Clova Rae-Smith is an independent jewellery designer and recent graduate of the BA Jewellery Design course at Central Saint Martins.

Clova’s work is inspired by her own identity. She regularly explores queerness within her work and the fluidity of gender.

Living our lives at a contemporary pace, we have become detached from notions of integrity in the artistic process. In the wake of mass production, the blood, sweat and tears that go into producing art are largely unacknowledged. Clova’s aim with these pieces is to return to these values, reconnecting us to the intensity of the emotions that generate art. Clova gives the wearer an opportunity to feel as well as to recognise the passions felt by the creator.

Interpretive text by Jasmine Cortes

Modelled by Ethan Samuel Jacobs