Megan Collins is a contemporary jewellery designer originally from South Africa, now based in London. She has a background in Fashion Design and a Degree in Fine Art from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University of Port Elizabeth and a Diploma in Jewellery Design from the Vannetta Seecharran School of Jewellery in London. She works mainly in Sterling Silver, using sheet or wire as a starting point and occasionally using elements of gold or brass or oxidizes components to create contrasts.
Most of her inspiration is drawn from natural forms, often ones that reflect her South African heritage. Each piece in Megan’s new SUCCULENT collection begins by abstracting a natural form into a geometric shape, which is then translated into silver, or gold plated silver.
My initial ideas for this collection began with a few simple words that I felt expressed something about aesthetics in relation to jewellery. Words such as symmetry, balance, simplicity, contrast, smooth curves and repetition. Each piece is handmade and echoes the repetitive circular shapes of succulent plants.
My passion lies both in the designing and making of each piece of jewellery. These pieces are functional art, made to be worn and enjoyed. They bring the beauty of the natural world into our daily lives and their simplicity welcomes a sense of calm and understated elegance.
GAllery exhibitions featuring Megan Collins: ADORN 2015 7 November – 3 December 2015