"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly; act frankly; talk gently; await occasion; hurry never… this is my symphony." William Henry Channing, a 19th century writer and philosopher.
For Marsha beauty is found in the simplest of things, and it is this simplicity she aims to capture in her jewellery. She use traditional silver and goldsmithing techniques to create delicate organic forms, adding colour and texture through a combination of patination, hand dyed cold enamels and hand made textiles.
For Marsha, part of the joy of making is the journey – ‘I have no formal training, so each piece demonstrates a road travelled: from an idea, through research, experimentation and learning, to the final piece. I’m proud of the evolving, organic approach I take to learning my craft and creating each item, and aim for this to show through in my work.’
Each piece enriches her life as she learns new things and travels the journey to the finished article. She hopes that they also enrich the wearer’s life, bringing a reminder that beauty can be simple, and that sometimes the boldest statement comes not with a shout, but a whisper.