Maker

Jeremy May

Jeremy May transforms reclaimed books into unique pieces of jewellery carefully cut from the pages of the book.  The layers of text and images are visible through the lacquered surface of each piece, which is painted and polished before being returned to the space in the book from whence it came.  Jeremy trawls through book markets on his travels to foreign countries; each book chosen has a history; it was bought, read, written on, sold on or given as a gift. In time, it was passed on to a street vendor, a second hand bookshop, or offered to Jeremy.  Often geometric in shape, the form and colour of each piece is inspired by a specific quote from each respective book. 
 
Jeremy trained as a Landscape Architect and created his first paper ring in 2007.