Richard Larsen is a goldsmith and designer of jewellery with twenty years experience. Originally from South Africa, he`s now resident in the UK and in addition to his more conventional designs has been devising and manufacturing a range of fetish jewellery for nine years.
We met at the 2007 Adults Only Show in Birmingham, where his origins in the southern hemisphere were betrayed by a soft twang in his voice. I asked him at one point if he missed South Africa.
“I miss the thunderstorms!” He replied, “I grew up on a 1600 acre sugar plantation, in a house with a steel roof. You could hear the storms starting in the distance and rolling towards you.” His face lit up as he described what I have to agree is one of nature`s greatest sensory gifts to us, a damn good storm.
Richard`s enthusiasm for the spectacle of the African weather is matched by his passion for design, ingenuity and attention to quality that he applies to his creations. His range of designs is extensive, just take a look at his website to see what I mean. And if you don`t see something to your taste or that meets your requirements you can have a custom piece of Richard Larsen Jewellery made to your specifications.
Richard`s passion for quality can be seen when you get up-close to his pieces, they are beautifully finished at his own workshops. “We create the designs, have them cast, then finish every one ourselves, by hand.” he explained.
On his site Richard gives advice on the care of jewellery and explains how he tries to reduce the use of chemicals in the production/finishing process. Being a responsible businessman he also ensures that his stones are ethically sourced.
Here are a few images of the Richard Larsen range, see his site for the rest. I for one have never seen such imaginative penis jewellery executed with such skill.
Richard`s a regular at SWAMP In Bristol and Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar, he`s also at Mainson De Sade later this month and at Erotica Olympia in November. See the events page on Richard Larsen Jewellery site for more details.
You can only by Richard Larsen Jewellery from Richard Larsen, so you`ll have to catch him at one of the listed events or buy via his online store.