Jeweller of the Month
Connie Howarth is a traditionally trained jeweller, living and working in York. She likes to draw on her interest of ancient adornments and artefacts along with her love of the natural world to inform her unique and contemporary jewellery pieces. Delicate pattern work and organic shapes decorate her jewellery throughout each collection. Connie has had a formal, workshop based training in traditional jewellery making techniques. Prior to that she studied Fine Art which informs her metalwork with use of colour drawing upon nature.
Upcoming Jewellery Workshops
Silver Loop and Ball Bangle with Alastair Scargall
Saturday 3rd October
10.30am – 4.30pm
Workshop participants will work in sterling silver wire to manufacture a simple bangle/bracelet using the loop and ball as a simple but effective catch. The circular loop is formed and silver soldered onto the main length of the 2.5 mm diameter wire which forms the body of the piece. Once all the parts are assembled the bangle is formed into a circular shape ready for polishing.
Precious Metal Clay Jewellery with Becca Macdonald
Sunday 7th March 2021
10:15am – 4:00pm
During this workshop you will be introduced to the magical of precious metal clay, once fired this material transforms into solid silver. This workshop is an introduction to Silver Clay, ideal for beginners. After some time exploring mark making and developing design ideas with regular clay, you will then be shown how to recreate your favourite designs in silver clay. After lunch you will torch fire your Silver Clay pieces and witness the magic before your very eyes. After refining and polishing your creations, you will leave with one or two finished pieces of one of kind, silver jewellery.
The Ropewalk has a growing reputation for its collection of contemporary jewellery with prices ranging from a few pounds to a few hundred – there is always something for everyone.
Each jeweller represented by The Ropewalk hand produces and designs their own jewellery creating pieces with a unique quality.
Our jewellery is displayed in a beautifully crafted bespoke cabinet made by Lincolnshire designer Tim Rinaldi. It formed part of commission, along with our counter in the Craft Gallery, funded by Arts Council England. If you wish to see more of Tim’s work please visit his website.
Own Art makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan. Ask at the gallery for further details.