Jeweller of the Month
Gwyneth Williamson jewellery is made from silver, copper, brass and occasionally gold. She recently became a member of the Art House in Wakefield where she refreshed her printing skills, sparking an exploration using wood, painting and print with her jewellery collection. Using linocut patterns and the off-cut shapes left from laser cut wood, Gwyneth has been able to add colour and texture to her new jewellery range.
Upcoming Jewellery Workshops
Silver Heart Pendant and Earrings with Alastair Scargall
Saturday 15th February
Workshop participants will work in sterling silver and sheets to manufacture a heart shaped pendant and matching earrings. The heart shapes are cut from sterling silver sheets using a piercing saw before filling to the final shape, edges are smoothed and then planished (hammered) surface decoration applied before soldering and polishing. All materials and tools are provided; this also includes an 18inch sterling silver trace chain.
Simple Stone Set Ring with Jacqueline Warrington
Saturday 7th March
10:30 – 4:30
During this workshop you will learn the skills involved in making a simple stone set ring using the rub over setting and techniques such as filing, cutting, texturing metal, soldering, polishing and setting. We will be using traditional jewellery making techniques and tools.
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.