My name is Clare, I’m a jewellery designer-maker and I live and work in the market town of Frome in Somerset. I love to make beautiful things and for as long as I can remember, I have always made ‘stuff.’
I started to learn to make jewellery from precious metals some years ago now and was lucky enough to be taught by a very talented jeweller, Rachel Kerrison in Bath.
I have always been completely obsessed with colour and I wanted a way to incorporate colour into my designs without using gemstones and so I started to experiment with polymer and resin clays. These versatile materials enable me to control the colours and create as many shades and tones that I can think of.
Each element of my jewellery – from each individual bead to the sterling silver findings – is made entirerly by hand by me in my little studio in the Silk Mill in Frome. I am registered with the Birmingham Assay office so all of my jewellery (with the exception of earrings and items below the legal weight requirements of 7.78 grams) will be sent away for hallmarking.