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Christine Brackston

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Artwork for Christine Brackston

“Into the Midnight Garden”

“Here comes the bride”

“Pearliciously pink”

“Delftly Lapis”

“Roses are red”

“Get your greens”


“Not your Granny’s Pearls”


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I am a jewellery designer, and have a home studio in a lovely Victorian part of Hereford, a stones-throw from the flood meadows of the Wye.
I work with natural elements.....semi-precious stones, crystals, hand-made glass, I particularly love the beauty of pearls. Always hunting for something unusual to incorporate into my designs I love finding that special vintage accent. I do not have a rigid ‘style’, but am moved by the materials I find. Each piece is unique, I never design two the same.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist gives me the freedom to create something unique and beautiful, but also affordable. Every woman deserves to wear a special piece, and no neck should be naked !

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Christine Brackston, Jewellery & Textile Artist.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

Originally from Worcester I am new to the Hereford area, having lived in the USA for the last 30 years. Establishing myself during a pandemic has been impossible, so now is an exciting time. I create unique, affordable jewellery in the attic studio of my Victorian home. I have re-started my ‘Wine and Design’ evening workshops ( or daytime ‘Cake and Create ….) enabling women to explore the creative process for themselves, designing and making their own special piece, with help as needed. You organize some friends and I pack up a selection of my ‘goodies’ and travel to you. ….necklaces, bracelets, earrings……all of the above, you choose. Prices vary depending on materials used ……give me a call or drop an email and let’s have some fun together !

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

My degree is actually in the scientific field, but design has always been my passion. I was fortunate to be able to draw on the talents of many different artists in my field to learn from. Other than that I am self taught !

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Work shown in various galleries in the USA.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

A small selection of my work is featured at Whax at No 10 in Hereford. I also work on private commissions. This is the year to introduce my work to a wider audience, I will be exploring opportunities in nearby towns.

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