Inspired by the intricate patterns of a peacock feather, the simple symmetry of a leaf, or the delicate folds of a flower, my jewellery aims to encapsulate the colour and life blossoming in the natural world through intricate polymer clay pieces.
I am a Jewellery designer now living in Isle of Man but was previously living in Jersey but I continue to exhibit at The Harbour Gallery Jersey. My studio is my dining room, walled with glass windows and surrounded by my garden.
Sometimes I start from an interesting leaf or a flower on one of my walks, but mostly I tailor my jewellery to my customer’s specifications by studying their desired design online. It generally takes a few days to make a single piece.
Sculpting the clay into the thin and precise shape of the design can take some time, but most of that time is spend on capturing the colour. Blending the coloured clay by continuously flattening can take hours, simply to express the exact shade which gives the small sculptures life.
The designs are not painted but made by adding layers or shaped clay together like a puzzle and cured.
The beauty of these pieces is that it just comes alive when you wear it!
The charity was set up in 1998 by two local art teachers who saw a need to promote up and coming artists living in Jersey and to promote more art education in schools. With a lack of consistent exhibition space, the charity created The Harbour Gallery Jersey to become an artistic hub and creative community.
You can find out more about the charity over at artintheframefoundation.com and find out details of how you can help support us.
Fundraising will always be needed to keep both the gallery running and to allow us to continue our educational programme. We require help to support our exhibitions, buy new artist equipment for the gallery, sponsor visiting tutors and workshops, purchase educational material etc.
The Art in the Frame Foundation is the owner of the website. Their registered office is 4 The Sheilings, Gorey Village Main Road, Grouville, Jersey JE3 9EP.
When booking a workshop with Art in the Frame at The Harbour Gallery Jersey, the following conditions apply.
All places must be paid for within 3 days of booking, by card in person or over the phone, cash or cheque made out to Art in the Frame, otherwise the place is not confirmed or secure. We reserve the right to offer your unsecure place on the workshop to a paying customer instead.
If you have to cancel:
All purchases are shipped as soon as possible, and will be delivered to the address provided by you, typically within 7-10 days for works of art on paper. This may be longer if we need to source a piece that is out of stock or for works of art that may require extra packaging.
Please note, if you need an item for a certain date, i.e. birthday or other present, please make that clear when you place your order so we can prioritise you order and avoid any disappointment resulting from late delivery. There are no postal deliveries from Jersey during the weekend.
If you have not received your order within the expected time please advise us so that we can attempt to trace the package. We send all items by Jersey post and then by the postal service of the country the items are being sent to. We cannot take responsibility for damage incurred to work sent beyond the UK to other continents.
The cost of shipping will be applied to your cart when you select the delivery destination.
Everything we send leaves the Gallery in perfect condition and is thoroughly checked. However, if something gets damaged as a result of postage or you are not happy with it in any way then please contact us to make arrangements to return the item and for a replacement to be sent. This may require photographic evidence. If this is not possible, you have the option of choosing an alternative or having a full refund. Unfortunately this may not apply to special orders or personalised items.
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Art in the Frame Ltd runs The Harbour Gallery Jersey in St Aubin, a not for profit organisation that is the window to the Art in the Frame Foundation Jersey charity number 21.
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