Art Media: Jewellery

Rachel Larkins

Rachel graduated with an MA in Sequential Design/ Illustration in 2013 following an early training in Textile Art. She has been making automata, figurative sculptures and jewellery inspired by folklore and fairy tales for almost 20 years. Diverse past clients include Hove Museum & Art Gallery, musician PJ Harvey, footwear design company Jeffery West of London and… Read more »

Louise Brosnan MA RCA

Louise graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art in 1988, after a printmaking extended study course and Fine Arts degree at Camberwell School of Arts. Since then she has successfully worked in many other art forms including textiles, film/animation and ceramics, with a recent dedicated return to painting. Louise’s work draws on… Read more »

Marlene Mckibbin MDes RCA

Marlene makes brightly coloured dip-dyed and hand machined acrylic chunky bangles, earrings and rings. Marlene studied jewellery at Ulster College of Art (1972-5) and the Royal College of Art (1975-8). She is widely exhibited both in the UK and abroad, including Contemporary Applied Arts (London), Lesley Craze Gallery (London), COLLECT (V&A), Origin (Somerset House), as… Read more »

Syann Van Niftrik

Syann was born in South Africa, and originally trained as a ceramic designer. The shift from architectural mural works to jewellery came when she moved to the Netherlands in 1971, and her first UK studio was set up in 1979. Syann is an established maker, who has exhibited widely and is currently a visiting lecturer… Read more »

Amanda Caines

Amanda Caines creates unique hand stitched and bound fabric jewellery and icons using semi precious stones, wood, object d’art and tumbled glass. ‘I believe my early love of beads and jewellery stems from visits with my grandmother to the Greek church, where I was captivated by the colour, decoration and mystery of the icons, especially… Read more »