Bonsall Arts Trail is an annual curated arts trail for Derbyshire artists held in the beautiful Peak District village of Bonsall. Its inaugural event in 2020 was postponed due to the crisis, however will be back in some form in 2021 with almost all our artists and sponsors still on board. Each one of our artists is featured weekly as Artist of the Week. There will be a limited number of spaces for new artists in 2021 and information when available will be updated here.
Meanwhile do visit this site every week and our Facebook page as we regularly update and feature the work of our artists.
With continuing thanks to our sponsors
Artist of the Week
I am a jeweller working from my studio overlooking the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. My inspiration comes from raw forms and textures that I find which I seek to reproduce in interesting textures in my work. I use traditional hands-on jewellery-making techniques, adding refinement by combine the texture with a contrasting smooth surface, and sometimes adding a gemstone or gold highlight.
Please do join me on facebook, and allow me to invite you to a virtual look around my workroom through the video below!
In 1996 I studied Silver-smithing part-time in Derby in order to accommodate being a busy mum to three boys. And in 2002 I moved on to study at the world-renowned Birmingham School of Jewellery.
In 2019 Prime Minister Theresa May wore a necklace I made while giving a speech at the dispatch box in the House of Commons and at the European Summit, and when she gave her emotional resignation speech outside number 10.
My work includes necklaces, pendants, cufflinks and earrings.
Please click on the image for a video tour of my workroom!