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ABOUT

I FIRST BECAME INTERESTED IN GRAFFITI AFTER SEEING AN ARTICLE IN THE SUNDAY TIMES IN 1984 ABOUT THE IMPENDING RELEASE OF A BOOK CALLED SUBWAY ART. AFTER MESSING AROUND WITH A COUPLE OF NAMES, I CHOSE PURE AT THE END OF 1985 AND NEVER CHANGED IT, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE THREW AT ME.

 

I STARTED MAKING JEWELLERY ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO AND AFTER NEARLY BURNING THE HOUSE DOWN AND MAKING LOTS OF HOLES IN SOME T-SHIRTS, AND MY ARM, WITH MOLTEN METAL I DECIDED TO GET SOME PROPER SKILLS AND ENROLLED AT HOLTS ACADEMY IN LONDON WHERE I STUDIED EVERYTHING FROM BASIC AND ADVANCED SETTING TO CAD/CAM AND LASER WELDING.

 

IN 2007 I GOT MYSELF A PROPER WORKSHOP IN HATTON GARDEN AND WAS PRIVILEGED TO HAVE ATTENDED THE "GETTING STARTED" WEEK AT GOLDSMITHS' IN 2008.

 

DURING THE 90s I HAD A COMPANY THAT MADE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CLOTHING, MOSTLY JEANS, AND HAVE TRIED TO BRING THE ETHICAL SIDE TO THIS BUSINESS. WHEN POSSIBLE I USE A PERCENTAGE OF RECYCLED PRECIOUS METAL ALREADY AND AM ATTEMPTING TO USE SILVER FROM SOURCES WHERE IT IS MORE READILY AVAILABLE AND LESS DESTRUCTIVE TO MINE. THE PACKAGING I WILL BE USING IS 100% RECYCLED AS IS ALL THE PAPER USED FOR ADMIN.

 

THIS SITE IS MAINLY DEVOTED TO MEN'S ACCESSORIES BUT EACH ITEM IS AVAILABLE IN LADIES SIZES AS WELL.

I ALSO MAKE FINE JEWELLERY WHICH WILL HAVE A SEPARATE, DEDICATED SITE BUT COMMISSIONS CAN BE TAKEN THROUGH THIS SITE IN THE MEANTIME.

 

WHY KING PURE ?

A KING IN GRAFFITI TERMS IS SOMEONE WHO GOT TO THE TOP, BE IT FROM COVERAGE, STYLE, WHATEVER...

I NEVER MANAGED IT BUT WITH YOUR HELP, MAYBE I CAN BECOME A KING, IN A JEWELLERY SENSE AT LEAST.

 

PEAS.