Work

Ring for Zaha Hadid

2010

"Now this is a Brian ring. He did it for my birthday. It’s like a kind of freehand sketch made in gold, like a gold sketch. I draw very straight, smooth lines, and his are slightly crinkled. It’s almost like drawing in space... as if you’re drawing, not on a canvas, but in a volume." – Zaha Hadid in the 2011 BBC documentary Brian Clarke: Colouring Light.

In 2010, Brian designed these unique items of jewellery for Zaha: two rings, one in sterling silver and one in gold. Later, he made series of designs for jewellery for her which remain unmade: earrings, a tiara and necklace to form a set with the rings.