Welcome to Earth Balance Craft
Home of Artisan Copper Wire Work Designs
Hand Made on the Isle of Wight, UK
Meet the owner, designer, creator and artist, Nicola.
When I was a little girl I was always drawing, painting, sticking together and making. I remember those times fondly, getting lost for hours in my own world with my wild imagination and love for creative play time. Nothing much has changed these days, I am still happiest when I am being creative.
Over the years I have developed and evolved my design skills to reflect the beauty of the natural world. My work centres around using natural materials with organic forms and contrasting textures. My ethos is to make simplistic designs that are aesthetically captivating. My wire work technique is without complication, where the design takes centre stage.
I enjoy exploring light play using semi-precious gemstones, crystals and glass. I use stones that absorb and reflect day light with palettes that would be at home in the great outdoors. All of my copper metal designs use a deep oxidised finish, with a polish to reveal the warm coppery highlights once again. This gives a further dimension to my 2D designs, playing with metallic depth and textures.
My designs whether for the home, garden or to be worn, are all made as pieces of art, with a wealth of love and passion going into them. I have an eye for unusual detailing and enjoy creating designs that are beautifully unique. My heart belongs to the natural world, which comes across in my designs. My inspiration is drawn from my home on the beautiful Isle of Wight, from the rolling hills to the beaches, rivers and wildlife. With each piece I aim to capture the essence and spirit of the natural world, to bring nature to life through wire art.
I hope you enjoy browsing over my designs and website, feel free to contact me directly with any questions or comments.
Meet our studio dog, post production pooch and general all round dogsbody.
Meet studio dog, a fearless hound who is ready at a moments notice for product photography shots and photoshop tweaking. She is a keen employee, although takes too many sick days in the summer and tends to be more interested in playing fetch than helping out. She’s a loveable tinker and is happiest swimming around the shores on the Isle of Wight and then having a snooze under her wool blanket!