Gill Howard

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Silver jewellery, and copper vessels, inspired by my previous career as a cell biologist in Cambridge. Now living and working in Shropshire, I design and make individual pieces.

Debbie Williams

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I am primarily inspired by colour and the concept of light on colours. Through my work, I explore combinations of colours, shades and tones using a variety of medium. In fact it is the variety of techniques, materials and tools with which that interest me. I work with enamels and metals to create unique pieces of jewellery and figures. I work with wool to create felted pictures. I work with glass to create leaded and copper foil stained glass pictures and sun catchers.

Laura Grey

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My jewellery is crafted from sparkling sterling silver with splashes of luxurious gold and gemstones. I design and make eclectic pieces for strong, free spirits who appreciate the beauty of nature and aren’t slaves to the latest trend. I am inspired by the surrounding Shropshire countryside and all things nature. My handmade jewellery is giftable and wearable for any occasion.

www.mmmjewellerydesign.co.uk

Heather Hancock

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Heather Hancock is a maker who creates original 2D and 3D handmade pieces, using stitched, collaged and drawn techniques. Heather now lives on the edge of the Peak District, and finds inspiration in the wild, beautiful landscape that surrounds her, using ink and pen to create fluid, expressive studies which are developed into mixed media pieces later in the studio. A collection of creatures are available for purchase, decorative objects and images, brooches, and cards.

www.heatherhancock.co.uk

Sue Kilby

Sue began designing and making jewellery during her Fine Arts degree and was lucky enough to spend her final year at The Rhode Island School of Design. She believes that this dichotomy in her training, both in Southern France and North America drives the inspiration for her eclectic body of work. She explores the complex relationships between the organic, natural world and industrial materials used in metal work. ‘Petrifying’ the natural by casting tiny bramble leaves and the amorphous curling vines into the stricture of metal as in her Bramble Neckpiece and Medusa rings or domesticating the industrial by turning forged pencils with their sharpenings and miniaturised cutlery into wearable jewellery. As an artist Sue has exhibited internationally through various media, from a painting in The Royal Academy to an installation at the Palais de Beaux Arts, Toulouse and most excitingly, an original 4m sq. canvas mounted on a publicity board by the side of the French Autoroute.

 

Wiggy Wong

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Wiggy designs and creates all jewellery in her studio in London. With an interest in traditional jewellery making techniques, medieval and renaissance influences can be traced in Wiggy’s work. Each piece has been carved by hand in wax then cast using delft casting or lost wax casting techniques. The gold and silver are left unpolished, showing the footprint of the creation process.

https://wiggywong.com/

Anethia Sellars

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I work from my home studio in Newport with two very opposing disciplines – silk painting and fused glass and wherever possible I like to combine the two elements. The soft sensuous feel of hand painted or colourful hand dyed silk, combined with the unyielding shiny hard surface of kiln fused glass makes for a very unusual and exciting piece of art work. I also offer workshops in silk painting, glass fusing and jewellery making using both elements of silk and glass from the comfort of my own studio, maximum 4 students, or for groups of 4 to 10 people I can bring some of my workshops to you. Previously I have specialised in Seascapes but this year I am introducing a Poppy Range along with Fantasy Flower Gardens. Both of the new ranges are most suitable for workshops, including beginners For workshop details and prices please email anethiasellars@gmail.com

www.fgseascapes.co.uk

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Julia Foggin (Mist Jewellery)

“Silversmithing is in my blood! Like my blacksmith ancestors, I love manipulating and forming metal. I beat silver into delicate, organic shapes adding freshwater pearls with irregular characteristics and colours to create unique, highly feminine pieces.”

Julia Foggin hails from Lancashire but is now based in Shropshire where she works from her beautiful workshop and gallery called MIST in the Ironbridge Gorge. At the Maws Craft Centre, she designs and makes her distinctive hammered silver jewellery, from tiny ear studs to intricately constructed statement pieces.

As well as producing readymade pieces, she welcomes commissions, so you can choose your own colours and styles. She also offers a wedding service making bespoke jewellery for brides and bridesmaids.

Julia has a degree in Graphic design. After working in the industry for several years the ‘smithing’ in her blood took root when she tried some silversmithing courses. Once trained she decided to make it her career and continues exploring and expanding her repertoire.

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MISTJewellery