Kokkino | Grace Girvan | Suzanne Claire | Ruth Hollywood | Whitebeam | Kathie Murphy | Sarah Packington | Sally Ratcliffe | One We Made Earlier | Jennie Gill | Emily Kidson | John Moore | Barry Steadman | Pawena Thimaporn | Sue Pryke and Wild & Wood | John Hollington
Renowned for her exquisite designs, Melanie Ankers founded Kokkino in 2003 and quickly became one of the UK’s most popular designers of contemporary handmade jewellery. Her work combines the timeless appeal of bright silver, warm 24-carat gold and a stunning colour palette of enamels. Striking, sophisticated and yet so wearable, every piece in Kokkino’s vast collection is lovingly handmade in her Worcester studio.
The classic elegance and versatility of Melanie’s designs alongside her exceptionally high-quality workmanship means that Kokkino makes the perfect gift for loved ones or for you to treat yourself.
Suzanne Claire’s collection concentrates on designs in uenced by textile techniques and paraphernalia. Her love of all things colourful and craft orientated blossomed during early childhood from observing two generations of women. She was inspired as a child, by her mum, her grandmother, great auntie and nana. It was these same people who shaped her love of what today seems to be lost arts including sewing, knitting and other needle crafts.
Using silver chain, wire and sheet as alternatives to thread, wool and fabric, Suzanne handcrafts beautiful tactile French knitted, crocheted and woven jewellery.
Ruth Hollywood makes jewellery inspired by natural geometry. Using 100% recycled silver and colourful hand mixed resin. The perfect microscopic patterns of diatoms and crystals have found their way into Ruth’s newest collections, the inspiration evolving into the form.
Graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2006, she lectured in art and jewellery before creating her rst collection as an independent designer in 2013. Ruth is inspired by contemporary design and architecture, colour theory and artists such as Frank Stella.
Kathie Murphy started jewellery evening classes at the age of 14 and went on to gain a degree from Middlesex Polytechnic and then a post graduate Diploma from Glasgow School of Art in the subject.
Since 1992 Murphy has specialised in working in Polyester resin and continues to explore the possibilities of this material. A thermosetting plastic, that can be coloured in its raw state, a liquid, before casting in moulds. The masters or shapes for the moulds and the moulds themselves are made by Murphy allowing her control in all aspects of the making from beginning to end.