Looking to escape the world of finance, and to return to my passion for creating art, I finally found my "calling" a few years ago. I was offered the chance to retrain with Nik Stanbury and Julie Moss at York School of Jewellery, and I am currently based at the school in York.
Working with precious metals and gemstones, I love the process of bringing my ideas to life. Using traditional skills I transform flat sheets of metal into beautiful and wearable art.
I live in a rural village near York, and inspiration comes from my fascination for nature, for the textures, shapes and curves found all around.
My jewellery is designed using elements from one of my observational drawings, creating unique pieces - with a few limited editions of some designs.
I also enjoy collaborating with clients on commissions, transforming ideas from imagination - to sketchbook - to reality.
I use a careful selection of precious metals, including sterling through to fine (pure) silver, 18 and 22 carat gold, together with precious and semi-precious gemstones.
Please contact me if you would like to arrange a commission.
York Open Studios 2020 - 18/19 and 25/26 April 10am - 5pm
York Open Studios 2019
Saltaire makers fair November 2018
York Open Studios 2018
About The Beautiful Splint Company CIC
As well as being passionate about my own jewellery design business, I am also Co-director/Maker of Yorkshire based company, “The Beautiful Splint Company CIC”.
Working closely with healthcare professionals across the UK, we design and create bespoke orthotic splints. These splints provide support for hand, wrist and finger conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis and hyper-mobility syndrome) whilst being beautiful pieces of jewellery in their own right.
"Beautful delicate jewellery with simplicity yet wonderful impact"
"Different to the usual thats around"
"Love your ethereal style, beautifuly done"
"Really pretty work, delicate with a difference"
Beautiful Splint Company https://www.thebeautifulsplintcompany.co.uk/
York school of jewellery https://www.yorkschoolofjewellery.co.uk/
Stanbury & Moss http://www.stanburyandmoss.co.uk/
R M Weare https://www.facebook.com/pg/R.M.Weare/about/
A E Ward https://www.wardgemstones.com/
H S Walsh https://www.hswalsh.com/
London assay office https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/