Silver, anodised aluminium and a confection of found and altered objects are used to create Wiltshire based jeweller Lindsey Mann's jewellery. The challenges that mixed media present require an abstract approach to construction but lindsey harnesses this and makes no secret of assembly, ‘I prefer to leave rivets and screws on view making them an intrinsic part of the design’.
Anodised aluminium provides a perfect canvas for colour and pattern, something which has become somewhat of a trademark for Lindsey’s jewellery. The anodised aluminium undergoes an electro-chemical treatment during which millions of microscopic pores are created on the surface of the metal. When colour is applied to the metal, through the use of particular liquid inks and dyes, it is easily absorbed into the pores. Once colouring is complete the pigments are sealed into the pores, through exposure to steam, to create a permanent and durable material with which to make jewellery.