Skip to main content



This Sceptr'd Doll: Part Two

In which the implications of the Sceptre in its finished form are discussed.

Like many artists and makers, I had been feeling that I ought to be more political in my work due to the enormity of geopolitical events over the eighteen months or so. In some ways, my work can’t help but be a bit political anyway - I am using precious materials and very traditional forms and techniques to create my pieces, which is currently quite unfashionable.

I am, however, trying to subvert the obvious traditional associations by the content and context of my work. ‘The Lily Holds Firm’ as a project uses religious imagery and aims to neutralise (or at least call into question) the associated symbolism of key ciphers.

Length: 21cm.

The title ‘This Sceptr’d Doll’ * is a take on the quotation from Act 2, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's play, King Richard II

    "This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars ... This blessed plot, this earth, this r…

Latest posts

The Guide to Gemstone Settings

This Sceptr’d Doll - Part One: The Construction

Spider Diary

Tooth Burnishers

Spider Salt

Private House (Part Three - Finished)

MCards: Garnet Chain for #6

Machina Wedding Rings

Datura Time Lapse Experiment

The Practical Sheet Metal Worker