British designer/maker Lucy Quinn takes inspiration from rare and beautiful buttons to create a unique collection of work, which is both nostalgic and contemporary.
Harvey & Quinn is passionate about transforming treasured finds into beautiful pieces of jewellery with an air of theatricality. “For me each button tells a story, an intriguing glimpse of a forgotten past.”
“My work always begins with one small piece of inspiration, a button and from that we create a sterling silver setting which often reflects my love of Elizabethan and Greco – Roman style.”
Based in Saffron Walden, Essex, Harvey & Quinn provide both a bespoke range of exquisite one off pieces as well as a limited addition range of work. Lucy enjoys working to commission, so if you have something in mind, make she is always happy to discuss creating a special piece of jewellery, just for you.
Lucy studied for a BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design in Metals at Surrey Institute in Farnham, Surrey from 1991 to 95 and spent an intermediate year at the Fachhochschule, Dusseldorf, Germany between 1993 to 94. Lucy lives and works in Saffron Walden, Essex with her husband and two children.
How the story began…
Harvey & Quinn first evolved in 2012 with friend Rachel Harvey. When we first met, Rachel mentioned she had managed to rescue her Grandmother’s box of vintage buttons from going to a charity shop. We spent a morning looking through this box, and were totally absorbed in what we saw as a box of treasure! We found buttons from so many different eras, Edwardian, Victorian and Art Deco’s from the 1930’s. That is where the seed of an idea began to grow.
Rachel a trained actress, decided to leave Harvey & Quinn in 2017 to pursue her acting and drama classes full time.