Using rocks and stones found on beaches or mountains as her hammers and anvils, Jo McAllister creates granite surfaces, reminiscent of earthly and lunar landscapes, that accentuate the whiteness of pure silver and reveal the rich, varied colours of high carat golds. Burnished, undulating edges are glinting counterpoints to her subtle, tactile textures. Initially inspired by the deceptive qualities of desert light and the textures of desiccation within it, much of her work deals with light and space. Responding to ancient and contemporary, natural and constructed landscapes, McAllister makes contemporary jewellery and objects with metaphysical qualities: rings, bangles, pendants, brooches, ear-studs and cuff-links, some incorporating vintage optical lenses, feathers, and found objects. New and ongoing works for ‘The Ring Cycle’ are exuberant, opulent, word-based rings incorporating flowers, feathers, powder puffs, mirrors and fur. Also new for 2015, her ‘Enshrined’ series uses cut and uncut gemstones, set and tied with thread.