Helen Chalmers Jewellery
Helen studied Jewellery and Metal Design at Duncan of Jordanstone, graduating with BDes (Hons) in 2011.
Since then she has established her business in Edinburgh and currently works from The Biscuit Factory in Leith.
Helen specialises in the use of hot glass and supplementary materials created in an oxygen/propane mix flame with a technique known as ‘lampworking’. It dates back to Ancient Egypt, where oil lamps were the heat source. It has a rich history in Murano, Venice and has enjoyed a recent resurgence, especially in North America.
Leigh Shepherd Designs
Working from her studio in Haworth, West Yorkshire Leigh creates a range of mixed media pieces, cards and jewellery. She has a passion for upcycling and a desire to make affordable, quirky pieces of jewellery.
Earrings are made from sixpence coins, pendants from Scrabble tiles and brooches from draughts and domino pieces. Silkscreened papers and resin create jewel-like colours.
Lucy Kemp Jewellery
Lucy Kemp Jewellery was founded in Hayle, Cornwall by Lucy Kemp. Lucy’s jewellery is handmade in her workshop and she draws inspiration from her surroundings in and around Cornwall
A creative designer maker, Ria Poynton is striving to become synonymous with beautifully simple and innovative design. Taking inspiration from geometric forms and traditional design methodologies, Ria’s striking pieces are the embodiment of her desire to excel as a modern craftsperson, and pay homage to classical high craft jewellery design.
Having initially studied Three Dimensional Design at the University of Plymouth in Exeter Ria Poynton was the recipient of many accolades and national awards.
As a natural progression to her degree, Ria went on to study design craft and jewellery design at Birmingham City University where she excelled. Winning both the Hans Goldwyn Jewellery design award and the British Jewellery Association Jewellery Quarter Award, Ria continues to push the boundaries of both her capabilities and her designs.
Sarah Drew Jewellery
Sarah makes contemporary, definitely eclectic jewellery from found objects (driftwood, sea plastic, sea glass and slate pebbles) combined with semi-precious stones and pearls linked together with chunky hammered eco-silver chains, delicate crocheted fine silver and fused silver focal pieces.
She works from her studio in Cornwall and loves spending time outdoors in the fresh air on local beaches and in the woods, collecting curious things.
Using recycled materials, remaking old broken jewellery or basically ‘rubbish’ in this way is a sustainable way of creating unique pieces.
Silversmith and archaeologist Carol lives and works on the side of the beautiful Malvern Hills and has been making jewellery inspired by prehistoric rock art, the interplay of light and texture and influences from her travels since 2000.