Romilly Saumarez Smith – Amanuensis
Romilly Saumarez Smith is a jeweller who, over the past 10 years, through a neurological illness, has lost the use of her hands. This is the story of how she rediscovered and reimagined her creativity.
Amanuensis was chosen, one of 36 out of 300 submissions, to be shown during May 2018 as part of Reel to Real at Picturehouse Central.
As part of Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017 talks programme, jeweller and Woman’s Hour Crafts Prize finalist Romilly Saumarez Smith was joined in conversation by Lucie Gledhill, Anna Wales and jewellery authority Janice Hosegood.
Woman’s Hour Craft Prize
Loss, Rediscovery and Rearrangement
6 April to 16 June 2019
Rich and Strange
World of Interiors January 2016, page 58
Treasures from a fairy tale land
Crafts Magazine March/April 2016, page 79
Crafts Magazine January/February 2016, page 14
The woman turning ancient buried treasure into jewellery Romilly Saumarez-Smith’s miniature artworks are made from detritus found by mudlarks and metal detectorists that she has snapped up on eBay – and they have the seal of approval of Edmund de Waal. The Guardian 3 December 2015
Crafts Magazine September/October 2012
Statement of Practice
The Journal of Modern Craft
Volume 5 – issue 3, October 2012, pages – 321 – 334
Crafts Magazine January/February 2005