30 years of experimentation and refinement have gone into David Smallcombe's jewelry designs. His current series has elegant lines, rich textures and clean simple designs. Striving only for the essential, he refines his ideas by subtracting elements rather than adding them.
Smallcombe makes his jewelry using chisels, hammers, and a variety of other methods to develop lines and textures. When working directly on the metal, he creates rich chased patterns. Alternately, he will use hydraulic pressure to compress and expand the metal, resulting in a deeply embossed surface. He will also often solder two dissimilar metals together in an overlay process.