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A very warm welcome to my website which I hope will give you a taste of the jewellery which I design and create in my workshop in part of a converted barn on my West Cornwall smallholding.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The outbreak of COVID 19 has obviously had a huge and serious impact on peoples lives in general and I do hope that you and your loved ones are managing to navigate this crisis safely. 

The pandemic has also had an adverse impact on my business - initially during the first lockdown when tourism here in Cornwall was completely wiped out, galleries shut and craft fairs cancelled and then subsequently for, whilst there was a brief respite during the summer months as tourists flocked to the county and galleries reopened, none of my normal fairs took place. Whilst I have continued to be able to supply via my website I was excited that the Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair was going ahead on Lemon Quay in Truro albeit in a Covid safe format. I have been busy making stock for the fair, designing new ways of marketing it within the 'pod' being set up and drafting an email to those on my mailing list with details of a 'by appointment only' 9 day Open Studio event for mid-November. All of these plans and hopes for xmas marketing have of course been dashed by the imposition of the second lockdown and uncertainty surrounding when it might in fact end.

CURRENT XMAS PLANS

I am left working on the possibility of arranging a 4 day open studio event immediately the lockdown is lifted if that is December 3rd and as long as any remaining restrictions can be complied with. In the meantime I have retained an extensive amount of completed stock here at Belmont and will happily post items off should I have something you would like to order. Just drop me an enquiry by email or give me a call on my mobile. 

In addition, the Four Crows Gallery are setting up an online shop which will include an extensive range of my earrings and pendants.



I am hopeful that 2021 will see actual social interaction being allowed once more (!) and future planning being possible. As things progress and I am able to finalise my plans for the year I will once again list them below under EVENTS. 

If you navigate to the Gallery section of this website you'll see that I aim to showcase some of the items of silver jewellery which form the majority of my collection. As every item is unique and I am constantly redeveloping and tweaking my designs, there are always more examples than those I am able to post on this site. It is always worth contacting me direct, therefore, if there are other pieces you may have seen but which are not listed here.

The tactile as well as visual aspects of each piece of jewellery is important in all my designs where simple line and form combine with strong textures and highlights to produce items that are both striking and easy to wear.

The patterns and shapes of natural forms also have a strong influence on my work and I will often use particular animals and plants as inspiration especially for my etched items - peacocks, butterflies, sunflowers, trees, flowers & leaves to name but a few. Other obvious subjects for my work are inspired by the coastal and unique industrial landscape of Cornwall. 
 
 
 

My on-going collection includes chunky organic and highly-tactile rings, earrings and bangles, hammered cuffs, pendants, delicate flower pin brooches and more quirky and unique acid-etched & oxidised items.

I work mainly in silver but often complement my designs with rose or yellow 9ct gold. Items are sent to the Birmingham Assay Office for hallmarking. 


All jewellery is hand-made in my barn-studio set within a working smallholding where my husband and I currently raise  sheep. I am always happy to consider specific commissions where I am able to design and create a personal and individual item.

2020 EVENTS (see Coronavirus update above!)

You will find a selection of my jewellery all year round in the galleries listed at the bottom of this page but I also attend several craft and design fairs and exhibitions throughout the year and aim to keep this website up to date with the latest information. At the moment my normal craft fairs have all been cancelled but I am hopeful that the Xmas ones will go ahead........ 

I also mail out detailed information on all my projected events twice a year to a database of previous clients and interested persons! If you would like to be included on my mailing list or would like more information on a specific event please contact me and leave me your details - full name and address or email is fine.   


    
          

 
I will continue to update this website with my whereabouts as details of events are confirmed but in the meantime if you  would prefer to arrange a different time to come along to my workshop to discuss any specific requirement or you are unable to make any of the above times, please contact me direct. 

Alternatively, following the re-launch of The Lane Gallery in Truro - a co-operative of 18 local craftspeople - you will find me taking my turn curating the gallery at least twice a month. If it is easier to meet me in Truro then contact me to ask when I will next be there.

       GALLERIES

To see and purchase pieces of my jewellery at other times visit The Four Crows right on the harbour front in Porthleven or The Lane Gallery in Truro situated above the Scentstore in Cathedral Lane.