Chris Boland was born in York and studied Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University. Since graduating, he has worked as a self employed artist jeweller and metalworker. His work sells at selected galleries and shops around the country. He currently maintains a studio at the Porter Brook studios in Sheffield.
Artists Statement Structure is of fundamental importance in my work. I use my fascination of gemstone and crystal structure to inform my bespoke jewellery pieces. Strong, bold shapes are used to stress the unique qualities of the gemstones. When creating my jewellery, I combine strength and confidence with delicacy and intricacy. I work mainly in silver and precious gemstones sometimes using gold to accentuate. The premise behind my work is that the wearer would display, on a human scale, that which is normally hidden from view by its microscopic size