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Meet Jeweller Abby Filer

Abby is a contemporary fashion jewellery designer/maker. Abby works in silver, printed aluminium and precious stones to create fun, feminine and easily wearable pieces of jewellery. Abby’s inspiration comes from her love of the bold and colourful 1960’s design era. She  combines this with her childhood memories of growing up the picturesque surroundings of Summerseat. She was surrounded by brightly …

Jodie Hook - Jeweller

Jodie Hook – Meet The Maker – Jeweller

Jodie Hook’s  passion for jewellery making started when she was a young girl. At the age of 17, her art teacher introduced her to the wonders of working with silver and it was at this point that her creative fervour in the world of jewellery was cemented. After studying a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the School of Jewellery …

Amanda Priest

Meet Jeweller Amanda Priest

Amanda is a jewellery designer and maker. After a 20 year career in the fashion industry, she completed a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Jewellery Design. Amanda’s work investigates the relationship or value between material, maker and wearer.   Personal memories, experiences, travel, situations and conversations all inspire Amanda. Working with precious and non precious materials she uses steel, silver and …

Kate Bajic

Meet Jeweller Kate Bajic

British jeweller Kate Bajic has over 14 years experience exhibiting and selling her work in galleries and at exhibitions throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. She lives and works in a rural village in the Midlands. Kate uses the countryside around her as inspiration for her beautiful contemporary jewellery. Inspiration comes in particular from studying the varied colour, shapes …

Joanna Wakefield

Meet Jeweller Joanna Wakefield

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 …

Helen Shere

Meet Jeweller Helen Shere

Helen makes jewellery that is inspired by illustration and is based on natural themes such as birds and trees, produced in a distinctively quirky style that is instantly recognisable. After graduating from the University of Derby with a design degree in 2004, Helen knew that her real passion was to make jewellery, and set about learning how to do that. …

Abby Frances

Meet Jeweller Abby Frances

For strength and rigidity, for endless possibilities in manipulation, for the deployment of subtle metallic hues and for their inherent preciousness, Abby’s materials of choice are silver and gold.   The exploration of composition, pattern, layering, shape, structure and colour play an important role for Abby. A decorative grate in the road, the repetition in shapes of windows in an …

Natalie Vardy

Meet Jeweller Natalie Vardey

One of a large creative family, Natalie became competent at a sewing machine by the time she was seven, turning her hand at making basic dolls clothes, and later discovering how to make dressmaking patterns for herself. She used to crochet miniscule pieces using sewing thread and make all sorts of things for her appreciative family, who would often say …

Adele Taylor - Jeweller

Meet Jeweller Adele Taylor

Adele studied three dimensional design, silversmithing and jewellery at Sheffield Polytechnic and established her jewellery business soon after with a grant from the Princes Youth Business Trust. The interplay of different colours of metal, both naturally occurring and chemically altered has always interested Adele. Consequently she continually experiments with the use of different metals such as silver, gold, copper and …

Caroline Draper

Meet Jeweller Caroline Draper

Caroline draws on her extensive travel and life experiences in India to explore a fascination with geometry, symmetry and repetition. Fifteen years ago Caroline left a full time career as a nursing sister to relocate to New Delhi with her family. Bombarded on a daily basis, the rich colours, exotic scents, eclectic tastes, cacophony of never ending noise, diverse cultures, …

Amy Leigh

Meet Jeweller Amy Leigh

The essence of Amy’s work is a fascination with materials changing state from liquid to solid. Amy graduated with First class honours in Design Crafts from De Montfort University (DMU) in 2014, specialising in Jewellery Design and Metal Work. Her degree show collection of contemporary jewellery sculptures  gained her a space exhibiting at New Designers 2014. Following this, Amy then …

Laura Bennett

Meet the Jeweller Laura Bennett

Since graduating from UCCA with a BA Hons (First Class) in Three Dimensional Design (Jewellery & Silversmithing), Laura has set up her practice in the heart of Southsea. Laura is involved in local art projects and exhibitions, including Making Space, Aspex and Strong Island aswell as stocking galleries and shops all over the UK. She also participates in annual selling …

Holly MCAfee

Meet Jeweller Holly McAfee

Holly graduated with a BDes(hons) degree in Jewellery and Metal Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland, in 2010. Since then she has regularly exhibited in and stocked galleries and jewellers throughout the UK. Holly enjoys making meticulously finished jewellery that will be worn for years to come, and loves making bespoke pieces in …

Maike Browning

Meet jeweller Maike Browning

Maike makes tactile, delicate jewellery, inspired by natural forms, textiles and her travels – from the wildflowers of the hills of Scotland to the sparkling textiles and temples of India. Maike adds sparks of colour to her work using a variety of ethically sourced precious stones, adding another element to catch the eye. She works intuitively with precious metals to …

Christina Oswin

Meet Christina Oswin

Christina has been designing and making jewellery since 2003 and has a shop in Frome, Somerset. Her collections can also be found in shops and galleries throughout the British Isles.   Christina is a Fairtrade licensee and she only uses Fairtrade or recycled gold and silver in her pieces and all the gemstones are fair-mined or ethically sourced. All pieces are …

Zoe Davidson Jeweller

Meet Orkney jeweller Zoe Davidson

We are delighted to introduce you to Zoe Davidson, a jeweller new to Heart Gallery for Spring/Summer 2017. Zoe lives in Stromness, Orkney, and started her business in May 2016. She produces jewellery which is all hand made, sculptural in form and inspired by her love for the island’s historic landscapes and ever-changing seas. She graduated in 2013 with a …

Meet Yorkshire based jeweller Evie Leach

Evie is a Yorkshire based jeweller working in Sterling Silver with semi-precious gemstones. She takes her inspiration from geometry found in architecture and nature to create her angular silver jewellery designs with clean lines. She uses traditional silversmithing techniques and accompanies her designs with semi-precious stones and beads to create an organic contrast to the lines of her silver shapes. …

Meet Jeweller Fi Mehra

Fi Mehra, (aka Fiona Alison Berry or FAB for short!) was accepted into the Birmingham School of Jewellery after discovering her passion for making jewellery at evening classes. Her training as a diamond mounter at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham was 3 years and Fi loved her time in Birmingham. Fi has now been designing and making silver and …

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Meet The Maker – Jeweller Caroline Reynolds

Our spotlight this week is on jeweller Caroline Reynolds. Caroline takes her design inspiration from life, natural patterns and shapes. She feels she is embodying movement, light, texture and craftsmanship within her work. Her recent collection for Heart Gallery’s Spring 2017 exhibition, FLORA & FAUNA, is now with us. It takes its cues from botanical form and structure. This  includes …

Meet The Maker – Rebecca Lewis

Rebecca endeavours to produce accessible, wearable jewellery. Her inspiration is taken from antique jewellery and collectables resulting in designs that echo the decadence of times gone by. With a more modern approach she creates classic, yet contemporary jewellery designs. Handpicked gemstones are the main focal point of many of her pieces. She has a fascination with gemstones, particularly labradorite and …

Meet The Maker – Leoma Drew

Leoma studied at Hereford College of the Arts and graduated in 2008 with 2.1 in contemporary and applied arts. Leoma works at the Mike Gell Contemporary Gallery in Hereford and is the chairman of the Alloy Jewellers group in Herefordshire. Her work is a mixture of hand saw piercing, shape forming and stone setting; her main theme is birds and …

Meet The Maker – Anna Baldwin

Anna makes all her jewellery by hand, working mainly in silver, gold, and semi-precious stones, and loves creating beautiful, contemporary, wearable pieces. Her designs have an organic, tactile feel, often incorporating hammering and shaping techniques to create a sense of movement. Anna gains inspiration from many different sources including light, texture, and natural and fluid forms. She also gains many …