Alice Clarke is an award winning jewellery designer based in North Yorkshire and the Falkland Islands.
Alice Clarke, Ross Road, Stanley, Falkland Islands, FIQQ 1ZZ
Cruise Ship Days: 10am – 5pm
Saturdays: 11am – 4pm
Alice Clarke Studio, Springhill Farm, Brimham Moor Road, Fellbeck, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5EX
Studio & gallery open by appointment only 11am – 4pm.
May – October – North Yorkshire, England
November – April – Stanley, Falkland Islands, South Atlantic
FI: +500 52900
UK: +44 (0)7841 212423
Inspired by her rural roots and driven by the raw beauty of North Yorkshire, jewellery designer Alice Clarke designs and makes her jewellery collections from her contemporary studio in Niddderdale…for half the year. Then for the other half she does exactly same but based in the Archipelago in the South Atlantic called the Falkland Islands.
Since graduating from the School of Jewellery in Birmingham with a 1st Class BA (Hons) Degree in 2013 Alice continues to be captivated by the vast landscape around her. From the lichens at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire to the textures and tones she sees from her studio window/or sea kayak in the Falkland Islands. Alice creates intricate and organic like forms that flow from one piece of jewellery to the next. She prides herself in making bespoke and ‘one of a kind’ wearable sculptures.
From a young age Alice has always been fascinated by jewellery; “Like a magpie I was drawn to all that glitters and adorns; gems, diamonds, necklaces, rings etc. Even in children’s books I loved the pictures of treasure chests, and caves full of hidden jewels”. As a teenager Alice made hobby jewellery and sold at local craft fairs at weekends. She continued to succeed in her Art subjects at school and sixth form and then went onto complete an Art Foundation Diploma at Leeds College of Art and Design in 2010 to explore her love for jewellery.
From Leeds she then went onto study a BA Hons in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the world-renowned School of Jewellery in Birmingham. Here she gained a 1st Class Degree, won awards and went onto to exhibit her jewellery in galleries up and down the country.
Since graduating from The School of Jewellery in 2013 Alice has exhibited her work worldwide; from Australia to Munich, New York to Paris and Hong Kong to Amsterdam. Whether it be in the Falkland Islands or North Yorkshire, Alice designs, makes and sells her jewellery, runs workshops and offers a ‘one to one’ bespoke jewellery design service.
F A L K L A N D S O U T D O O R S
Are you looking for something different? If you have an appetite for real adventure, Falklands Outdoors will give you the opportunity to see the Falkland Islands and its amazing wildlife from a unique angle. The itineraries we offer will give you a chance to explore untouched locations in true wilderness.
Our mission is to enable you to explore the Falkland Islands in the most unique and memorable way possible; with activities available including Kayaking, Climbing, Hill-Walking, Bespoke Wildlife Tours and Surfing, there is something for everyone. To ensure a personal and bespoke experience we deliberately keep our groups small, with a maximum of six people for each trip. We pride ourselves on the unique experiences we offer, the interests of the group will always shape the experience.
We are also an eco-friendly company, and take every step possible to minimise our impact on these beautiful islands. As you travel with us our dedication to the environment will be clear.
Sea kayaking around the Archipelago that are the Falkland Islands, jewellery designer Alice Clarke has taken new inspirations from her second home in the South Atlantic.
Paddling on the surface of the ocean, being in and amongst the giant sea kelp that grow in vast kelp forests around the islands; it was inevitable that the swirling tendrils lapping on the rocks from the swell would inspire Alice’s next fine jewellery collection ‘Archipelago’.
Each piece of jewellery is completely unique and is named after a significant place in the Falklands. Whether it’s Shallow Bay over on the West Falklands or the lighthouse lookout at Cape Pembroke, the natural world of these extraordinary islands has truly captured Alice’s imagination.
“The rugged and untouched Falkland Islands have a sense of raw beauty like no other. They’ve opened my eyes and inspired my imagination, enabling me to produce what I feel is my best collection to date”.
Alice has created her new jewellery collection, ‘Archipelago’ from precious metals such as Platinum and 18ct yellow gold combined with diamonds and other precious stones reminiscent of the sun and sea sparkling in front of her studio in the Falklands.
Graduate Collection 2013
My home in the farming valley of Nidderdale set in the heart of North Yorkshire is the inspiration for my work. In this collection ‘Sunday Best’ I have captured the essence of Yorkshire. The farmer who has defined the landscape, who ties his Barbour together with string & says; “It’ll be ‘right!” The farmer’s wife who brings the family together on Sunday’s for afternoon tea and makes sure everyone’s cup is full.
This collection consists of a variety of wearable’s, from large rings and neckpieces to interesting button fastenings. They are created from Yorkshire tea stained plaster, Silver, Yorkshire sheep wool, Whitby Jet & found dolly pegs.
One Year On Collection 2014
Jemima is the follow on collection from ‘Sunday Best’. Using similar materials and processes I have developed ideas and forms to create new jewellery pieces. Some pieces are edging towards fashion and some in the direction of art. As a whole Jemima has a softer and elegant feel to it, the luxe finish on the rings and the scrumptious texture in the necklaces are enticing with each piece being different from the next. This jewellery collection is made up of unusual and exciting materials such as goose feathers, home-grown raspberries, found wooden pegs and sheep wool all brilliantly combined with silver. “What was once Christmas dinner is now a beautifully crafted piece of jewellery; found, foraged and recycled at it’s best”.