Hello, I’m Poppy Porter the artist behind all the work on this site. I love jewellery, making it, wearing it and matching what I make with the right woman to wear it.
My jewellery springs from my love of music. I channel the energy and emotion of music through my synaesthesia to make unconventional jewellery. My synaesthesia takes the form of seeing sound. I have a strong visual impression of shape, colour, movement and sometimes texture when I listen to music.
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I graduated from art college in 2007, but consequently, it took me half a decade after that to master the skill of drawing what I saw in my synaesthesia. What you see here is the continuation of my pursuit of the extraordinary in music and jewellery.
My Creative Process
The moment much of the jewellery you see here began life was a colourful explosion at a live music event, this blog post describes that event and will give you a real sense of how it feels to be synaesthetic: How Vivid Synaesthesia and Muse Live Briefly Disintegrated My Conscious Mind.
Stepping on from the above post, using my synaesthesia is a big part of my creative life. I talk more about how I use what I see in the music I love in these posts: When I Listen To Matt Bellamy’s Swirling Guitar Playing My Forged Silver Jewellery Takes On Its Metaphysical Shape.” and Four Ways I Invite Chaos into My Creative Process Eliminating Failure and Making My Jewellery More Authentic as a Result. I write a (usually) monthly blog, with new posts up on last Saturday morning of the month so if you liked what you read there, sign up for my email list for new post updates.
What I Am On Earth To Do
So this is all me, what I was put on earth to do. I love music and my unusual relationship with it. I want to make jewellery like my favourite musicians make music; hence glorious, a little dark, a bit weird, slightly bonkers but embracing, energising, glamorous, layered and complex…
I want you to be able to take a piece of my jewellery full of this energy and strengthen yourself with it.