I make jewellery that I would like to wear myself.

My aim is to create striking individual pieces that others too might enjoy.

I have always spent time making things. As a child I made doll’s clothes after learning to knit and sew alongside my mother. As an adult I continued to make clothes, bags and jewellery for the family. At Teacher Training College my personal study subject was ceramics. Skills I acquired back in college are now in full use again in my work with metal clay.

I started making silver jewellery when I embarked on a City & Guilds Silver Jewellery Making course. It wasn’t long before I discovered silver metal clay. What an amazing material, I couldn’t believe my luck – to be able to make pieces in clay, fire them and they turned into metal .. .. ..Fine Silver! Wow!

Now I specialise in making free form hollow beads and many of my pieces contain one or more of these bespoke beads. I use silver metal clay to make pendants and also charms for earrings and bracelets in conjunction with sterling silver wire and sheet.

Lesley Adolphson

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