After studying silversmithing and jewellery at college, I worked
for a jewellery repair business for two years. Then went to work
for a small, but busy firm that made upmarket jewellery for independent
retail jewellers, largely in London. The firm prospered, and I became
more involved with the design and modelling of each new range year
by year; making head designer by year four. I worked there for eight
years in total. After which I moved to southwest Scotland with the
aim of setting up a small craft workshop and selling directly to
the public via the web. Selling directly to the customer, rather
than selling thru galleries benefits both the customer and the maker,
as galleries take quite a sizeable commission on each sale (normally
at least 50% of the price the customer pays), meaning a higher initial
price for the customer and a much reduced return the artist / craftsperson.
Also, being web based means that I am not geographically rooted,
and allows me the freedom to take the occasional break. It was on
one such trip that I met my partner, and some time after moved myself
and the workshop to Germany.
I have tried to answer most commonly asked questions on the
frequently asked questions page.
Once you have looked thru that you are welcome to contact
me, or if you like you can use your computer to talk
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