Megan Williams is a jeweller and artist based in London. She recently graduated Central Saint Martins, UAL with a BA(hons) in Jewellery Design.

Megan enjoys exploring current world issues and ideas through a diverse range of artistic mediums. She believes in using her art to voice her opinions, and the opinions of those who need a platform to speak.

“Megan has compiled a collection of illusionary handmade pearl jewellery, which she has then stitched onto garments and accessories. She overturns historical associations of craft as “women’s work” by using pearls as a symbol of female empowerment. In this way, she challenges the undervalued nature of textiles as a medium. By exploring the gender associations of such techniques, she makes a contrast with traditionally “masculine” practices such as painting and sculpture. In the process, she demonstrates the amount of skill and time required to produce these unique and intricate pieces.”

Interpretative text by Hollie Baynham, BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation, Central Saint Martins