Barbara Shearer is a maker of contemporary jewellery based in Scotland. Barbara aims to maintain a sense of quality in her jewellery practice, whilst striving to minimise the hidden costs to the environment by using recycled silver and recycled or ethically sourced gemstones.
Many of Barbara’s designs begin at the bench rather than in the sketchbook. Being material-led, the designs develop from the juxtaposition of material samples until the right combination is found.
Barbara’s designs have strong geometric influences often with simple shapes layered to create more complex patterns. She also has a love of hammered textures that tell the story of the manufacturing process.
The images on this page show some of the custom pieces that I have made. Please contact me if you would like to discuss commissioning a piece of jewellery or if you would just like to comment on any of my pieces.
A selection of stock pieces are always available in the webshop.