Helloooooo, I’m Gabriel *waving frantically*
I’m what is known as a coin-cutter. I am also a self trained silversmith and jewellery artist and the man responsible for creating the fantasy world of Oathill and Kinsfolk. Oathill and Kinsfolk is the place where many of the little scenes in my designs take place. From the penny tree that Julia Owl sits in, the silver mushroom fields that Soa Fox and George Hare play in, and right through to the Estra Mountains where the Oathill Valleys guardian dragon sleeps. It’s all depicted in jewellery made by me, the Oathill Silversmith.
Growing up in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside it should come as no surprise that nature features heavily in many of my designs. From the local and quaint goings on of the foxes, robins, and rabbits, through to the deliberate yet casual wanderings of more exotic animals such as bears and elephants. My taste and inspirations change from day to day and week to week. I can spend some time at the seaside and be making pieces with lighthouse designs, or making pieces that remind me of my favourite childhood stories. Only to have a cheeky robin tapping on my window sill and turn my attention to making bird pieces for weeks. It really is a fun way to work and keeps my pieces changing.
As well as my Gabriel Graham designs, I also make a large range of classic cut-coins. These are the designs that I’ve been doing the longest, and are responsible for grabbing my interest in the history and process of what is known as ‘trench art’.
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