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Clae Eastgate
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Sara Jane Harper
Carved Oak Chest by Alison Hugh Milton
Alison Hugh Milton
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Claire Billingsley
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Rose Norman

Susan Wilkinson

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Artwork for Susan Wilkinson

water bracelet

sinewy bangles

rings with stones

worry beads ring

pebble + larimar earrings

oval + carnelian earrings

larimar space necklace

raw labradorite necklace


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

Whilst I am inspired and informed by the landscape I don't try to emulate what I see. Rather, I use various techniques to achieve the organic forms and textures that appeal to me so much: milling, reticulation, even hammering the silver against stone - and the effects are different each time. Surfaces are left matte, and where possible I use raw stones to better show their structure and colour. My pieces are designed to be tactile; they are meant to be fiddled with. I don't often look in a mirror and see what I am wearing around my neck, but I do know how my necklace feels when I rub my thumbnail over the surface.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist is instinctive and emotive but can be pretty exasperating and fulfilling in equal measure. It involves experimentation, overcoming technical difficulties and it can take courage to produce work that hopefully speaks to other people and affects them on a visceral level. The provenance of the materials is important to me therefore the silver is recycled and stones are bought from small-scale traders. I sometimes incorporate antler (shed annually) and pieces of etched copper plate from a print studio.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I design and make jewellery in recycled silver and semi-precious stones.

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

I design and make one-off pieces or sometimes very small batches in my garden workshop.

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

City & Guilds Jewellery & Design

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

December 2022 Bizarre Bazaar Jenny Pickford Sculpture Garden
October 2022 Bountiful', Take 4 Gallery, Ledbury
June 2022 Summer Exhibition, White House Gallery, Kirkudbright, Scotland
May 2022 Select Arts, Stroud
December 2021 Christmas Show, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
November 2021 Rodborough Collective, Stroud
September 2021 Cheltenham Open Studios, the yard:ARTspace
June 2021 A Poetic Vision, Take 4 Gallery, Ledbury
June 2021 Select Arts at Three Storeys, Nailsworth
December 2020 Horns Road Christmas pop-up exhibition, Stroud
November 2020 Humphries & Begg Christmas Exhibition, Stroud
October 2020 SIT Select Art Trail

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Museum in the Park, Stroud

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