Designers

Exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with makers, designers and artists – from what inspires them to how they create their work.

  • Spotlight on: Claire Gent

    Isn’t it amazing that no matter how you try to organise your creative process, you’ll always default to a certain way of doing something?! I love Claire Gent’s honesty that although she’d love to have a big sketchbook full of designs, her brain just doesn’t work that way!   I first came across Claire’s whimsical and […]

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  • Spotlight on: Leonid Dementiev

    When you think of jewellery…you may not think about its jewellery designer as being a mathematician. But creating very intricate jewellery can be a really mathematical process…as Leonid Dementiev will tell you. I came across Leonid’s extraordinary work at Goldsmith’s Fair and was blown away by the beautiful detail, which looks so traditional, but so […]

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  • Spotlight on: Mim Best

    It’s an amazing feeling seeing customers’ reactions – watching them walk away, knowing that item will be loved and cherished for generations.

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  • Spotlight on: Libby Ward

    “When I’m outside I love finding different types of lichen, fungus and mushrooms. I find their colours and forms so inspiring.”

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  • Spotlight on: Alice Barnes

    I usually start (designing) with a theme. This gives me a structure to work around or towards, otherwise I find the possibilities are too endless!

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  • Spotlight on: Marilyne Kékéli Abony @ Mamater

    If the jewellery or art we create is inspired by our history, then the jewellery created by Marilyne Kékéli Abony for her brand ‘Mamater’ must truly in inspired by a rich mix of cultures. She was born in Togo, but had to move across Africa, Europe and North America over the next twenty years, due […]

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  • Spotlight on: Judith Peterhoff

    You know you’re doing ok as a jewellery designer when you’re selected by The Goldsmiths’ Centre to be part of their talent programme (where only six people are selected!) Last year, the very talented Judith Peterhoff was chosen to take part in Setting Out – a business incubator run by The Goldsmiths’ Centre. Since then […]

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