Welcome to my workshop, based in the old Chapel in the centre of the pretty village of Belstone, within Dartmoor National Park.

 

 

There's always something interesting going on outside the workshop - this time a horse and trap ready to take the Bride & Groom away from the Church just across the road
There’s always something interesting going on outside the workshop – this time a horse and trap ready to take the Bride & Groom away from the Church just across the road

 

Over the years the old Chapel has seen many different uses – including as a meeting room, a family home, the village Post Office & shop and it’s now home to my workbench and tools.

 

A necklace made from an antique silver spoon, hand-made rings & an Amazonite stone

All my pieces are made using a mix of antique and new silver, often incorporating old ‘things’ that I have found in Antique Fairs and more often than not French Brocante Markets, which I must admit are a bit of a passion of mine.


Often I use old solid silver spoons and other pieces of cutlery, but equally have found antique necklaces with beautiful and unusual beads that I can use in new pieces – I must admit that I really enjoy being able to give a new purpose to something, that would otherwise have been left lying in a drawer or would have simply just been discarded.

 

Detail from a necklace made using vintage French chandelier glass, local handmade glass beads & silver
Detail from a necklace made using vintage French chandelier glass, local handmade glass beads & silver

Necklace made using a piece cut from a broken antique silver napkin ring and pearl beads reclaimed from a broken necklace – I always hate to see such beautiful things go to waste just because they are damaged in some way

As the website develops you will be able to see my work and I’ll keep you updated with the new pieces I have made, giving a bit of information about where they came from and what inspired me to make them.