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FAB logo comp

Our “Final Show ” opens today (until 20th June) and is looking gooood !

Here’s the press release to let you know what all the hard work has been about .

“FABricate – An exhibition showcasing innovative new designer-makers.

FABricate will showcase the work of fifteen jewellers who are the first class to graduate from Morley College’s new 2 year certificate course specifically designed to help emerging jewellers gain a wide range of technical and business skills with which to launch their careers. FABricate will be on display from the 5th to 20th June in the foyer exhibition space at Morley College.

Taught by world-class tutors Anastasia Young (year 1) and Helen Smith (year 2), and supported by a range of visiting tutors, the class of 2014 has already tasted remarkable critical and commercial success. Six of the students were shortlisted for the national ‘inspired by….’ competition organised by Morley College, the V&A and NIACE, winning both the jewellery prize and the NIACE award.


Students have also recently exhibited in Iceland and, closer to home, at the Dulwich Open Houses and at the Mary Ward Centre. They will also be exhibiting at the Jewellers on Tour show in Salisbury. One student has worked on a unique collaboration with the National Maritime Museum to produce a jewellery collection for its Guiding Lights exhibition. Class members have established a commercial presence at the Lower Marsh Market and are building a strong base of commissioned work.


FABricate will run from Thursday the 5th to Friday the 20th June in the Foyer Exhibition Space at Morley College, Westminster Bridge, London SE1 7HT. Many works are for sale.



Love of 3 orangesI hadn’t realised what a recurring theme the colour orange has been to me recently. Not quite obsessive but quite a presence …… my logo , the wall of my workshop, my laptop case and now theses rings . But who can resist an orange garnet ? Deep , beautiful and shiny orange…. I’ve named them ” The Love of Three Oranges ” after the Prokofiev opera or “L’amour des trois oranges ” which sounds lovely. Not that the opera is about jewellery….. you can see the rings in the FABricate exhibition which opens today at Morley College


pot, starboard, cuffs, rivets, beacon, beacons, rings, pendants, silver, agate, garnet, Trinity House, National Maritime Museum

Port & starboard Beacon rings, pendants and cuffs for the National Maritime Museum , Greenwich

Sending out a ” 6 months On” newsletter today about a small collection ( do we call them “Capsule collections” ? ) at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Port and starboard Beacon themed, to coincide with opening of “Guiding Lights :500 years House and Safety at Sea” . Lovely to work together , inspired by all things marine ….. and on sale in their shop.

Cheapside Hoard

Fellow jewellery lovers – go and see the exhibition of  Cheapside Hoard open from today at the Museum of London. Full of fabulous gems, craftsmanship , fashion, social history and a lot of mystery ……..