Rauni Higson's interests lie in creating silverware, both sculptural and functional; pieces that are striking enough to stand alone, but are intended to be used and enjoyed on a daily basis. She inspired by the natural world, particularly the dramatic mountains and coastline of Snowdonia, where she lives and works. She aims to capture some of the beauty of nature, without directly imitating it. She is currently experimenting with ‘Fold-forming’; folding sheet metal, forging it, then opening out the piece to reveal the 3-dimensional form. she likes to leave evidence of the process of making in the finished pieces, so that people can see they are formed by hammers and hands.
Rauni Higson trained for 3 years in Finland at Lahti Design Institute, then graduated (BA hons) from the School of Jewellery, Birmingham before setting up her studio in North Wales, in 1997. Commissions have included a Royal Wedding gift for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 3 pieces in the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection, Asprey, and a 72 piece canteen of cutlery.