Joanna is a designer jeweller working from her studio in York.
Joanna’s original training culminated in a Degree in Design, specialising in Textiles, which was no surprise having grown up in a family environment of 3 generations of needlewomen.
Her degree took her into work as a Fair Trade designer. She travelled extensively around the world developing traditional handicrafts with producer groups and their artisans.
Joanna retrained at York School of Jewellery when she could no longer ignore her personal desire to extend and develop further creatively.
She is largely inspired by a love for textiles and haberdashery. This stems from a fascination as a child in her Grandma’s talents and fond memories of sorting through her button stash. You will find cotton reels and thimbles, to various button inspired pieces including the use of vintage buttons in her collection.
Joanna’s work also reflects a penchant for old and found objects and she loves incorporating such finds into her jewellery where she can. She is drawn to the thought of reloving and reviving something and bringing an old or found object back to life through her jewellery.
Joanna’s jewellery reflects her memories, her observations and her musings, thereby allowing her to tell the story and the journey behind each range.
She has had successful exhibiting shows at Art&, LNCCF, Crafted by Hand and Saltaire Makers’ Fair. And more recently her first venture at The Knitting & Stitching Shows, Harrogate.