Cathy Newell Price designs and makes contemporary jewellery from her studio on the Bere Peninsular next to the Tamar River in West Devon.
She uses a variety of techniques to transform precious metals to reflect botanical forms and scenes. These include chasing and repoussé, direct casting into one-off hand-carved moulds and saw piercing. These are then combined with different surface treatments including enamelling.
Cathy is mostly self taught and started making silver jewellery as a teenager. She studied Botany for her undergraduate degree and her interest in plants and the natural world is evident in her jewellery designs.
An experienced and qualified teacher, Cathy runs jewellery evening classes online for people who have their own tools at home and also offers one to one and small group workshops in her studio.
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.