Our Meet the Maker is award winning silversmith & jeweller Rauni Higson
Rauni Higson is one of Britain’s leading silversmiths. Originally trained in Finland, she established her studio in 1997 in the dramatic landscape of Snowdonia, a rich backdrop of mountainous crags and rugged coastline that inspire her work. Rauni specialises in hammer-formed silver that people can use to celebrate and commemorate - everlasting treasures that will become the heirlooms of the future. Contemporary sculptural designs are created using traditional techniques, connecting and responding to the natural world and clients’ significant themes.
Rauni has been a valued member of the Makers Guild in Wales since joining in 2000 and we have been displaying her jewellery in the gallery ever since. In her jewellery, she says: 'My interest lies in creating pieces in silver, both sculptural and functional; striking enough to stand alone, but intended to be used and enjoyed on a daily basis.'