Working with her favourite metal, gold - its earthiness suits both the style of the pieces and her own sensibility- Natasha’s signature ‘nuggets’ feature throughout her collections. The nuggets give each of exquisite hand-crafted jewels their own character.
Natasha carefully shapes every piece. She then meticulously matches it with asymmetrical precious and semi-precious stones, which harmoniously fuse with the gold setting. “If you were to look at a naturally formed nugget from the river you would see a close resemblance to my work” Natasha explains.
It’s a conversation that occurs between each element. The metal reacts to the flame, and the flame moves according to the artist’s hands. “Taking the gold back to the irregular forms of nature, so the essence of the metal remains, is the quintessence of the artistic process for me”.
When it comes to stones there is no shortage of inspiration. Diamonds, emeralds, opals, rubies and precious gems have all featured in Natasha’s work. Yet her preferred stone is the sapphire. “The colours are so unusual,” she says. “There is a huge spectrum, so many hues —blues, greens, pinks—the sapphire is so... painterly.”
Elegant studs hand-crafted in solid gold and cascading drop earrings. Bold necklaces and asymmetrical gem encrusted rings. These seemingly very delicate pieces are actually thought for daily wear. Layered, Collis’s designs create even more striking effects.
Natasha Collis’s collection ‘Colour Stories’ celebrates spectrum of hues in precious and semi-precious stones. Peach Sapphire, Emerald and Grey Sapphire, Pink and Black Diamond are just some of her intriguing combinations. Harmonies Collis relentlessly thrives to achieve.