We are pleased to announce that the artists and makers showing work in our “Made in Hull” cabinet for April 2017 are:
Working as a metalsmith jewellery maker, I use silver, copper, minerals and glass to create forms and textures inspired by narratives.
I came to jewellery making whilst working as a horticultural designer. Becoming increasingly frustrated at the commercialization imposed by the supermarkets we supplied, I needed to find an unrestricted channel for my creativity. Making the jewellery allowed me not only this indulgence, but also to experience the deep satisfaction of working with my hands. I now work in a happy, untidy studio at the foot of the Chalk Wolds in Beautiful East Yorkshire.
My art work over the past few years has concentrated on landscapes . I take inspiration from the coast, the lakes and surrounding countryside, all of which inspire and excite me. My textile and creative studies were the grounding that cemented the multi layered way in which I live to work, constantly revolving, recycling old bits of my old artworks , printed pieces and ephemera, enjoying happy accidents that often occur with the collision of unwanted materials merging and cementing to create a new piece of art.
I love to make unique jewelry pieces which are that little bit different and a bit more special than something that you might find in the mass produced commercial marketplace. I specialise in using handmade fused glass cabachons and lampwork glass beads but sometimes use other beads such as semi precious stones, freshwater pearls, pressed glass beads, Swarovski crystals and wool beads. I have a good customer base and regularly take bespoke orders, attend local craft fairs, have pieces for sale at Rings N Things in Hedon and have a display at Thorngumbald Village Hall.