Harbour Gallery, Spring 2014. – Jersey.
Athene’s Little Russell collection was originally inspired by the view of the Little Russell and the neighbouring islands on the daily ‘commute’. Athene was struck by how much the view changed on a daily basis, and how much the colours were affected by changing weather conditions. A series of photographs taken of the same view over a three month period provides the colour palettes for these pieces, from which Athene then produces a wearable, painterly version of each view, realized in coloured stones and Sterling Silver.
Each of these pieces is completely unique, Athene prides herself on no two pieces ever being identical. All the necklaces contain an individual mix of the stones and other elements that make up the colour palette. All the Sterling sIlver components of the clasps are handmade by Athene and bear the individual hammer marks which formed them as a feature of the design