Jeweller & Silversmith
In East Yorkshire
I started training as a jeweller at the age of sixteen, first working for a renowned jewellery designer, going on to college and finally attending Sheffield School of Art to study silversmithing as well as jewellery. After leaving Sheffield in 1984, I set up in business designing and making my own range of jewellery and taking on specialist commission work. I am lucky enough to have been working at my bench since then! Using the qualities of the metals and stones in their various forms makes designing and making each piece a challenge. To watch a piece develop as the form and shape change during the making process is both fascinating and exciting. My jewellery is original and well made with a great deal of thought and care. All my jewellery and silversmithing pieces are hand made therefore no two pieces are the same. My website can only show a representative selection of my work. Choosing a piece of jewellery is very personal and takes a great deal of time and thought.
If you are looking for a unique gift, or maybe treating yourself to something special, do come and visit my workshop (by appointment only), meet myself, see the work properly and where it is made.
In 2000 I started to teach at the School of Art and Design in Hull and discovered a love of teaching, working with people of all age groups. Four years later I completed my PGCE and decided to set up a teaching facility from my own workshop. I find that I very much enjoy the teaching, it compliments an otherwise solitary occupation.
Over the last four years my daughter has trained with me and now helps with the running of the business and the courses. She also designs and makes her own range of work (Constance Isobel).