I studied a B A (hons) degree course in Jewellery and Silversmithing at Sir John Cass school of Art and design in London.
After 5 years of working for myself as a Jeweller I completed a PGCE in Design and Technology at The University of Ripon and York St John.
I continued to make jewellery throughout my teaching career but rarely had enough time to produce more than a few commissions and take part in a few craft fairs.
I have now left the profession in order to pursue my jewellery full time.
I decided to name my Jewellery company 'Edith May Jewellery' after my husband's mother who was a prolific collector of jewellery and would have loved the idea.
I very much enjoy the personal interaction in designing for clients for their special pieces of work. This can involve discussing a theme , a series of sketched ideas ,making up a prototype in silver before a precious metal, or making a piece from a client's own design.
My work falls into these three categories:
• One off design pieces
• Small production line pieces, primarily in silver and semi precious stones
• Commissions for individual clients wedding and engagement rings being the most popular
However, I enjoy making new designs from heirlooms such as a combination of pieces into one new piece or vice versa.