Berkeley Brown is a jewellery designer/goldsmith who graduated from NSCAD in 2009 with a major in jewellery design and metalsmithing. After finishing her degree, she spent two years in Scotland where she completed an artist in residency at the Glasgow School of Art and gained professional experience in the jewellery industry working for a local jewellery gallery/designer.
These opportunities gave Berkeley a foundation of practical experience working with variety of materials and designs, leading workshops, and organising group exhibitions with her fellow artists in residence. Berkeley is currently working as an instructor and technician in the NSCAD jewellery department and continues to make and exhibit jewellery internationally.
Berkeley’s work is inspired by a love of jewellery’s potential for precise movement and interaction, in combination with a passion for baking, food and cooking utensils. Making everything by hand at her bench, Berkeley works with silver, gold and enamel, focusing on the small scale intricacy that metal enables. Necklaces inspired by whisks and spatulas, along with rings that spin in a way that recalls the motion of whisking, leave the practicalities of the original inspirational form behind, creating whimsical adornment.