CHARLOTTE LOWE

Charlotte Lowe Jewellery celebrates today’s special moments with the memories that will always matter. Inspired by the joys brought to us through the simple moments in life, these styled silhouette designs depict precious memories shared with family and friends to evoke sentimental feelings from within. Working mainly in sterling silver and 22ct gold vermeil with limited editions also available in gold and platinum, each piece within the collection has been etched to reveal an enchanting image upon the surface. Whether it’s a romantic gesture, the love a shared between a parent and child or an admiration for your beloved pet, Charlotte’s collections are designed to celebrate those precious moments spent with your loved ones. In addition to an extensive range of jewellery, Charlotte Lowe also works to commission, handcrafting beautiful items from customers own photographs. See photographs transformed into a distinctive silhouette design or turned into a detailed image onto the surface. Each piece is designed and made locally in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter.

http://www.charlottelowe.co.uk

JAN PARK

My work is heavily influenced by, and aims to capture emotional experiences within landscape of both rural Shropshire & travels further afield. Semi abstract, textural painting forms the basis of work and layers are built mostly in paint but often with the addition of textiles. Many works are reproduced as giclee prints and greeting cards. Small items of mixed media jewellery are produced, each one being a small original painting in itself to be worn and treasured. My studio in Jackfield is both my workspace and my gallery. Visitors are welcome to visit, see what’s on the easel or workbench and view a wider selection of my work.

http://www.janparkart.co.uk

MALCOLM MORRIS

I have been designing and creating jewellery for over 40 years, I work in silver, gold ,precious stones and diamonds and am happy to take commissions for engagement rings and wedding rings. I can also recycle your unloved gold and stones and create them into something more contemporary. My jewellery is quite organic one of my current collection is based on Morphology which is the study of the shape and form of organisms, the holes in this collection are perfect for embroidering gemstone beads on to the jewellery. You may have already seen my work in Film as I made two tiaras for Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare In Love and for Amy Adams in the film The Wedding Date. Passed clients have included the Duchess of Gloucester, Joan Collins, and Dawn French. I originally trained at the Birmingham school of jewellery with a City and Guilds then after working in London for 5 years I went back to collage to take a Degree at Middlesex University in 3D design specialising in jewellery.

http://www.malcolm-morris.com

STEPHANIE BATES

Working with both traditional & modern techniques, Stephanie is a Jewellery designer & Goldsmith with a strong focus on sustainability. ‘Responsibly Sourced, Responsibly Made’, Stephanie works with ethically sourced Gemstones & uses Recycled and Fairmined Metals to create her Ready-To-Wear range of Luxury Fashion & Fine Jewellery. Stephanie specialises in custom design and Heirloom remodelling.

www.batesgoldsmiths.co.uk

school of master jewellers

The School of Master Jewellers is based in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and provides tuition in gold smithing and silver jewellery design. On show at the Bridgnorth Open House Arts Trail will be the work of a selection of SoMJ designers from Shropshire and the West Midlands.

Choker and brooch in fine silver made by Penney Jones, School of Master Jewellers

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 colourful gemstones to create unique, highly feminine jewellery.” 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.

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MISTJewellery

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MISTJewellery

DEBBIE WILLIAMS

Debbie Williams creates individual pieces of enamel Jewellery and mixed media artwork. she explores the creative opportunities within a range of materials using a variety of mixed media techniques to communicate feelings. Colour is her number one inspiration. She uses it unashamedly in her enamel jewellery designs, watercolour and acrylic paintings. The tones and shades created within her work are endless evoking mood, memories and connections. Debbie’s art and jewellery are primarily linked to the landscape and natural world.