Jeweller of the Month
Vikki Lafford Garside
Growing up in rural Oxfordshire Vikki Lafford Garside had an appreciation for the countryside and a fascination with nature and wildlife. Using embroidery, cutwork, heat manipulation and hand painting techniques, Vikki transforms simple fabrics and thread into unique and entirely wearable pieces. The decorative and colourful nature of each accessory makes these textiles a treasure to take home.
With a degree in embroidery followed by a Master’s degree in Textiles design Vikki has gone on to achieve many accolades such as receiving awards for Best Independent Designer and Best in Show at Art Couture festival for her wearable art costume.
Up Coming Workshops
Silver Spinner Ring and Double Wire Stacking Rings with Alastair Scargall
Saturday 28th September
10.30 – 4:30
Participants will learn how to use hand tools to shape/form/solder and polish the different silver elements required. In the time allocated each student should complete both the spinner ring and the double stacking rings.
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.