Jewellery designer Sia Taylor is a rare breed of artisan. Combining classical Fine Arts training with a holistic and sensitive approach, her designs evoke an old-world craftsmanship rarely found in modern design. After completing her studies at Newcastle University, followed by MA at the Royal College of Art, Taylor went to live in Africa. She produced her first collection from a workbench in the Botswanan bush, and soon realised that she had found her rightful direction in jewellery design.
The evidence of her early study can be seen in Taylor’s insistence on the meticulous hand forging and soldering process, which she does entirely herself. This bestows each piece with an artful integrity. Her designs are imbued with a natural sensuality, everyday wonders provide the inspiration that informs her approach to design.
A timeless feel means the pieces are intended as lifetime possessions, free from the constraints of seasonal trends and status, these are pieces to own and love, and to wear every day. A growing swathe of fashion-forward customers are buying into this aesthetic, stocking up and collecting pieces, often worn all together for a quiet, yet directional and ‘luxury bohemian’ feel. Understatement and quality is key to Sia Taylor collections, now stocked at Matches, LN-CC and Dover Street Market in London.