About Polly Gasston
Polly Gasston (1951-2021) worked only in 22ct gold and semi-precious stones, which, she said, formed a direct link with the ancient goldsmiths who used exactly the same materials. Her strongest influences have been the jewels of the Ancient Near East, from deep antiquity to the end of the Roman Empire. This influence extends from the wreath she made as a commission of the World Gold Council – Hellenistic period – to the little twisted wire earrings in the Small Treasures collection – Mycenaen Greece, and everything in between. Polly had a love and appreciation for semi precious stones, their broad spectrum of colour and form, and she bought them constantly! She then designed a piece round the stone, and as the stones are very often bought singly, the pieces she designed and made are, by nature, unique.
Polly produced a large body of work over the past two years, and she wanted all of it to be sold and not melted down after she died, so we will continue to trade under her name. Many of the pieces are Polly originals, and as time goes on we will continue to add to this body of work with designs of our own, heavily influenced by Polly, and always using 22ct gold which is one of the things that made her a completely unique goldsmith. She will be missed, but her work and inspiration will live on.