Caroline Brogden is a largely self-taught jeweller working in precious metals. Her work combines a number of elements with an emphasis on natural form; in particular those that can be found at the coast.
Caroline initially started by collecting and casting shells and setting unusual pieces of sea glass. This is something which she still continues to do.
In her more recent work she has started to look at the contours and forms found in nature. Using traditional silversmithing skills her second body of work looks at ways to mimic these shapes and patterns and develop them into small pieces of wearable art. Her work involves a number of fold-form techniques first discovered by Charles Lewton-Brain.
Individual designs are often developed further by the use of added adornment such as gold accents and semi-precious stones. These are used to highlight and emphasise the multi-dimensional aspects of the work.
Caroline exhibits her work in a number of shops and galleries as well as selected shows throughout the year.
In The Press
Coast Magazine - November 2016
Arts and Crafts Special - The Scallop Cuff in Sterling Silver was selected for their curated 'Jewels of the Sea' article.
Jewellery designer to showcase talents BY GAIL ROBINSON, TOWN REPORTER TUESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2014A
Dodworth-based jewellery designer is one of the exhibitors who will be showcasing her talents at this year's Country Living magazine Christmas fair in North Yorkshire. Caroline Brogden, founder of SeaBreeze Designs (now Caroline Brogden Contemporary Jewellery , creates intricately detailed pieces taking inspiration from the coast. Caroline, who also exhibited at the fair last year, said: "I really enjoyed exhibiting at the Country Living Christmas Fair last year and I'm excited to be returning to Harrogate again. "It was a brilliant experience to be surrounded by fellow crafters and other exhibitors, it's truly a great chance for visitors to get in the festive spirit while enjoying locally made or hand-crafted products."https://bdaily.co.uk/entrepreneurship/30-10-2014/increase-of-42-in-yorkshire-businesses-at-christmas-fair-in-harrogate/