As a small child my mother encouraged me to collect for the nature table; maybe that’s where it started, when I became a curator of nature. Always making, always gathering. A love of nature and a passion for jewellery seems to be in my soul, crafting our wedding rings from found bark and twigs from our families coppicing woodland was just the most natural, beautiful process for me. Through Cast & Found I hope to capture the emotions of connection and belonging in our forever rings and other jewellery, and enable others to treasure their own stories in a similar way.
About The Maker
In the early noughties, when studying Jewellery and Silversmithing at Loughborough University, Jessica developed a technique to cast nature’s finds into precious metals. After honing her skills as a Goldsmith working for other independent jewellery designers she took the leap to have her own creative practice in 2006, creating pieces of jewellery inspired by nature.
Jessica was commissioned to make a wedding ring a few years after first establishing her business at the prestigious Harley Foundation Studios in Nottinghamshire. The ring happened to be for a tree surgeon; whose love of trees resonated with Jessica. Working bark from her clients favourite tree, which nestled on a cider farm deep in Devon, a ring was made with joy to express two loves. Jessica describes being able to connect a person with a place and ultimately capturing an emotion, as such a privilege and her main motivation for the business she runs today. It has taken a further decade of industry experience and thoughtful consideration for her to proudly bring to you Cast & Found as an ethical, thoughtful and original jewellery brand. With Cast & Found's offerings growing daily, we hope that you will join this journey and follow our progress.