Adrian Ashley has received several awards including winning the 2006 Platinum Design Innovation Award. His work has also been featured in the Goldsmiths' Craft & Design awards and the last three Tahitian pearl trophies. Quite literally created on a “desk top” scale, he specialises in precious metals and gemstones. Formed in some of the most luxurious of materials known to man, his work is robust and small enough to be transported in the pocket or bag. Ashley’s work can also be worn as elaborate pieces of contemporary jewellery. “The pieces I make can be removed from the oxidised silver plinths they are supplied on so that the implausible weight of the precious metal and tactile qualities of the sculptures can be explored to help relieve stress or inspire positive thought.” Adrian Ashley initially trained at Epsom Art School to study design and subsequently trained as a professional goldsmith.