Meet the teacher - Claire Acworth - jeweller

Updated: Apr 2

The sixth exhibitor and tutor in the Wernog Wood Collective exhibition on 3-5 September is Claire Acworth Jewellery


Claire is a designer and maker of contemporary jewellery, working in silver and gold. She began with a two-year apprenticeship in 2009 in Oxford and became a full time jeweller in 2016.


Much of her current work is commission based, having built a reputation for distinctive design and high quality work. She breathes life into old unworn jewellery by using the original stones or gold to create a contemporary new design.


Her work is organic and sculptural, textured with hammer marks or imprinted with the delicate veins of a leaf. She also uses semi-precious stones and simple found objects such as pebbles or sea glass which are transformed into elegant new forms.


Claire's work has been inspired by nature, by contemporary designers, and also by the rich bold designs of African jewellery and sumptuous silver of India.


Other exhibitors include:

Bronte Adam - @bronteadamdesign

David White - @thewhittlings

Margaret Carter - @magsfaraway

Mike Reid - @handcraftedleather

Sarah Bartlem - @sarahbartlemceramics