Amy Stringer is an independent Contemporary Designer Maker based in Leeds.
Having strong connections with both the North and South of Great Britain due to family, she began to explore the differences in architecture across the country throughout her education. The subtle differences in the buildings of each city visited and the difference between the inner hearts of cities and the elements of nature found surrounding them.
Whilst studying BA (Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork at Sheffield Hallam University, 2012-2015, Amy became inspired by the city’s combination of modern, industrial architecture and large green spaces. During this time Amy developed her skills as a silversmith and began to experiment with what is now her signature material, cement. Amy’s graduate collection of cement, silver and steel art jewellery had her recognised across the board. She was shortlisted to the final four for New Designer’s Designer of the Year award and invited to exhibit at Art& and Lustre under their graduate schemes. Amy’s graduate collection was also awarded a Bright Young Gems highly commended award by International Jewellery London.
Cement is found in almost every building throughout the world’s cities, but the material is often under-appreciated and its beauty can be overlooked. Within her designs, Amy sets elements of nature such as moss into the cement, forging a connection between architecture and agriculture. Complimenting her self-developed cement methods Amy designs striking silver, brass and steel metalwork details to bring the pieces together.
Amy continues to grow her skills and collections and showcase her work in the UK and internationally.