Following a successful career in the fashion industry, running an educational art centre and bringing up a family I am now focused on my jewellery making which is either ethnically inspired by my wide travels or by nature which I am surrounded by at my home in South Devon UK. I find ancient African and Egyptian jewellery and artefacts particularly inspiring.
I have been designing jewellery for over 20 years, originally in association with jeweller and teacher John Russell.
Mostly I concentrate on silver and copper with semi-precious stones and glass. I particularly like unpolished Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise and Coral though many other stones feature. Some items are repeatable whilst others may be unique pieces due to component beads being no longer available.
If you should happen to be in the Dartmouth Devon area you can see, try and buy my work at Coombe Gallery, 20 Foss St Dartmouth www.coombegallery.com or nearby just I mile outside the lovely village of Dittisham at Coombe Farm Studios http://www.coombefarmstudios.com http://www.coombefarmstudios.com If you are in the Totnes area my work is available at the Bowie Gallery at the top of the High St. http://www.thebowiegallery.co.uk/artists/tina-riley to see what’s available.