Jewellery & Silverware Inspired by Architecture (Unicorn, 2022) by Vicki Ambery-Smith is the story of fourty years of making architecturally-based silverware. Vicki Ambery-Smith is an acclaimed British silversmith and jeweller.
The book is an illustrated collection of projects carried out in silver and gold reflecting the many interesting personal stories that combine people with a place of significance portrayed in miniature for a special event in their lives.This is the story of forty years of making architecturally-based silverware, from small domes and columns on stud earrings to larger bespoke presentation pieces. The author charts her development from student days to acquisitions by the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts amongst others. Her insights into how to render buildings such as the Pantheon in Rome, the Sydney Opera House or Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre into a brooch, a ring or a box make fascinating reading.
The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with colour photos and drawings.