Welcome to the Promises Promises studio! I share my studio with Emma Aitchison of Emma Aichison Jewellery and we've created a beautiful, welcoming and collaborative space to work in. Take a look below to see where each piece of my jewellery is made by me or my assistant Rebecca.
One of the best things about our studio is a huge south facing window, which means we get plenty of natural light to work in, and our plant collection is pretty happy.
I'm always working on improving the studio organisation to get the best balance between practicality and prettiness, these drawers have been great to keep all the bits and pieces easily accessible and neatly stored.
This area is set up for all the metal work with a bench peg, soldering area and all tools to hand. The height of the bench is raised to save our backs while working.
The jesmonite casting area is tiled to make it easier to clean and I have a special very messy casting apron to try and save my clothes although it doesn't always work!
One of the best things about starting to make jewellery is that you can do a lot in a little space, my soldering area is still only a little bigger than an A4 piece of paper.
When I'm designing, I find it easier to have everything in front of me, so every studio has featured a pin board, this is definitely my biggest to date. At the end of each project, I keep a few favourite images and designs on the board and clip the rest together with a bulldog clip to make a sketch book.
Finally this is my designing, dreaming and wrestling with the tax return area. I find it really helpful to be able to turn my back on the making area when I need to focus on something else and am lucky that the studio is big enough to allow it.
The beautiful photos for this tour were taken by Lucie Eleanor Stone - check her out on instagram @lucie_eleanor