Louise Parry is considered to be one of the leading designers in silversmithing and jewellery working in the UK today.
She makes highly individual jewellery and timepieces in gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Whether a silver and gold gem set clock, or a pair of sapphire cufflinks from her limited edition range, her covetable works are often treasured as family heirlooms.
Louise specialises in commission work, including wedding and engagement rings and remodelling a client's own jewellery. She is constantly exploring new shapes and forms while maintaining a strong contemporary identity. Clean lines are cut into hand forged pieces to define form, followed by precise positioning of gemstones.
Her work has won many awards - most recently in 2013 when she was the winner of The Barbara Christie For Excellence In Metalwork and Jewellery for her gem set Desktop Clock at Art in Action. She has also been featured in The Financial Times, The Evening Standard and Vogue. She has exhibited her work at prestigious shows such as Goldsmiths Fair.
In December 2014, she was honoured to be made a Freeman of The Worshipful Company Of Goldsmiths at a ceremony at Goldsmiths' Hall in London.
Awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust scholarship to be mentored by top silversmith Rod Kelly to realise new work.
Selected to be a Full Member of Contemporary British Silversmiths
Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths – On the 3rd of December 2014 Louise was honoured to be made a Freeman at Goldsmiths Hall in London. Being made free also makes a person eligible for the Freedom of The City of London.
Winner of the Barbara Christie Award for Excellence in Metalwork and jewellery, Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxford. Selected by her peers in the trade for her 'Desktop' Clock.
Selected as one of the World Gold Council's 'Great Designers'. Featured on The World Gold Council Website.
Charmian Adams Award – Shortlisted in 'Crossings' exhibition for 'Crossing Time' Clock-New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Glos.
Goldsmiths' Company Craftsmanship and Design Awards – Smallworkers – 'Crossing Time' Clock – Commended.
Commissioned to design and make silver and gold jewellery for the Ladies European Golf Team at The Solheim Cup, USA as well as a presentation brooch for founder Louise Solheim.
Awarded Passport to Export Grant to showcase pieces at The British Jewellery, Giftware and Finishing Federation at JCK Show, Las Vegas. USA.
UK Tahitian Pearl Trophy Award-Brooch – 3rd Prize
Commissioned to make silver pieces in collaboration with textile designer Kay O' Sullivan – as part of the Memory Palette Project for the Arts Council.
Silver Cross for ordination of Deaconess Celia Carter, Gloucester Cathedral
Repair and restoration of Large Cross for Gloucester Cathedral.
Selected – student section – Platinum Awards, Ayrton Metals.
1984 – 1987
School of Jewellery, Birmingham Polytechnic – BA Hons Degree 2:1
1983 – 1984
Art Foundation, Trowbridge Technical College
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the beautiful ring that you created for me. I am pleased to tell you that it has had many admiring glances and I love it. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of creation with you and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
Thank you so much for your time, patience and stunningly beautiful rings! It made it all the more special meeting you and you will always be a special part of our memories of our engagement and wedding,
Byron and Caragh
Thank you so much for making me a very elegant ring. Your attention to detail is meticulous and I enjoyed working through the process with you.I hope to be able to have you make another piece soon, but in the meantime, I will enjoy wearing this one!
Thank you so much for my truly beautiful necklace! I think that you've captured the essence of the original sculpture while creating a simple and elegant piece in its own right.It is just what I hoped for without being able to articulate exactly what I wanted-I knew if I left it up to Charles and you, you'd come up trumps.
You will be pleased to learn that the reception to your ring surpassed all expectations- Lorraine adores it,and has announced that it will never be leaving her finger! Thank you again.
Thank you very much for my fabulous ring! I really enjoyed the 'process' of making the ring and was most grateful for your suggestions as we progressed the end product. As you said at our last meeting a 'can do' attitude is what was required and this was most welcome!
I wanted to thank you so much for the lovely earrings!