Reliquary neckpiece. Fine gold with 3 ancient Persian carved amulets and 4 reliquary beads

Nik Stanbury is a designer maker with a special interest in metalsmithing methods of the ancient world and precious metal orthotic supports.

His expertise and ethos are from the Japanese tradition with a preference for soft finishes, sometimes textured, unpolished or patinated.

His work is arranged in a series of highly personal, interconnected titled collections.

He has undertaken commissions for a variety of clients including local, national and foreign governments, private and public bodies, and various religious groups.

Currently Principal of York School of Jewellery (www.york-school-of-jewellery.co.uk), he is passionate about the preservation and transmission of ancient and traditional techniques, whilst embracing the best of modern developments.

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