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ABOUT ME

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I have always loved making things.

 

It goes back to learning to sew as a child with my granny. I took textiles at school

(metal work never crossed my mind!) and my teacher leant me a book about fabric

jewellery. That and a bracelet in a magazine led me to jewellery making. I couldn't afford

the bracelet so I thought I'd have a go myself... Needless to say it wasn't great. I

experimented with beads and textiles until I found a course at London Jewellery School

- this was a 5 day intensive course which included 2 days of metal clay. I hadn't

considered working with metal until then but I loved it!

Since then I have completed the Diploma in Silver Jewellery at the London Jewellery School and the Diploma in Fine Jewellery and Advanced Jewellery Diploma with Jewellers Academy. There is so much to learn about jewellery making and I love finding new challenges, especially new stone setting methods (any excuse to be able to buy gemstones!)

There is a strong celestial theme to my work - I love a star, a little twinkle and a bit of darkness. I also like to take inspiration from natural forms - leaves, icicles and weathered stone, I love the organic, irregular textures.  

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I create my jewellery at my studio in Pocklington, East Yorkshire. I want to create pieces that will be cherished, pieces to be given for a special occasion and that can become future heirlooms.

I also love to pass on my jewellery making skills and teach a range of beginner classes in Pocklington. It is always amazing to see a group start from scratch and leave wearing something they have created.

It would be great to keep in touch - you can sign up to my newsletter here, I share my latest class dates and notes from the jewellers bench - a sneak behind the scenes at how things are made, what I'm creating and how much of a mess my bench is (spoiler: it's always a mess)

If you'd like to see some of my creations, you can shop the my current designs here or view my past commissions here

Take care

Tori x

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