Katy Doncaster is a contemporary jewelry designer. Her work attempts to capture the emotion and spirit of wild places, be they forests, coasts, or abandoned places.
The talismans are hand-cast impressions in pewter, a delicate and unpredictable process, the soft impressions hardening but remaining very delicate, often destroyed by the casting process, allowing just a single piece to be made.
The resulting objects are unique, showing the textures, imperfections, and quirks of the leaf, seed, gall, twig, or root used, and of the casting process.
These unpredictabilities give life and meaning to each piece; each takes you to the wildwood, that fragrant, living place.