About La Forge
La Forge designs is a collection of bespoke individually hand crafted pieces using 925 Sterling Silver and Semi precious stones.
The pendants are all hallmarked at the London Assay Office, showing the traditional Lions head, quality of silver and of course my registered sponsor mark.
The collection has all been designed and made by myself - Sarah Clark
Many of the pieces have been individually cut by hand from 925 Sterling Silver, then surface pattern added, formed and professionally polished. often evolving through the making process, making each piece totally unique yet still a joy to be worn.
Art and Design has been a passion since childhood, gaining a 2:1 (hons) degree in 3-D Design at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design.
Since becoming a full time mother, this gave me the opportunity to focus on my real passion of making jewellery. I have since attended various part time courses, gaining the skills and knowledge to enable me to design and create my pieces.
Why 'La Forge...'??
One of my earliest influences was growing up on a tiny island (1 mile by 1/2 mile wide) in the channel islands, just off the UK. I have many happy childhood memories simply playing on the beach, enclosed by the ocean and the islands rugged landscape. La Forge, was in fact the name of my family home - an old blacksmiths cottage.
More recently I spent 18 months with my young family living in an amazing part of Atlanta Georgia. USA. An american state known for its outstanding beauty especially being surrounded by trees. Drawing on these influences and energy from life with my two beautiful daughters my designs are rich on both form and surface design.