Tania Clarke Hall
"elegant solutions provided by simple geometry"
Tania is an award-winning jeweller working in leather. The designer studied at Middlesex University under acclaimed contemporary jeweller and artist Caroline Broadhead, gaining a Ist Class BA Hons in Jewellery. Influenced by her background in chemistry and a love of Japanese design, with its wabi-sabi aesthetic, Tania’s bold and dramatic pieces are designed with a deceptively simple economy of line. She delights in moulding, slashing, and colouring the leather using experimental and innovative techniques that continually push the boundaries of her medium. The result is elegant yet playful jewellery, created to be worn in a variety of ways: twisted, scooped, wrapped or draped on the body. The beauty of her jewellery is only truly apparent when worn. Then the pieces shift and change to reveal different perspectives, helical shapes and sudden bursts of colour. Tactile, warm, malleable and beautifully lightweight, her jewellery is a pleasure to wear.
Tania says: “When I design, I revel in the creative freedom paradoxically born out of mathematical constraints. Leather is my chosen material: with its flexible, forgiving yet robust nature, it is the perfect creative playmate. My work is inspired by the elegant solutions provided by simple geometry and a childish love of experimentation.”
Tania’s jewellery has received much critical acclaim, winning a Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council award for gallery jewellery in 2009. She continues to work on new collections and bespoke commissions for both private and retail clients from her studio at Cockpit Arts in central London.