Heleneducation

  • Diploma in Art Foundation, Liverpool Polytechnic, 88 – 89
  • B A Honours degree in 3D Design specialising in Metalwork and Jewellery, Sheffield Polytechnic, 1989 – 1992
  • P.G.C.E. in Design Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, 1992 – 1993
  • Courses in Stonesetting, Birmingham School of Jewellery, 1998, 1999 and 2000
  • ‘Getting Started’, Goldsmiths Hall, London, 2004
  • Course in Design Presentation, Sir John Cass, London, 2005
  • Course in Casting, Sir John Cass, London, 2006

employment

  • Teacher of Design Technology, Calderstones, Liverpool 1993 – 1994
  • Jewellery Repairer, Gemcraft, Stockport 1994 – 1995
  • Jewellery Manufacturer, Clarke Manufacturing 1995 – 1997
  • Started my own business, Liverpool 1997 – present day

ethos

Following a B. A. Honours degree in Jewellery I worked for several jewellers before establishing my own company in 1997. I design, make and repair all types of jewellery.

My design ideas and commissions are inspired by architecture and spatial awareness. As with many designers I am also very much inspired by the natural world. I try to keep a balance between inspiration and the wearablity and functionality of my jewellery.