Chalk Designs is a Jewellery and Silversmithing company based in Art Hub Studios, London, where the jewellery is designed and made by the award winning jeweller Charlotte Zalepa (Yeo).
“Without first intending to, my work has been inspired by the unforgiving changes happening to the world we live in, such as the big one, Climate Change. This conversation first started with my move from the countryside to London city life 9 years ago. After moving to a predominately urban environment my work began to focus on the wildlife I loved and no longer saw on a daily basis. I have since endeavoured to rekindle this important relationship between my audience and nature by reminding them of it’s beauty. The beauty that I am trying to convey in my work is honest and earthy, and very much lacking in our urban environment.
The other important aspects of my jewellery comes from choice of material and process. Recycled silver has its obvious plus points (being environmentally friendly), but it also has this modest and clean quality which shows off the carved details to perfection. Each piece is hand-carved from jewellers wax allowing an organic development, much like the nature I so admire.”
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”