Meet The Maker - Millicent Bradbury

Posted on 7 Feb 00:00

This week in our 'Meet The Maker' series we are featuring the exciting work of Millicent Bradbury, another talented graduate designer from our New Designers exhibition. 

Edinburgh based designer Millicent Bradbury, inspired by the sequences that appear in nature, like scales she uses a mix of materials such as shells and woven fabrics to create luxurious, tactile jewellery that’s both timeless and seasonless. 


Millicent Bradbury, at the bench

Where do you get most of your inspiration from?

"Repeat pattern found both within nature and specifically in my exploration of abandoned mansions around Scotland. These buildings have been reclaimed by nature and stand as skeletons of their former selves. I have compiled a library of forms and tactile observations from ruined mansions in the south of Scotland."


Millicent Bradbury earrings

Which three words would you use to describe your work?

"Tactile, Elegant and Sequences"

Pattern Inspiration Millicent Bradbury

What would you say is unique about your work?

"The fluid forms are created by the intricate layered elements connected by chain mail, which adds an intriguing element to the jewellery."

 Millicent Bradbury, black mother of pearl necklace

And finally... Which piece is your favourite creation?

"The Black Mother of Pearl Sequence pendant, I found that the iridescent quality adds another dimension to the piece. The unique chain mail pattern allows the pendant to move flexibly, reflecting beautiful tones from all of the different layers."




Millicent's work will be on display as part of the 'New Designers 2020 exhibition. This exciting exhibition is available to view in store until the 30th March.

For more information please visit the Exhibitions section of our website.