Mark and Jasmine have been friends for many years and have always shared a love of innovation, creativity and storytelling. Jasmine has long been fascinated by the idea of the elemental in gold and silver- products of the earth’s crust- as holder of our ancient memories. For Mark it’s the micro, the gemstones passed from mother to son or father to daughter. As their friendship progressed, the need for more sustainable practices in reusing and retelling old stories has found resonance for them both and driven many of Jasmine’s works. Their collaboration on Mimesis has allowed them to express this in a stunning range of jewellery. Each piece drawing inspiration from the trees, flora and fauna, the land and water they sit on, and the biosphere that surrounds it all. The pieces are made from 100% recycled precious metal, ensuring the materials already hold the energy of ancestry.
Jasmine Pradissitto FRSA is an award-winning London-based British artist, scientist, speaker, and environmentalist who has a Ph.D. in physics from UCL and has studied art at Goldsmith’s and London Met. A polymath, her critical practice spans painting, sculpture, and technology and she is the only artist in the world licensed to use NOXORBTM, a newly developed ceramic material that absorbs nitrogen dioxide (NOx) pollution from the air.
Jasmine has exhibited worldwide including most recently two pioneering public art projects in London for The Horniman Museum Gardens (winner of Museum or the Year Award 2022) and for Camden People’s Theatre with Euston Town, a Mayor of London environmental initiative.
Find out more at www.pradissitto.com
Mark Hussey has been Partner and designer at Hallmark Jewellers, Titchfield, since the store opened almost 30 years ago. Mark is a self-taught jeweller. His first workshop was a shed in his father’s back garden where he learnt his trade. Through hard work and passion and with the support of his business partner Andrea, he has built up a hugely respected jewellery business.
Mark’s work has featured in the national press and his candelabra design was the subject of a recent channel 4 documentary. His passion for jewellery design has continued to grow and made Hallmark a destination for design and manufacture excellence.