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 2016 when she was the winner of Craft and Design Magazine’s best non- furniture piece for her diamond set ‘Black Headlight ‘Clock at The Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, Cheltenham. Her work has featured in The Financial Times, The Evening Standard and Vogue.
In 2014, Louise was honoured to be made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
As well as opening her own shop in 2016, she exhibits her work at prestigious shows such as Goldsmiths’ Fair.
Her work is included in private collections throughout the world, with her Desktop Clock purchased last year for the Pearson Silver Collection.
August 2017-Desktop Clock -purchased for the Pearson Silver Collection. Collection of Post War silver- to present day.
August 2016- Winner of The Craft and Design Magazine Award for her Black Headlight Mechanical Clock, Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, Cheltenham.
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
Louise’s work epitomises the very concept of craft and design. She uses traditional skills to create stunning contemporary pieces and the Black Headlight Clock particularly appeals to us.
Paul and Angie Boyer.’ Craft and Design’ magazine
I wanted to say how delighted I am with the wonderful ring and pendant you made for me. They have both been admired a lot and everyone is in awe of your fabulous talent. I hope to be choosing something again from you!
I love love love my new piece. I wore it home, I wore it on the plane. Thank you so much. I think you are brilliant and not a bad human to go with it!
Your kindness from the moment my mum and I met you a couple of years ago has meant such a lot. Thank you for your thoughtfulness during that time and for completing my dream ring. It’s absolutely gorgeous and I love it so much.
The past few months working on my rings have been a delight. I absolutely love them. Thank you for the whole experience and the fabulous end result.
On behalf of Matthew can I please thank you for all the work and time you have put into the ring. It is much appreciated.
I enjoyed the process which resulted in this very special ring which I enjoy wearing every day.
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!