Diane Guntrip



Diane Guntrip
Biography
Diane originally trained as a specialist teacher of Needlecrafts and Allied Textile Crafts in the UK. One of her strengths was in creating textures in creative embroidery. Whilst a student, she had the opportunity to work in an antique jewellers shop during vacations and this is where her first love of jewellery design began.

After a lifetime of teaching, and following her creativity in many different forms, for the last two years she has transferred her love of texture into creating silver jewellery in metal clay.

Diane had been making jewellery as a hobby for eight years, but decided to turn her hobby into a business after a visit to Norway in 2010. Originally booked on a train trip from Bergen to Flam, fate intervened, rough seas causing the cruise ship from the UK to Norway to arrive three hours too late for the train journey. On arrival in Bergen, the rest of the day was spent wandering around Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf where she was drawn into Juhl’s Silver Gallery. Diane found this shop inspiring as all the silver jewellery designs are based on ice formations such as ice crystals and snowflakes. This gave her the idea for using West Australian woody fruits, shells and coral as inspirations for her work.

The use of metal clay enables the designer to make an exact representation of the natural texture of the specimen which can then be used in an artistic form. Largely self taught, Diane aims to continue to experiment with this medium in order to create contemporary, one of a kind, pieces of jewellery.

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Title : Necklace 56P

Artist : Diane Guntrip

Medium : Agate & Fine Silver

Price : SOLD

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Title : Necklace 81P

Artist : Diane Guntrip

Medium : Agate & Fine Silver

Price : $190

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Title : Necklace 73P

Artist : Diane Guntrip

Medium : Amber, glass & fine silver

Price : $140

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Title : Necklace 72P

Artist : Diane Guntrip

Medium : FW pearl & fine silver

Price : SOLD

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Title : Bracelet 18B

Artist : Diane Guntrip

Medium : FW pearl & fine silver

Price : $110

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Title : Bracelet 38B

Artist : Diane Guntrip

Medium : FW pearl & fine silver

Price : $125

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Title : Bracelet 67B

Artist : Diane Guntrip

Medium : FW pearl & fine silver

Price : $135

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