I love jewellery and don’t limit myself to making a single style or type.
Silver, gold, gemstones, copper, enamel, chains, threads and recycled glass – they’re all my bag!
Old worn metalwork in our streets is fascinating and when I’m not working in gold, silver or working out how to make a setting for an odd shaped stone I brought back from Sri Lanka I slip into trying to replicate the look seen in this street furniture, in a wearable brooch or pendant.
Lately, it has been a great pleasure to work with trusting clients’ old family jewellery to create a new piece or collection from old treasures once loved and worn by someone no longer here. Gold and gemstone jewellery has been recycled for centuries. It has been a real privilege to carry on this tradition (see photos 5 and 6).
I enjoy belonging to the Guild of Enamellers, am a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of GB, a member of the Association for Contemporary jewellery and the Society of Jewellery Historians.
A house move last year (across the hill) meant a slow down in jewellery making, but I’m back in full swing now. Experimental stone setting is on my agenda before June – hopefully trapping gemstones in liquid metal along with other unusual settings.
Please come and see us – Russell Parry with his fabulous woodcarvings, bookbinding and sketch journals will be greeting you on the ground floor. Jacqui Dodds painter, printmaker will welcome you on the middle floor with her superb collection of prints, original books and etchings. I’ll be on the next floor up, the workshop is in the same orientation as number 17 and the layout is the same – just nicer views.
It should be a jolly time with lots to see and talk about – look forward to seeing you
T: 01743 354149
13 Claremont Hill
Shrewsbury SY1 1RD
Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th, Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th
Very sorry no easy disabled access.
ARTIST: Irene Pentelow