Born and raised in Singapore, Cheryl moved to Britain in 2011 and settled in North Devon. Her background was in professional photography, travel journalism, scuba diving and resort management. On her travels she experienced and observed nature’s amazing biodiversity; Cheryl now also works actively in wildlife conservation.
On her diving adventures, Cheryl observes and captures images of coral and fish underwater; through trekking in rainforests she studies plants, trees, birds and insects. As her creativity continued to stem from nature, Cheryl decided to embark on a silver jewellery making (precious metal clay combined with traditional silversmithing) at the Mid-Cornwall School of Jewellery. Cheryl was able to bring to life her artistic inspirations and passion for creating everyday reminders of the natural world into beautiful jewellery.
Cheryl crafts all her jewellery by hand with attention to texture, detail and meaning. (Cheryl Duerden’s 999 pure silver jewellery all carry the maker’s mark ‘CFD’ and full British Silver Hallmarks, for certified, traceable quality and provenance in conjunction with the London Assay Office at
‘I am inspired by nature and this flows anatomy design. My jewellery is characterised into elements of life and natural spaces, all drawing on the essence of nature and their influences on one another. With every piece of pure silver jewellery I design and create, I hope we’ll be reminded of the importance of sustaining and coexisting with nature in its state of fragile raw beauty, and remind ourselves why we’ve fallen in love with
the natural world.’