Hazel Clarrie Baker is currently living and working in the North East of England, taking inspiration from the coast.
She is still using found objects within her work, However, she is particularly occupied with the texturing and colouring of metal. She says she will always be drawn to curios and thinks this will continue to be a strong theme within her working practice.
Hazel aims to challenge common perceptions of everyday jewellery by purposely not cleaning up the metal, illustrating that there is beauty in the unexpected. Her aesthetic focuses on subtle textures and the natural feel and colours of materials.
Her favourite metal is copper.
Her favourite tool is the Hammer.
On graduating from the Birmingham School of Jewellery, she was thrilled to receive the Young British Jewellers Award for her collection 'Mabandod and Things'.
With this same collection Hazel was selected to exhibit as part of Talente 2015, an international exhibition for young skilled craftspeople in the field of design and technology.
Her work has been featured in Narrative Jewelry:Tales from the Toolbox. A book released in October 2017 which showcases a selection of 241 narrative jewellers ranging from newly graduated students to the luminaries of the jewellery world.