Hello there my name is Jackie Denham, I am a metalsmith and the owner of Ruby and Jack Design.
I’ve always had a passion for spotting anything that represents order and repetition and enjoy the clean lines of architecture and geometric forms. I find most of my inspiration during my dog walks in the countryside looking at natural forms. Nature has a way of building the most amazing structures in plants, trees and landscapes and I love looking closely at the patterns, textures and forms of trees, meadow flowers and shrubs.
I try to constantly move forward with my designs and continue to develop and progress. For my new work, I am using anodised aluminium and dying it the most wonderful colours to work alongside silver. Aluminium is a versatile material to work with and gives me endless potential for new designs. The beautiful bright or pale muted colours achievable work well against the whiteness and brightness of silver.
I not only have a passion for jewellery and but also for anything that’s designed and made by hand. I co-organise a pop up shop called ‘All Our Own Crafts’, where other designer makers get a chance to trial new pieces and sell their work.