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ABOUT CODIS MAYA

Roshini Aluwihare grew up in London. She completed a foundation at Chelsea College of Arts and later received BA Honours in Jewellery & Business Studies at Sir John Cass School of Art and Design.

A focus on ceramics during her time at the college led to an interest in working with enamel.

ESTABLISHED 1987

As a jewellery designer, Roshini observed a distinct lack of choice available in men’s accessories at the time. She founded Codis Maya in 1987, principally creating pieces for men using vitreous enamel.

A variety of other materials are also used such as precious stones, wood, horn, silver and gold.

MATERIALS

Each Codis Maya design is illustrated by hand. These go on to be developed in British factories and workshops using highly skilled and artisanal processes that the company strives to preserve in an age of mass manufacturing.

The results are beautiful bespoke objects that have passed through the hands of up to ten different craftspeople and take around three months to create.

WORK

Since its first collection of pins and badges for Liberty in the 80s, Codis Maya has grown to become a recognised name, predominantly behind the scenes of the menswear business, creating exclusive collections of jewellery and accessories for some of the world’s luxury fashion houses.

Roshini Aluwihare

HAND MADE IN ENGLAND

Designers Roshini Aluwihare and Jet McQuiston illustrate each Codis Maya design by hand. These go on to be developed in British factories and workshops using highly skilled and artisanal processes that the company strives to preserve in an age of mass manufacturing.

The results are beautiful bespoke objects that have passed through the hands of up to ten different crafts people and take around three months to create.

Jet McQuiston

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