Amanda studied jewellery & silversmithing at Plymouth College of Art & Design in the mid 70's and went on to employment as a designer/maker in the trade in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter and there after in London.
Amanda set up her first workshop in Hatton Garden during the 80s and leased a stall at Covent Garden's Craft Market. In the 90s she had her workshop in Birmingham's Craft Market and also set up a jewellery studio and gallery in Plymouth.
Amanda left Devon in the late summer of 1998 and headed to Hebden Bridge to return to her orignal passion of designing and creating jewellery collections.
Amanda loves to travel and especially going to India. Her father was born in Madras and she grew up with his tales of India. There’s actually a town in Bangalore (Bengaluru) called Cox Town named after her grandfather. Many of Amanda's unique gemstones are discovered on her travels.
When not working or travelling you can find Amanda walking in the beautiful countryside surrounding Hebden Bridge, playing the ukulele, dancing, painting, discovering new (to her) music, growing veg and fruit on her allotment or reading.
She also loves visiting Art galleries and exhibitions and
going to the cinema and of course we’re so lucky to have the brilliant Hebden Bridge Picture House on our doorstep with it’s fabulous programme of films.