Meet The Maker – Claire Troughton

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Claire is a talented jewellery designer whose inspiration comes from the tiny creatures and plants that can be found in the hedgerows and forests of the English countryside.

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Individual ranges usually feature a matching suite of necklace, bracelet or bangle, ring and earrings. Mainly working in silver, Claire uses small areas of gold to highlight details of her designs, creating a distinctive style.

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After completing 3 years of training at Edinburgh College of Art, plus 1 year in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, Claire began making her own jewellery in 1996. She soon established a strong following and now sells her collections in almost 40 shops and boutiques throughout the UK and Europe.

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Every item is hand made in the UK with the help of a small but highly skilled team. Claire makes each original design for her collections by hand using traditional goldsmithing techniques.

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Popular pieces from the collections have been featured in glossy magazines such as ‘Cheshire Life’ and ‘Look’ Magazine and she has won several awards for her work.

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Claire has been designing and making jewellery for over 20 years and has been a regular jeweller at Heart Gallery since 2011 so we are really proud to be showcasing her new pieces now for Christmas 2017.

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