As Seen in TATLER
who recently graduated from Central Saint Martins’ prestigious ‘Jewellery Design’ course. Both referencing and challenging perceptions of traditional fine jewellery, her work celebrates and showcases beautiful materials whilst exploring notions of deliciousness, temptation and indulgence. Isla's precious pieces with playful twists have won highly acclaimed awards; Including 'Best Design', awarded by Theo Fennell and a gold 'Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council Award'.
Once upon a time, Isla’s Great Grandfather handcrafted a silver tiara; A beautiful filigree structure adorned with gems, albeit, not in the traditional sense. Instead, bright, juicy ‘Jelly Tots’ which proudly sat in place of the precious stones. Half a century later, Isla revisits this notion...
Image: Guillaume Valli
Isla envisions a world where contexts are blurred and gemstones are so enticing, they just have to be indulged. Their sweet-like lure, rotund forms and mouth watering colours lending themselves, all minus taste and edibility, to this world. Each stone is hand selected and carved by Isla in her Somerset workshop.
Bitten bands, wonky settings and falling 'crumbs' further narrate stories of indulgence, temptation and devour.