Trowel Earrings (Jeffery Wallis Collection)



Introduction: Jeffery Wallis studied three-dimensional design at High Wycombe College of Technology and Art, taking a Diploma in Art and Design in silversmithing and obtaining a first class honours pass in 1974.

In 1975 he gained the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Littledale Award. While at college a childhood passion for archaeology matured and through joining local archaeological societies this interest was stimulated. Directing excavations and publishing his own site reports, combined with the skills of silversmithing led Jeffery to produce a range of replica prehistoric jewellery based on excavations in the Thames Valley. Jeffery uses traditional hand craft methods and tries to follow similar methods to those employed by Greek goldsmiths of prehistory to make original pieces for his master patterns. Jeffery has previously assisted Time Team, making replica jewellery for the programme.

The "tool of the trade" for those involved in archaeology, whether amateur or professional. These earrings replicating the pointing trowels used by archaeologists are in sterling silver with beech wood handles. Presented in beautiful blue / gold embossed Time Team gift box.