Cathy Timbrell - Jeweller
I have been making jewellery for 30 years and since 2008 I have been able to devote much of my time to silversmithing from my own workshop/studio in Buckinghamshire. I am largely self-taught following initial tuition from my brother. I am also a founder member of the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild formed in 2017, a member of the Guild of Enamellers and a member of 'Find a Maker Group by CRAFTFestival' www.findamaker.co.uk
My jewellery is inspired by patterns and objects found around us; a landscape, a cobbled street, a broken structure. I also enjoy using art to guide my work such as sculpture, photography and paintings created by other artists. These inspirational sources help me to create very varied pieces of work.
I use a variety of techniques including molten, reticulated and fused silver, allowing me to create an organic feel with which to represent a scene such as a shoreline or a broken piece of timber. More recently my pieces have taken a more structural or architectural feel and I include fused gold (Keum Boo) on some pieces. I also use inlaid vitreous enamels, precious and semi-precious stones for eye-catching and vibrant results. My most recent work is enamelling copper and in particular, high fired vitreous enamel on copper bowls and large pieces of jewellery, where the designs are built up through a number of firings in a kiln.
Much of my work is now made for a particular client, often involving "fitting" the piece to the person; special clasps, shaped bangles and rings that "give" over knuckles. Every item of jewellery I make is hallmarked by the London Assay Office and has on it my own maker’s mark.
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Tel: 01296 668569