Designers

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

  • Spotlight on: Antonello Figlia

    When did you find the thing that you’re passionate about? You know, that thing that you just can’t live without? Antonello Figlia developed a passion for jewellery after working in a gift shop in Ibiza. Watching customers engage with jewellery, he realised how special it was.  And despite being totally self-taught, he won a coveted place […]

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  • Spotlight on: Marion Lebouteiller

    Sculpture. When you think about it, it’s not so different from creating jewellery. Which is why it’s not really that surprising that it’s how jeweller Marion Lebouteiller started out. Her work in a bronze foundry when she first moved to England from France, inspired her current work. In fact she says she still thinks of […]

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  • Spotlight on: Holly Suzanna Clifford

    Her parents met in Kew Gardens, so it’s no surprise that Holly Suzanna Clifford is inspired by plants and flowers! Her gorgeous art jewellery is like miniature botanical paintings and is so original. Find out about her life and inspirations here… First things first – you studied at Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter (just down the […]

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  • Spotlight on: Simone Bartolucci

    One of the amazing things about jewellery is that it’s made all over the world.  And one of the amazing things about social media is that you get to see work from designers you’d never otherwise see! I just loved Simone Bartolucci’s designs when I saw them on Instagram, and didn’t realise until later that […]

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  • Spotlight on: Dominika Kupcova

    Meet Dominika.  She’s originally from Slovakia, but she now lives in Glasgow. I’m such a fan of linear, sculpted jewellery, so Dominka’s designs really appealed to me from the very first time I saw them. Her work is inspired by DNA – can’t you see just see it?   Here she talks about her work…. How […]

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  • Spotlight on: Shimara Carlow

    Sometimes with jewellery, you’ve just got to keep it simple and let the beauty of the raw materials shine through. That’s what attracted me to Shimara Carlow’s work, which is beautifully organic and simple.  The gemstones are left to be the star of the show and there is a beautiful natural feel. No surprise then […]

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  • Spotlight on: Rebecca Wilson

    The minute I saw Rebecca Wilson’s playful but grown up jewellery on Instagram, I was hooked.   Her jewellery somehow manages to be fun and elegant.  Grown-up, yet childlike, all at the same time. The pastel tones are just gorgeous and the matte quality of the ceramics contrasts beautifully with the silver tones.  It’s the perfect […]

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  • Spotlight on: Lois Jane

    The more I delve into the jewellery world, the more I realise there’s a huge wealth of talent in Scotland – especially near Glasgow.  Maybe it’s the Charles Rennie Mackintosh vibes rubbing off on the artists there! Lois Jane is another jeweller whose beautiful bold and colourful patterns really stand out – and I think […]

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  • Spotlight on: Elina @ Phine

    Is it possible to go from a career in law in New York to being a successful jewellery designer? Well, yes.  That’s exactly what happened to Elina Faurschou of Phine Jewellery.  She’d decided she’d had enough after her old boss promised her a promotion that didn’t materialise.  So she walked out, moved to London and […]

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