Shimara works from her beautiful garden studio in Melbourne Australia, allowing her to look after her young family and continue to create her jewellery and silverware.
Shimara’s work is inspired by nature, natural forms and seed heads. A childhood spent by the sea nurtured her fascination for collecting shells, stones, mermaids purses feathers and seed pods found along the sea shore, and formed the inspiration for her work. Shimara uses beautifully textured silver and 18ct gold, gum nuts and precious stones to create her tactile jewellery.
Shimara Carlow loves the opportunity to work with clients, designing special pieces of jewellery or silversmithing, so if you would like to have an entirely new design created just for you, whether it is for a special occasion, a special person or a special piece, you can contact me to discuss your ideas or to make an appointment to visit the studio.
Born in a remote coastal area in West Cork, Southern Ireland in 1979, Shimara Carlow completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (jewellery and silversmithing) at Glasgow School of Art in 2001. She then undertook a two year silversmithing and jewellery residency at the P & O Makower Trust Workshops, Bishopsland, Oxfordshire. After establishing herself in London, with numerous national and international exhibitions, including The V&A, Saatchi Gallery, London, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York and Alternatives Gallery, Rome, Shimara moved to Melbourne in 2008, where she set up a studio. Allowing her to look after her young family and continue to create her jewellery and silverware. Shimara now has numerous collections throughout Australia and continues to exhibit her work extensively in Europe.