Kathleen Appleyard

My workshop overlooks the river Exe with its dependable dramatic play of light and seasonal rhythms. Inspiration comes from elements of nature, meandering rivers, foliage, moon glade reflections on quiet water and the gravitational pull of the moon.

A fascination with a variety of leaf forms and methods of articulation has become an important focus. I enjoy the tension between form and function and the resulting exploration. Practical considerations of fit, weight and movement provide a creative problem-solving stimulus. 

I am thrilled to know that my jewellery is worn and enjoyed; I am hopeful that it supports a personal sense of well-being for the wearer.

I have a 1st class Hons degree in 3D Design.  In 2018 I left a long-term Art and Design lecturing post at Exeter College in order to focus exclusively on jewellery design making. I am a member of MAKE Southwest and the Green Maker Initiative.

Kathleen Appleyard

Commission Work from Kathleen Appleyard

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.

Kathleen Appleyard

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