Roz Buehrlen

 

Gold Torc Bangle - Roz Buehrlen - 1

Roz is obsessed with working with gem stones and melting metal, and gets lost in hand carving little sculptures. Roz's design style is based on nature but inspiration comes from all around. 

Roz's childhood had an amazing influence on her. She grew up living and traveling in many different countries; her favorite places were Kuwait and India. Roz's school playground overlooked the Arabian Gulf, where seeing dolphins was part of the beautiful scenery. Her family camped on a beach nearly every weekend, near a small but truly beautiful coral reef that teamed with life. Stingrays, lizards and car races were just a tiny part of the life in the desert.

Back in the UK Roz did an art foundation course at Camberwell Collage of Arts and then went to work in a bronze foundry in Suffolk under the brilliantly talented Laurence Edwards, who was working on larger-than-life size sculptures. Roz was completely drawn to the sculpting and casting process and felt that training as a jeweller would give her expertise in the type of skills required. She trained as a Goldsmith at KIAD.

Roz then spent some time as a jeweller in Colchester at PK Jewellers learning the practical side of traditional jewellery making skills. After taking time out to concentrate on three children she went back to work as a master pattern maker for the jewellery profession and was part of the team that launched the Bill Skinner brand.