This project is an ongoing exploration of researching ancient craft techniques and opportunities to blend these techniques with contemporary forms and products.
Ajoure is a style of jewellery design similar to filigree, which leaves open spaces in the worked metal. Unlike filigree, the holes are usually cut from the metal rather than being incorporated during the process of construction. It is usually used in the making of gold jewellery, such as pendants and brooches. The result is reminiscent of the style of lace known as "ajour", hence the term. 
The piece was originally handcrafted as a tabletop sculpture with no specific purpose in mind. It can be a great gift option as well as can be used as a functional tabletop item. This limited edition sculpture will be available for purchase in one size in stainless steel from March 2015.