Jean Scott-Moncrieff

My work is characterised by simplicity of form and purity of line - classical but contemporary -influenced by artefacts from ancient Mediterranean cultures - particularly evident in the collections held at the Villa Giulia, Rome and the Heraklion Museum, Crete.

I use traditional hand tools and techniques; piercing, hammering and forging high carat gold and silver, embellished with old cut gemstones, cabachons and beads. The stones are meticulously

selected - the flaws and inclusions add to their unique properties. Each piece is hand worked using very fine emery papers resulting in a lustrous matt finish, sometimes with burnished edges.


I have exhibited widely, notably at Goldsmiths’ Fair in the City of London and Dazzle at the Southbank since 2003. I have worked for many private clients, designing and making new commissions as well as

remodelling precious old pieces for the 21st century. I am a Liveryman

of the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers; a member of The Goldsmiths Company Directory and the Crafts Council Directory.