About Sheila Clayton

From a Fine Art background I have condensed my skills and aesthetic into making challenging and wearable jewellery. Studying at Exeter College of Art in ceramics, then the Slade School of Art Post Graduate Sculpture in the 1980's, I then taught at both Falmouth and Dartington Schools of Art in the sculpture departments.

My experience in the fabrication of sculpture and installation has informed my approach to jewellery making.

Each piece is unique in itself and the process and materials often promote the outcome. I enjoy experimentation, especially when given the precious and semi-precious range of wonderful gems and minerals that are available today. Combined with gold and silver of all carats and sometimes copper, all of which I use in both metal and pmc form, I design and hand-make each illustrated object.

The sub text "not for shrinking violets" suggests that I am making statement pieces of a bold and dramatic nature. I hope you enjoy my collection of unusual jewellery.

Every year I will be exhibiting at the Cathedral Green Craft Festival. This year the event takes place on the 4th,5th and 6th July 2019.