Tobie Kerridge
Visiting Staff

Biojewellery

Biojewellery started out by looking for couples who wanted to donate their bone cells. Their cells were seeded onto a bioactive scaffold. This material encouraged the cells to divide and grow rapidly, and the resulting tissue took on the form of the scaffold, which was a ring shape.

The couple’s cells were grown at Guy’s Hospital, and the final bone tissue was taken to a studio at the Royal College of Art to be made into a pair of rings. The bone was combined with traditional precious metals so that each has a ring made with the tissue of their partner.

Biojewellery was a collaboration between Tobie Kerridge, Nikki Stott and Ian Thompson, and was funded by the EPSRC.





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donating a bone fragment
donating a bone fragment
a biojewellery meeting at Guys hospital
a biojewellery meeting at Guys hospital
prototype rings in an exhibition
prototype rings in an exhibition