Rhi has always had a love of jewellery, always looking for inspiration to come up with new versatile ideas for desirable, wearable pieces. She graduated from Hereford College of Arts in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in jewellery design.
Rhi's graduate collection was inspired by her Gran, creating a series of hollow rings using photo etched images from her Gran's childhood and set semi-precious stones and Welsh slate.
Her new collection ‘Off The Rails’ came after a trip to Budapest, Hungary – The jewel of Eastern Europe. Inspired by curved metal railings held together with large chunky rivets, Rhi designed her collection around that concept. She explored curved textured forms, using cold connections, rather than the traditional soldering process.
Rhi designed and handcrafted each piece in her small workshop in the seaside town of Porthcawl, South Wales. She works with sterling silver in various finishes – highly polished, matte and oxidised, also using a range of semi-precious stones and Welsh slate.