Adele Taylor Image 1 of 13
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Ali Tomlin Image 2 of 13
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Amanda Cobbett Image 3 of 13
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Elizabeth Chamberlain Image 4 of 13
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Emily Gliddon Image 5 of 13
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Hannah Bedford Image 6 of 13
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Hannah Souter Image 7 of 13
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Jessica Turrell Image 8 of 13
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Laila Smith Image 9 of 13
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Louise Walker Image 10 of 13
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Shirley Smith Image 11 of 13
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Sue Gregor Image 12 of 13
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Promises Promises Image 13 of 13
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05.06.17 - 03.09.17
YSP Centre
MADE is YSP Shop's changing programme of contemporary craft and applied arts which showcases the work of established and up-and-coming artists, designers and makers. All works are for sale, with Own Art available on purchases from £100–£2,000. Visit YSP Centre to view the whole range and to buy in store.

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Hannah Bedford | Hannah Souter | Jessica Turrell | Shirley Smith | Laila Smith | Louise Walker | Adele Taylor | Elizabeth Chamberlain | Emily Gliddon | Sue Gregor | Promises Promises | Amanda Cobbett | Ali Tomlin | Tom Pigeon 

Shirley Smith’s work has always been influenced by the textures and patterns of time-worn surfaces. A beach combing ’addict’, her current collections reflect her fascination with the eclectic detritus to be found on the shoreline. Eroded stones, sea-washed glass, corroded metals and fragments of shell are translated into a range of jewellery that includes rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings. 

Shirley mainly works with silver, occasionally adding gold for colour and detail. Textures are added via hammering and reticulation (heat-texturing). Many pieces are oxidised to blacken the surface – the final finishes being achieved by rubbing the oxidisation back to give an ‘aged’ surface.  

Adele Taylor graduated in 1988 from Sheffield City Polytechnic with a BA (Hons) in Three Dimensional Design, Silversmithing and Jewellery, she then went on to a post-graduate in Craft Design and Technology graduating in 1989.

Handmade and often one off pieces of jewellery, her pieces express abstract yet representational landscape studies, using textures and the subtle palette of metals with added touches of more vibrant colour provided by precious stones. Some pieces are set against the backdrop of subtle multimedia water colour and collage paintings.

Gliddon is inspired by the materials at hand and traditional jewellery techniques. While exploring surface decoration, composition and simple forms she produces delicately etched, wearable jewellery.

Emily achieved a GNVQ in Business and Finance from Exeter College, Devon. She then went on to gain a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design in 2000.

Created as a labour of love by designer Victoria Myatt in 2014, following an eight year apprenticeship at a luxury accessory label, Promises Promises is a collection of beautiful, graphic, modern jewellery, which was launched in October 2016.

Innovation and craft are at the heart of Promises Promises, for her collections Victoria developed coloured two or three toned stones using a composite similar to concrete called Jesmonite. The different colours are hand dyed before being cast together in a mould to give a unique ombre effect. Every stone is slightly different. Metal elements are laser cut for precise graphic shapes, before being finished and layered by hand with the stone elements to create each final piece.


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