Mauri Ann Beardshaw has always had an enquiring mind from an early age and a passion for knowledge and understanding of the natural world around her. She strives to capture the essence of her love of nature in microscopic forms and the beauty of particle physics. All these things are captured in beautiful precious metals handcrafted with intricate saw pierced details. She was encouraged to take an experimental approach to designing making contemporary jewellery and objects and while respecting traditional handmade processes, she is also fascinated by the role modern technologies can have in the creation of contemporary jewellery and silverware. Her use of laser cut acrylic layerscrating interesting elements of depth and colour to her work to her work.