The Scottish landscape has been romanticised throughout literature and art across the world. Kendal Marie Dewar captures the heritage and nature behind the rugged wilderness that has influenced generations before her. The purpose of her work is to allow others to appreciate the beauty and significance of heather, which is characteristic of Scotland’s colourful history. Heather is both lucky for the giver and the receiver making it the perfect focus for jewellery. Taking a modern approach to traditional Scottish jewellery, which has lost its individuality, flare and appeal.
Maintaining traditional methods like cuttlefish casting Kendal creates the opportunity for unexpected outcomes to influence finished designs. Kendal creates her pieces by combining precious metals, gemstones and textures taken from materials found in the moors. Her work intends to give heritage-influenced jewellery back to the Scottish people, providing the wearer with something enchanting and desirable.