Paper and Silver Jewellery Workshop

Next month I will be running some jewellery making workshops in Neath, Port Talbot. The first is this Paper and Silver Jewellery Workshop. Below are some examples of what you can make.

At this first workshop you will have the opportunity to learn wire working and paper folding techniques to make stunning jewellery.
Everyone will leave with at least two pairs of earrings they handmade themselves.
Worried the paper won’t last?
No problem, these techniques will allow you to replace the paper component as needed or if you simply get bored with the colour.
Price covers materials including up to 1m of silver wire.
Further silver will be available to buy on the day.
Spaces are limited.
Please book places by visiting Queen Street Gallery or book online at

Industrial Shapes

I’ve been meaning to post these for ages!!
I’d have liked to have taken better photos but I’d never put up photos if I stuck to that.

These are stackable rings I made for my last project on my Silversmithing course.
I did them as part of my final Foundation Art project – Industrial and Urban Landscapes.
They are based on the shapes of the industrial buildings and machinery at Port Talbot Steel Works.


The rest of my crystal resin pieces finally set! Too late to be made into jewellery and photographed on the model but not too late for the exhibition!IMG_7833IMG_7834IMG_7797IMG_7788These are sections of my edited images of the rust and Port Talbot Steel Works printed on acetate and preserved in clear crystal resin:IMG_7794IMG_7828IMG_7784IMG_7824

More Rusty Stuff

Last week I created a few digital images combining my photos of the rusty metal with my photos of Port Talbot steel works.
To see more of my digital images go to:

I wanted then to develop these ideas and hopefully apply an image to the metal so I made a stencil to print with.
I then started by printing my stencil onto my photos of rust.
industrial print014industrial print015And finally I had a go at painting the stencil onto some of the rust itself. IMG_7132

Playing with Paper

Today I have been playing with paper. I’ve been making little paper sculptures based on the shapes within the electricity pylons and the structures I saw at Port Talbot steel works. I have also been influenced by my mother’s ceramics – Julie Brunskill.

These are just rough pieces – they look a lot more interesting in these photos than they actually are – but hopefully I will be doing more with the designs over the next week or two.