• Commission Your Own ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ Design

Commission a ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ design of your own with Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

What Does A Commission Offer and How Are They Presented?

Every ‘Landscape Gems’ design created by Laura H Elliott is like a presentation and not just a design.

I have been selling my work since 2006 and every design is of the highest standard. All my designs are available in Fine 999 Silver Metal Clay for commission with Degree Art Gallery, who represent my work as a professional artist and have extensive experience.

All of my silver designs are legally hallmarked by the Goldsmiths Assay Office, London.

  • Taylor made, hand-crafted from Fine 999 Silver Metal Clay
  • Every design features 100% genuine gemstones ethically and personally sourced by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)
  • Other features in the designs include 925 Sterling Silver and Vintage Watch Parts

  • Every design is presented in a complimentary, beautiful velvet gift box, which is the perfect way to present each piece.

  • A complimentary 18 inch chain

  • An anti-tarnish strip to keep your work perfect

  • All silver pieces made from or with fine 999 silver and/or 925 sterling silver are legally hallmarked by the Goldsmiths assay office, London


  • Every silver design comes with a beautiful hallmarking card from the Goldsmiths Assay Office London

How Do I order a Commission: A Step-by-Step Guide:

1) Select Your Designs:

Look through a selection of designs and note down the name displayed at the bottom of the image:

2) Select Your Gemstone(s) of Choice:

The key feature in every design is, of course, the genuine gemstone(s). There are hundreds of types of gemstones, which come in every colour in the rainbow. However, the typical choices are often focused on three key points:

  • Colour preferences
  • Birthstone or Zodiac gemstones
  • Gemstones that are collected by each person, such as the top 4 precious gemstones: Sapphire, Ruby, Diamonds, Emeralds

If you have a gemstone you would prefer or would like to gift in your commission, please do not hesitate to ask. This can include sought after gemstones that could be sourced/ selected from stock include:

  • Tanzanite,
  • Paraiba or Cuprian Tourmaline,
  • Spessartite Garnet

The gemstones below are a selection you can chose from:

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3) Contact My Representative Gallery Degree Art, London, UK:

I am represented by a highly experienced gallery, called Degree Art, London, UK.

All my designs are available in Fine 999 Silver/ 925 Sterling Silver for commission with Degree Art Gallery, who represent my work as a professional artist and have extensive experience.

I have been selling my work since 2006 and every design is of the highest standard. All of my silver designs are legally hallmarked by the Goldsmiths Assay Office London.


Above: Laura H Elliott Hallmark

My gallery link is below:

Their team can coordinate with you and we can begin the commission process:

Please contact Isobel Beauchamp (Director of Degree Art) on or call one of their Art Advisors on 020 8980 0395.

Tell her my name, Laura H Elliott and the artwork that inspires you. The Degree Art team can then explore ideas such as:

Tell them which designs in my ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ you love,
Preferred colour of the gemstones featured…

….and then the commission process starts.

Please Note:

All of my silver designs are legally hallmarked by the Goldsmiths Assay Office London. This process takes between 7-14 days.

These gemstones have been personally and ethically sourced from around the world by Laura H Elliott over the years.

Carat weights stated are ‘average total gemstone weights’ (ATGW).

Commission Feedback:

“Having seen Laura’s work at an exhibition in London, I commissioned Laura to create 2 pendant pieces of jewellery to include birthstones. She was very happy to help and very professional, producing 2 stunning original pieces. They were packaged well and arrived safely. I would highly recommend Laura’s bespoke metal clay jewellery to anyone looking for a special piece of original artwork”


Dated: 21st April 2017

Lesley Oldaker was a direct commission client Landscape Gems Collection jewellery of metal clay designer Laura Elliott BA (Hons).

Customer Feedback and Recommendations:

I have over 10 years working as both an artist and curator and have references, which can be viewed by clicking here.

About the ‘Landscape Gems Collection’:

“My love of clay was discovered at the age of 14, exploring the endless possibilities of earthenware clay, enhanced with glazes, textures and glass.

It was in 2012 when I discovered the fresh, up and coming medium of metal clay in: Fine 999 Silver, Copper and bronze. Step by step I began to explore the possibilities of this medium and after 2 years of development it transformed into the body of work I now call the ‘Landscape Gems Collection’.

When fired, an elegant transformation takes place, turning each design from the pliable clay into solid metal designs. Each piece is sculptural and unique, which often include an unusual mix of high quality gemstones along side beautiful elements, such as glass, enamel, vintage watch parts or even bolts and screws.

This series was given new momentum when I exhibited my collection at The Royal College of Art with Flux exhibition in December 2015. Since this date, my designs have adapted into a series of ever changing mini sculptures and I have not looked back since.”

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• Artwork Focus: Try, Try and Try Again! My Shadow Box Design Journey

Artwork Review:

Try, Try and Try Again! My Shadow Box Design Journey

It was back in 2015 when I saw my first metal clay shadow box designs. I thought they not only looked beautiful, but they presented a technical challenge to my clay skill-set. I then embarked on a slow exploration of how I might create my own metal clay shadow boxes.

The first attempt in Copper metal clay by the company Prometheus (as shown below) was unsuccessful attempt. The way I built this design was a success; however, it was when I kiln fired this piece that it was damaged, due to a major fault in my 1st kilns poor temperature control.

Above: My first failed shadow box design

Above: My 1st shadow box, which was my unsuccessful attempt

I then re-attempted this idea in 2 different designs, but chose to try it in Fine 999 Silver (made by the company Art Clay) a medium I trusted and still trust to this day. The second and third pieces where, I am pleased to say, successful and are shown below. Saying this, I still wanted to repeat the original design in Copper metal clay (made by the company Prometheus):

Above: My 2nd shadow box titled ‘Tanzanite Foothills

Above: My 3rd shadow box titled ‘Swirl

Despite the above success, I loved my first attempt at a shadow box, with the beautiful inherent effects Copper metal clay brings with it.

Above: My 3rd shadow box titled ‘Forever Grateful

This design was inspired by the sacrifice of our service men and women, home or abroad during the wars, past or present. I include my own family, who I am endlessly proud of, who served Great Britain in conflicts including World War 1 and World War 2.

The image that has always stuck in my mind is the red poppy fields in France, a visual image that represents the sacrifice selflessly given for our freedom. This piece is my tribute, which I have titled ‘Forever Grateful’, and features Red Garnets and Tigers Eye to represent the poppy fields.

The piece below was created at the same time as the piece above ‘Forever Grateful‘:

Above: My 4th shadow box, titled 'Swirl'

Above: My 4th shadow box, titled ‘Coast’

Metal Clay Shadow Box Re-sources:

  1. Metal Clay Masterclass With Patrik Kusek – Learn In Person:
  2. Metal Clay Dress Pendant and Shadow Box Vignette – Online Course:

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• My Guide: Learning from Metal Clay Disasters

My Guide: Learning from Metal Clay Disasters

Art is always a dose of luck and a large portion of experience.

Nothing more was true when I set myself a goal to create a metal clay clock, with a completely different technique and design. This was my key piece of work for my exclusive collection of work at The Royal College of Art at Flux Exhibition, London, UK.
The clock was to contain the following key components:

  • Copper metal clay
  • Sheet of Copper metal
  • Brass nuts and bolts x 4
  • Clock mechanism and clock hands
  • A simple, metal stand
  • 224 carat Labradorite round cabochon genuine gemstone

Above: The stunning 224 carat

Labradorite round cabochon genuine gemstone as the central feature of the clock. It took me many tries to get the clock to work!! This is especially the case, now that I reflect on this process.


My first attempt to create this clock using 400 grams of Copper metal clay only with a sheet on 0.8 thick Copper sheet 15 x 15 cm. I rolled the clay into 2 tiles each using 200 grams each and I engraved the detail of trees, horizon and other details. I realize now that the clay needed to be thicker and use more clay. Once I fired this first attempt, I realized that the detail I had scored into the clay split during firing and both sheets where bowed.

Above: This was too thin and I carved the clay too deep, so it split and you can see daylight through because of the split clay


In the second attempt I used 300 grams of clay for each tile. One this design I used a flowery texture sheet, used syringe clay to add the trees and details.

Above: It wasn’t fired correctly and it crumbled!

This piece was ruined for 2 key reasons:

  1. The texture pattern de-personalized the design and took away my personal touch.
  2. My kiln was one of the worse purchases for this medium. This meant that when firing the tiles could not be fired flat. The kiln also, unbeknown to me, was not firing hot enough. When this second design was removed it was brittle, not sintered or under fired and meant to split and fell into pieces.


Here are a few pictures pre-assembly:

And… this is the final design below:

A Stitch In Time, Saves Nine’ by Laura H Elliott

'A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine' by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

‘A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine’ by Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

Above: The final piece ‘A Stitch In Time, Saves Nine’ by © Laura H Elliott BA (Hons)

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• Artist Inspiration: What Is Abstract Art? From Pollock to Kandinsky to Mondrian to Rothko

The theories behind abstract art

There are many theoretical ideas behind abstract art. Art for art’s sake – that art should be purely about the creation of beautiful effects, is one of the main theories. That art can or should be like music is another theory – in that just as music is patterns of sound, art’s effects should be created by pure patterns of form, colour and line. The idea, derived from the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, that the highest form of beauty lies not in the forms of the real world but in geometry, is also used in discussion of abstract art as is the idea that abstract art, to the extent that it does not represent the material world, can be seen to represent the spiritual.

In general abstract art is often seen as carrying a moral dimension, in that it can be seen to stand for virtues such as order, purity, simplicity and spirituality.

How is abstract art defined in the English dictionary?

Abstract (adjective)

  • Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.
  • Relating to or denoting art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but rather seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, colours, and textures.

Or… how about this definition?:


What do you feel abstract art offers your collectors?

My answer in one word is … freedom

Abstract art offers your imagination to interpret what you see. I have always said that abstract art is like a psychiatrists ink blot question:

What do you see in this ink blot?

The answer is not defined and it personalises each artwork to each collector or viewer.

What of your work fits into the definition of ‘abstract art’?

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Where can we buy your abstract artworks?

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My personal top 10 abstract artists past and present?

Where do you start with such a question? I have focused on a selection who have always inspired and fascinated me. The picture below was taken of one group of the abstract expressionists, notably only featuring one woman:

Here are my personal top 10 artist, picks spanning 1872 to present day:

1) Vasily Kandinsky (1866–1944):

Though Vasily Kandinsky pursued figurative art before 1913, he was among the first (if not the questionable first) painters to push into pure abstraction—or as he put it, “art independent of one’s observations of the external world.”

2) Kazimir Malevich (1878–1935):

Following just a few years after Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich renounced representational painting in 1915, and created the first of his Supremacist compositions (so named for their focus on “the supremacy of pure feeling or perception in the pictorial arts”).

3) Jackson Pollock (1912–1956):

The face of Abstract Expressionism and America’s first major postwar artist (and still one of its greatest), Pollock burst onto the scene in the late 1940s and early 1950s with his signature drip paintings. They were created in an incandescent burst of creativity over a three years period between 1947 and 1950 at his Springs, New York studio in the Hamptons.

4) Pablo Picasso (1881-1973):

Pablo Picasso is probably the most important figure of 20th century, in terms of art, and art movements that occurred over this period. Before the age of 50, the Spanish born artist had become the most well known name in modern art, with the most distinct style and eye for artistic creation.

5) Piet Mondrian (1872–1944):

Along with Picasso, Mondrian is synonymous with Modern Art, and the mere mention of his name immediately conjures one of his iconic geometric compositions of primary-colored squares contained by bold, black perpendicular lines.

6) Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer (1945) is an internationally acclaimed German painter, photographer, sculptor and installation artist:

7) Willem de Kooning:

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) was a Dutch American contemporary master and the leading artist of abstract expressionism, also known as action painting. He was the prominent member of the group of artists known as the New York School.

8) Mark Rothko (1903 – 1970):

Mark Rothko, born Markus Yakovlevich Rotkovich, was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. Although Rothko himself refused to adhere to any art movement, he is generally identified as an abstract expressionist.

9)  J.M.W. Turner (1775 – 1851):

I think this could be seen to be an unusual choice. While Wassily Kandinsky is often regarded as the pioneer of European abstract art – Kandinsky claimed, erroneously as it turns out, that he produced the first abstract painting in 1911: ‘back then not one single painter was painting in an abstract style’ – it can be argued that the roots of this movement are to be found deeper still (and if recent news is to be believed, the Neanderthals where ahead of the game in their cutting of abstract lines into stone). If we look at some of the later works of J.M.W. Turner for example, it is no great leap to suggest that his landscapes are in fact abstract; what might be traditionally recognisable forms in the hands of another painter are consumed by sublime elements, overwhelming evocations of light and scale which Turner used to such great effect. It makes for a compelling, if not definitive argument.

10) Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954):

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter.

So, back to you…

what are your top 10 Abstract artists of all time?


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• Introducing the ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ 2017-2018

Shown below are pieces from the latest 2017/2018 ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ designs.

Each piece is available to be commissioned or purchased through my representatives Degree Art, Fenster Art, Flux Gallery and Culture Label. Every design contain an ethically sourced selection of genuine gemstone set in hand-made metal clay designs.

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• ‘Landscape Gems Jewellery Collection’ stocked by the Nude Tin Can Gallery from January 2017

I am delighted to have my ‘Landscape Gems Jewellery Collection’ stocked from 7th January 2017 by the Nude Tin Can Gallery, Saint Albans, Hertfordshire.


Address: 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 4JS

Tel: 01727 569291

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• The ‘Landscape Gems Collection’ Before & After (2014-2017)

All Below are before (during creating and before firing) and after (after being fired with gemstones and finished)

Dated: January 2014 – December 2016

‘Red Fire’




‘Glowing Sun’




‘Green Sapphire’


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