When designers visit TWIST in person, we all become slightly starry-eyed and can get a little fan-crazed.
Brooke Gregson’s short stay was no different. Brimming with inspiration, stories about her background, quick snippets of ideas, and quick explanations about her process, her past is as rich and textured as the colors in her jewelry collection.
After studying Art History in London, she became a textile designer and created fabrics made with threads she had dyed to perfectly match what she was imagining. Inspired by the art of Hilma af Klint and Georgia O’Keefe, her innate sense of color became a guiding force. Coupling that with her lifetime fascination and obsession with stones, bringing her ideas to life in the form of jewelry was the next logical step.
Brooke believes in surrounding herself with the best of master stone carvers, engravers and enamelists to achieve her vision. She spends time in the tiny German town of Idar-Oberstein where she has sourced stones from some of the most revered craftsmen who have been cutting, carving and setting stones for generation upon generation.
Her sketches are rich with subtle and unexpected color combinations, mandalas, and rough jewelry designs.
We already want her to come back to Portland!!!