Scatterings of contrasting fragments in silver and gold, these new treasures are ideal for special occasions, engagements and weddings . . . Created to mix + stack so you can create your own collection . . . Bespoke versions can be discussed to create the right pieces for your occasion . . . And can be found in my online shop
A new collection has arrived at the Bluecoat Display Centre for an upcoming exhibition titled Monochrome. It’s a mixed media exhibition running from 17 November to 12 January. A few of the pieces I have sent are . . .
Happy to announce that my jewellery can now be found at Gallerytop in Matlock, Derbyshire in there nearly launched jewellery collection. Some of the items you can found . . .
From work in progress. . .
To a few final pieces . . .
It’s my third birthday in the studio / shop at Manchester Craft and Design Centre and I still love it like it’s day one.
I am so appreciative of all the lovely customers I’ve had over those years and all the appreciation, feedback, encouragement and odd conversations, I’ve had a few good odd ones! It’s great to see how people react to the work and the unexpected ways that links them to it. It’s been great to develop collage commissions with people, assembling and archiving their treasured paper memories. And it’s been brilliant to make bespoke jewellery, tailored to people’s wants, tastes and budgets!
Thank you everyone who has stepped into my little space and enjoyed being there! Your support means I can keep doing what I was made to do! Thank you x
Scratching the Surface is a group exhibition I’m taking part in at The Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds. It starts this Saturday 17 March and continues until Saturday 23 June 2018.
The exhibition illustrates the diverse styles of individual makers from various disciplines, concentrating on surface texture and pattern.
Although my first instinct is not to create surface texture or pattern, my gathering of different material and treating the metal in varying ways, does result in a contrasting and detailed palette of contents.
For the show I have concentrated on a mix of metalwork with holes, organically pierced then roll printed which results in a raised texture around the holes, and as I love communication makes me think about Braille. I have included new pieces with my signature old postcards, which have their own unique patterns, and lots of warm smoothly textured and detailed fragments of old wooden ruler . . .
A collection of work is now available from Gill Wing Jewellery in Islington, London. It is part of ‘Natural Forces’, a show that opened today and continues until Friday 10 November. My work is amongst nine jewellers including three graduates from the Royal College of Art . . .
The 1st of September was my 2nd birthday at Studio 20a, my lovely studio / shop, upstairs at Manchester Craft & Design Centre
I’d like to say thank you to all who have visited, and “come!” to those who would like to! (& sorry for those of you who are just too far away!)
We launch Christmas at MCDC on Saturday 19th November and we would love you all to come along!
We will then be open 7 days a week until Christmas, our last day is Christmas Eve when we close at 3pm
MCDC Christmas Event
Saturday 19th November 2016
Live festive music between 2 – 5 pm (we are open 10 – 5.30pm)
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. . . for new pieces being created for my studio / shop along the way to Christmas #inmycabinets
I’ve been working and selling at Studio 3 (#Studio3 !) for over ten months now and feeling very snug and at home. My collection is evolving the benefit of having the work around me to refer to, it’s quite an experience after many years of working on relatively small collections at a time then sending them straight off to a venue, that you often can’t visit! It makes a huge difference to developing pieces.
I’ve been working away on my next exhibition which will take place at Jam Eton, for the whole of this October. I’ve been wanting to have work with them since I graduated and strangely it’s taken this long, so it’s pretty exciting! The collection features lots of old found papers, postcards, stamps and maps but also vintage rulers and hand-cut mother-of-pearl. These items here are amongst those in the exhibition. Hopefully some of you are around the Windsor area and can visit the show and the lovely gallery!
Rings exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
9 June to 24 August 2014
If you have never visit the gorgeous Yorkshire Sculpture Park, go! It’s a beautiful day out. I’ve been working on a new collection of rings, something I haven’t really made for many years, so this was a great opportunity to play around with some new ideas. They will be available at Studio 3 when I eventually have time to make more, but for now they are in this exhibition amongst many other contemporary jewellery makers . . .
As I am new to the lovely Linzi Ramsden’s Studio 3, and we have had a nice fresh re-furb, we will be launching Studio 3 this Saturday ….
We will also be opening the first of an exciting series of 3-month ‘invited makers’ exhibitions at the studio. The first will show collections by Julie Dooley and Ellen Claesson. They both graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan School of Art and Design in 2013. They are also part of the annual exhibition at the Craft Centre, Future Makers, showcasing recent graduates. Each studio at the Craft Centre has selected a maker of their choice from the graduate shows across the UK. The main exhibition space at the Craft Centre, will show work by graduate Elizabeth Jane Winstanley and it all opens this Saturday! I am so excited to be in this great new studio/shop and hope you can visit me in our celebrations!
It would be lovely if you can join us on ….
on Saturday 15th March
from 2pm to 5pm
at Studio 3 / Manchester Craft & Design Centre
Between Christmas and New Year I have been moving studio, again, but this time still within the craft centre, to a bigger work and display space in studio 3, sharing with Linzi Ramsden ceramics. A very exciting new space with a great presence in the craft centre. We have been busy painting and setting up and are nearly ready for our launch mid March, a Saturday yet to be confirmed! We will also be curating a display of invited makers of various disciplines in three month exhibitions. Details will follow!
A new selection of jewellery has just arrived at Aosdana on the Isle of Iona, including my current favourite raindrop with tiny rain earrings!
Raindrops with tiny rain top earrings (fragment of old postcard with detail of teal stamp set in oxidised silver frame, under perspex to protect the paper then secured with gold tube rivets)
Line of colour necklace, one of my classic necklaces (oxidised silver looped chain holding a bundle of oxidised circles over an oval of old postcard, in an oxidised silver setting, protected with perspex + secured with a gold tube rivet, all along a line of garnets)
Double chatter pendant on chocolate brown cotton (oval of old postcard and circle of old linen map encased in an oxidised silver frame and secured with perspex sheet and gold rivets, clustered along with a bundle of circles, a holey oval and a loop of aquamarine beads)
Derelict studs named because the contrasting textures in the studs refer to various textures found in derelict once-loved homes, ribbed linear panel, textured ovals, ivy pattern strip, and holey oval, layered silver elements in black, gey and white matt finishes, secured with a gold tube rivet
I have just posted off my collection for the next Dazzle, this time at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh running from 2nd to 26th August during the festival.
A couple of quick shots while packing up the work …
I’ve had a wonderful first full week at Studio 6 at the Manchester Craft & Design Centre, lots of very lovely people to meet, and have lunch with at the Oak cafe which is well worth the visit alone, and I’ve now set up a collection of jewellery and collages to come and have a look at. Marie Canning was also in this week to set up an exhibition of her lovely work which will run for a couple of months. So come and visit!
I’ve just refreshed my collection on lovedazzle this week. Lovedazzle are offering free postage on everything over £50 at the moment and there is still time to buy for Christmas; all my work is ready and waiting to post out to you, and will arrive ready gift wrapped.
Dazzle also continues at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester until 31st December, new work from jewellers is coming in all the time, and that includes some new work from me too!
Finally if you’re in or around Shropshire, I have collages at Twenty Twenty Gallery for the Christmas period.
So the work for Dazzle is parcelled and ready to post, I always get a little attached to it all at this point but I will have to let it go pretty soon! I will be helping at the exhibition this year which is very exciting so come and say hi if you’re able to visit. The exhibition opens on the 18th November and runs until 31 December 2012 at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.