Edward de Large

Edward de Large moved into silversmithing and jewellery at the RCA from 1972 after studying ceramics at Camberwell. His first use of titanium was as a coloured turned base for a gold bowl. He continued to use it while at the RCA but it was after graduation in 1975 that his real experimenting with the material began. His designs were inspired by the cloudscapes observed during a flight to Japan. He enjoyed the challenge of achieving his planned results with such a difficult material, so unlike the traditional metals used for jewellery. His work progressed by continuous experimentation. Pattern was carefully planned and designed using various masking techniques and both brush and dip anodising.