Master of Fine Arts and trained in Japanese Silversmithing Frances has reimagined this ancient art to create beautiful and unique pieces of silver, gold, gold plate and bronze jewellery.
9 Carat Gold Plate on Bronze. Kara Kusa is literally translated as Foreign Botanicals. These designs arrived in Japan via the Eurasian Trade Routes and were altered to suit Japanese aesthetic. Stylized sideways unfurling lotus leaves in one country, honey suckle or grape vines in another.