A unique opportunity to meet inspiring jeweller and printmaker Gwyneth Williamson.
Watch jewellery-making and printmaking techniques being demonstrated, see the tools of her trade, browse through sketchbooks, make a purchase of some of her work and ask her questions. Everyone is welcome and it’s a free event. Please note this event runs from 1-3pm only.
Meet the Maker Event with Yorkshire based jeweller and printmaker Gwyneth Williamson...
Saturday 21st March 2020 1-3pm
"I studied Illustration at Hull College of Art and gained a First Class Honours Degree in Graphic Design in 1987. I spent many years freelancing, illustrating childrens’ books, educational books and cards. One day I booked myself onto a jewellery making course and was hooked. My jewellery is made from silver, copper, brass and occasionally gold. I love to explore organic and geometric textures, shapes and patterns, either by hammering, stamping or ‘imprinting’ onto the metal. I recently became a member of the Art House in Wakefield and refreshed my print making skill, sparking an exploration of using wood, paint and print in my pieces, with the added bonus of bringing colour to my work. Using linocut patterns and the off-cut shapes left over from my laser-cut wood, I mono-print patterns onto the plywood, layering and playing until I like what I see. I work in an intuitive way and never really know what patterns and textures will emerge. My studio is based in Wakefield, Yorkshire where I also have space to explore my drawing and printmaking as well as run small workshops."
Gwyn delivers a range of jewellery workshops including making your very own ring or a pair of earrings in silver. Please contact Gwyn for details via her website here
Gwyn in her studio (photo courtesy of Index Festival, taken by David Lindsay)