JEWELLERY

Blake and Janette Mackinnon
Ceramic Jewellery

Blake & Janette both trained as potters in London and now work from a studio just south of Ludlow. Their joint involvement in ceramic jewellery was an amalgam of interests; visits to the Bead Shop Covent garden, a fascination with small natural forms, shells, beetles, crystals and an interest in the small precise products of the electro porcelain industry. It was as a result of playfully decorating a few small alumina tubes that their first beads and hence necklaces emerged.

 

There is a constant experimenting with new techniques, shapes and combinations of materials. All the porcelain is high fired to 1250c to achieve a dense, hard, non-porous quality and much of it is tumbled to a smooth tactile finish. This gives the choice of using unglazed or selectively glazed beads along with fully glazed ones.

 

They are experimenting with computer aided design, which hopefully will prove to be an interesting avenue for the beads, boxes & clocks. Commissions are taken for one off or batch production.

Silverfish
Silver Jewellery

Silverfish designer, Carol James, can be found at The Little Studio at blue-ginger gallery. She has a wide range of designs in her contemporary, handcrafted silver jewellery. You will find her working in the studio most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Tel. 01886 880006 http://www.silverfishdesigns.co.uk

Sam Hemming
Bead Jewellery

Sam has been a member of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen since 1996. Taught basic beading techniques by an expert American designer/beadworker, Sarah Klopping, she has developed her own designs and style since.

 

All the beads are glass, Austrian crystal or semi-precious gemstones. Sam use Amber, Amethyst, Garnet, Haematite, Labradorite, Lapis lazuli, Malachite, Mother of Pearl, Pearls, Carnelian and Turquoise to name a few. Her colour range is impressive and she may use just a single colour or a wider palette depending on the design.

 

Sam undertakes commissions for a large selection of jewellery such as chokers, necklets, collars, pendants, bracelets, cuffs, brooches and earrings. She has also created bridalwear, beaded bags,and head dresses. Any of these may be made as small delicate items or large impressive pieces, depending on your requirements. Within each category there is a huge variety of styles, sizes and colours to be chosen from.

Silver Fox
Silver Jewellery

Lyn Fox of Silver Fox creates contemporary jewellery designs in silver and gold.

Mary Goldberg
Ceramic Buttons

blue-ginger gallery always stocks a selection of Mary Goldberg's ceramic, machine washable buttons. Mary also makes them into delightful necklaces.

Hannah Willis
Handcrafted silver jewellery

Hannah Willis is a Wiltshire jeweller who specialises in British myth and folklore. Hares, crows, trees and ancient symbols appear on her hand-crafted silver jewellery.

Jo Dewar
Wire Jewellery

Jo finds inventive ways with knitted and manipulated coloured wire to make exciting and colourful costume jewellery pieces and other wire sculptures.

Sharon McSwiney
Animal Brooches

Sharon McSwiney creates distinctive jewellery designs in silver and copper.

Jim White
Silver Jewellery and Spoons

For the past fifteen years I have lived and worked on the edge of the Malvern Hills. My work has a number of influences, most inspired by my love of natural forms and the countryside around me. In addition, other influences are wide ranging and include calligraphy, textiles and still life photography. I have been particularly influenced by early 8th-10th century Viking and Celtic art and how these were interpreted by late 19th century and early 20thcentury artists and my experience of working with natural materials as a wood carver.
Many of my pieces can therefore be seen to have Art Nouveau, or Art Deco, elements. I like to contrast flowing lines with geometrical shapes, some quite traditional in spirit yet retaining a contemporary edge.
I enjoy working with a variety of materials, but particularly silver and bronze, for their warm, and tactile qualities.
All of my work is produced in my workshop by hand.

Mango Juice by Popi
Jeweller Popi Pripojac works from little studio gallery in Worcester.

Jump4Timbuktu
Fairtrade Jewellery

When you purchase an item of fair trade jewellery from Jump4Timbuktu, you are directly supporting the Tuareg artisans of Timbuktu to trade their way out of poverty and this is how it works.
From the fair trade price that you pay, a large proportion is paid directly to the artisans who made it at an agreed and fair wholesale price. This enables them to maintain and feed their families and to have something in reserve to meet new orders.
Initially working with five Timbuktu Jewellery Associations, we have discussed and agreed a Fair Trade Agreement covering everything from fair trade wholesale pricing to delivery and payment. Enshrined in this agreement are fair trade values and an understanding that Jump4Timbuktu directors receive no salary. All jewellery sales profit is invested in sustainable development projects in Timbuktu.
Every piece of Tuareg jewellery is individually crafted.

Rozie Keogh

My jewellery draws inspiration from historical costume and ceremonial church artefacts. Many of my elaborate pieces contain a narrative, sometimes taken from fairy stories, sometimes from popular culture. They can be both amusing and poignant. The jewellery is designed to be flattering and glamorous. Most of the work is made in silver and knitted fine silver wire with precious and semi-precious gemstone beads, Swarovski crystals and pearls. However, no material is ever ruled out if it is thought to be suitable for the piece. So it is possible to find anything from a piece of butterfly wing to doll’s house cutlery in some of the items.

Penny Carter

All of the glass work is individually designed and handmade by Penny Carter, glass artist who has been making glass since graduating at West Surrey College of art and Design in 1987.
"The glass elements are made by melting glass rods in the flame at temperatures between 800-900oc. I prefer to use the Italian Murano rods. The molten glass is manipulated on a mandrel (a metal rod) and then by overlaying colours, applying dots, spots and bands of opaque or transparent colour the possibilities are endless."
All of the glass made by Penny Carter at chilli glass is handmade and unique.