Fiona trained in jewellery and silversmithing at Edinburgh College of Art. In 2006 she was awarded an Arts Council Grant to help her set up her own workshop. Her work predominantly features precious metals and traditional kiln fired enamels combined with semi-precious stones that take inspiration from the Scottish coastline where she grew up.
Moxon & Simm
Debby and Ian trained at Sheffield achieving a BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery in 1981. For the past 38 years they have been designing and making their jewellery together and although well known for their titanium jewellery their newer range of pieces include precious metals and stones.
Angelina Jane Mouyiaris
Angelina Jane creates innovative narrative jewellery pieces that are bold and interactive. Reconfigurable and interchangeable, these pieces create a huge variety of colour and shape options for the wearer with the use of magnets and reversible design. These geometric jewellery art pieces have their shapes inspired by music and voice, communicated through abstract interpretations of sound waves. Our relationship with the written word is a complex one, and these art pieces translate music into a physical form. Angelina uses the shapes within soundwaves to design the sculptural forms, and the colours are inspired by the emotions created by the music. Each piece is hand formed and constructed out of silver and resin clay, they are tactile, meticulously hand craved or have pebble smooth surfaces. These kinaesthetic pieces create a unique connection between the object and wearer by its versatility, encouraging interaction and a sense of play. Richly coloured with high grade pigments, empowering the wearer with colourful expression, dynamic aesthetic and innovative design. Award winner and participant of the Crafts Council Hothouse program 2019.
Inspired by her strong Swedish heritage and her beautiful surroundings, Swedish jeweller Carin designs and creates jewellery collections as well as one of a kind pieces, in her workshop on the ruggedly spectacular north Cornish coast. Her work includes silver, gold, precious and semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls and pebbles from her local Cornish beaches. Unusual and interesting stones inspire the creation of jewellery ranging from the simple and understated to the more textural and raw, often with contrast and asymmetry. Carin’s work can be best described as Scandinavian meets Cornish with jewellery that has natural elegance and organic simplicity.
Natalie Jane Harris
Natalie started her business in 2006 after completing a degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery at Loughborough University and a postgraduate year at Bishopsland Workshops. With a wealth of knowledge and experience she moved back to the Midlands and settled into a studio at Banks Mill in Derby. Natalie now works from a studio at The Harley Foundation, set in the grounds of Welbeck Abbey on the edge of Sherwood Forest. This stunning location provides a calm and peaceful place for Natalie to focus on her work. Gemstones are the primary focus of Natalie's jewellery and design always begins with highlighting a stones inherent natural beauty.
Kathryn’s jewellery explores family and memory inspired by her collection of treasure trove. Inherited and collected objects, textiles, ceramics from Scotland’s decorative heritage and finds walking the Fife shoreline all inspire her choice of texture, pattern, shape and colour. The designs are fabricated in silver using traditional fine jewellery skills using the rolling mill, etching and hammers. The final pieces combine silver with laser engraved acrylic and found beach ceramics in different combinations creating a subtle blend of colour, balance and rhythm inspired by the precise layout of museum artefacts where neighbouring elements have a different narrative or memory.
Ellen found her passion for jewellery design while living in Norfolk. She moved to London to do her BA in Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts at The Cass, London Metropolitan University, graduating in 2006. In 2007 she set up her own business and continues to design and make from her London studio. Each piece is handmade by Ellen referencing her observational drawings of architectural ironwork and created using a sketch-like making process with square wire. Tumbling chains of unique links are incorporated with precious gemstones to create necklaces that change with each movement of the wearer. Rings create lines that guide the eye around the hand to land on colourful jewels set within the design. Earrings play with the space around the ear and neck to create continuous flowing lines that draw the eye.
Caroline is an Irish jewellery designer, working from her studio in Belfast. She trained at the University of Ulster and Waylands Forge Silversmiths and The Jewellery School in Dublin. Growing up on the North Coast of Ireland, she was deeply inspired by the raw rugged coastlines and the mythical undertones of the Irish countryside, which surrounded her. Her jewellery resonates a deep appreciation of the poetic beauty found in everyday life. Raw and uncut gemstones are often used in her work as an appreciation of the delicacy and beauty found in natural imperfection.
Rebecca comes from a background in ceramics and has recently introduced jewellery and wearables to her collection. She has exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad, most notably at COLLECT in the Saatchi Gallery, London, SOFA in Chicago and at JOYA in recent years. She lives and works near Edinburgh in Scotland. Drawing inspiration from the confectionary industry this collection by Rebecca glamorises the simple pleasures in life. The full spectrum of sweet treats from fruit chews and lollies, to cakes and pastries are distilled down to their simplest forms and matched with a sickly sweet colour palette. Pastel tones in porcelain are derived from the sticky opacity of fruity chews, and carefully matched with softly coloured gemstones. Her favourite sweets are parma violets, preferably the big ones!
Amanda’s jewellery features simple lines and subtle textures, and often incorporates sea glass collected from beaches all around the UK. Sea glass originates from age old man-made waste, fragments of broken bottles or glassware that somehow or other ended up in the ocean. Naturally recycled by the rhythms of the waves, the shards are completely transformed, eventually washing back onto our shores with the incoming tide. Using simple tools and processes, Amanda carefully incorporates these small gem-like treasures into her pieces. She works mainly in silver and uses recycled eco silver in the majority of her work.
Image; Angelina Jane Mouyiaris jewellery
Set in Stone Jewellery Show
Innovative approaches to contemporary jewellery making are explored in this curious exhibition where alternative settings are used for alternative materials. The show brings to the attention the diversity of materials UK makers use in their collections today including sea glass, aluminium, pebbles, precious and semi-precious stones.
14th March - 31st October