Alison’s handmade storytelling jewellery designs are inspired by her walks in the countryside. She recreates the glanced scenes of birds, wildlife and plants. Alison carefully crafts the birds and creatures with beautiful glass enamel, simple textured silver or anodised aluminium printed with her paintings. Silver branches, glass beads, gemstones, and filigree caps that become blossoms, leaves and berries complete the picture.
After leaving Brighton University with a BA Hons in Craft and 3-Dimensional design, Alison co-founded The Blue Monkey Studio in Eastbourne. She has continued to build her skills and collections, creating a wide selection from unique pieces to more affordable multiples.
Commissions are welcome. Country, county and USA State specific designs available. Alison is particularly proud of being commissioned by The Met Store in New York to design and make three collections for the Audobon Bird painting exhibition. She recently won silver award for best product at Scotland’s Trade fair in Glasgow 2020 and featured in Country Living magazine.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.