Sharon McSwiney at her workbench

I work from a studio in the beautiful & inspiring St Ives, Cornwall with my husband Tim.  We run a small gallery in the town which displays a selection of my varied work. I have been designing & creating jewellery & metalwork for nearly 30 years.

 

I find the natural world my main inspiration, walking on the beach, collecting pebbles & shells & taking photographs to sketch from in the studio.  I use several techniques in my making processes such as hammering, soldering, etching & casting.

 

Blow torch being used to solder

Silver cast limpets