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Pepe Argo

Working entirely by hand using traditional tools and techniques, Pepe designs and makes one-off and limited edition pieces of handmade jewellery. Combinations of hand-textured silver and gold are used. She often incorporates unusual, carefully selected semi-precious stones and beads to complement each design. As each piece comes to form a relationship with the wearer, Pepe ensures it is sensuous, tactile and designed to enhance the body. Balance, strong shapes and subtle contrasts of surface texture and colour are prominent features of her work.

On graduating from Loughborough College of Art, Pepe spent a further three years working at the bench in Hatton Garden before setting up her South Wiltshire studio thirty six years ago.