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THOMPSON-ROYDS CHRISTOPHER
"It's all about preserving an instant."
biography

Christopher Thompson Royds grew up in the Oxfordshire countryside, in England. He studied jewellery first at London Metropolitan University before finishing his studies with an MA at the Royal College of Art, London. Since graduating he has been represented by Gallery Marzee, NL, Louisa Guinness Gallery, UK and more recently Irene Belfi Gallery, in Milan, IT. His work has been exhibited internationally, and is in several public collections: CODA Museum, Netherlands; Crafts Council, UK;Koch Collection, Switzerland; MIMA,UK; Rotasa Collection Trust, USA; Royal College of Art, UK; Schmuck Museum, Pforzhiem, Germany; Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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"It's all about preserving an instant," says jeweller Christopher Thompson Royds, whose Natura Morta (Italian for "still life") collection immortalises everything from white clover to buttercups. Tracing around the stems and petals of pressed wild flowers, Thompson Royds hand cuts them in layers of paper thin gold or silver, binding them with fine gold wire.
It's a process he compares to "tying up roses in the garden". Each piece is housed in a marbled folio box, an allusion to the Hans Sloane Herbarium at the Natural History Museum.

Aimee Farrell, 2016

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Photo credits
(Portraits and Gallery space)
Studio LAPSUS