Edward de Large
Edward de Large moved into silversmithing and jewellery
at the RCA from 1972 after studying ceramics at Camberwell.
His first use of titanium was as a coloured turned base
for a gold bowl. He continued to use it while at the RCA
but it was after graduation in 1975 that his real experimenting
with the material began. His designs were inspired by the
cloudscapes observed during a flight to Japan. He enjoyed
the challenge of achieving his planned results with such
a difficult material, so unlike the traditional metals
used for jewellery. His work progressed by continuous experimentation.
Pattern was carefully planned and designed using various
masking techniques and both brush and dip anodising.