A highlight of the London art calendar, this month’s Frieze Art Fair is an inspirational reminder of the parallels between the creative process of the artist, and of the jewellery designer and craftsman.
The artist and the muse
As an artist finds inspiration for their works in both their reality and imagination, so too does our CEO & Creative Director Jeremy Morris, drawing upon his many travels, the natural world, the arts and – of course – the gemstones themselves. As an enthusiastic collector of contemporary art, Jeremy Morris visits Frieze every year where, as well as seeking out new works for his personal collection, he finds inspiration for the House’s extraordinary jewellery creations.
Dreaming up an idea for a spectacular piece of jewellery is one thing; possessing the technical skill and craftsmanship to realize it is another entirely. When the inspiration for a new piece strikes Jeremy Morris, like an artist he may begin with a simple sketch on paper, often playing with loose gemstones to explore colour and form, before the craftsmen of our atelier – the last to still exist on Bond Street – translate his vision into precious metal and jewels.
A captivating flash of colour here, the faintest whisper of metal there – viewing a piece of David Morris jewellery is an experience akin to studying a painting or sculpture in a gallery, different angles and perspectives revealing a new and fascinating detail. Indeed, at the House of David Morris the creation of jewellery is considered an art form, each original ‘artwork’ expressing its creator’s unique point of view whilst capturing the mood of the moment.
Please note that the maximum value of items available to purchase online is £20,000 per transaction. If your total is more than this value then please get in touch by email on or call +44 (0)20 7499 2200 and we’ll be happy to assist you with your purchase.