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Much Wenlock Poetry Festival

In April 2010 to mark the opening of the new Much Wenlock Poetry Festival Catherine designed a new range of jewellery inspired by the poetry and children’s books of the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

This new collection of work was shown in a solo show at the Twenty Twenty Gallery Much Wenlock, Shropshire from April - August 2010 and then shown in London in 2011 at the Contemporary Applied Arts.

Carol Ann who is the patron of the festival wrote a poem 'Bees' especially for the occasion and Catherine designed and made a large pendant necklace 'Bees' which she presented to Carol Ann as a gift at the festival.

The necklace is a large limited edition oversized bee with four large wings that fall open when inverted. They are a representation of the lotus flower featured in her new poem.

See below to hear Catherine interviewed about this poetry inspired collection of jewellery and see Catherine making Carol Ann s Necklace.

Above: ‘The Tear Thief’ Necklace One off , Silver with Rainbow Moonstone

Above: ‘Scared Tears’ Necklace One Off, Oxidised Silver and Rainbow Moonstone

Above: ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ Necklace One off, Oxidised Silver with Amethyst and Shell

Above: ‘Weasel Words’ Necklace Limited Edition, Silver and Oxidised Silver

Above: ‘Finding the Words’ Ring Limited Edition , 18ct white and 9ct white and yellow Gold