The Bishop of Bath and Wells has a lot to answer for! Little did I know, when I first set up my business, that my fascination with his bell-ringing swans would eventually lead to many sleepless nights, my first jewellery design collection, and having to rebuild the entrance to my house. I can’t help it… Read more »
Wild Edge Gallery and Erica Sharpe Jewellery form Venue 44, and will be open from 23rd September to 7th October, Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 3pm. There will be a chance to meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments and purchase a wide range of art, cards and prints.
West Country Life 2nd September 2017 – Hidden Gems ‘Your rear should always be as beautiful as your front!’ is one of the mantras embedded in my mind from my traditional training as a fine jeweller. I was taught that a finely crafted jewel will have beauty in whichever angle it is viewed, even from… Read more »
Hidden Gems: Gemstones – Western Daily Press West Country Life Magazine Are you like me, and feel an irrepressible pull to stop and pick up a glowing pebble that winks at you from the sea shore? Bright colours, dazzling textures and patterns, frosted sea-glass, tumbled forms, like tiny sculptures – all find their way to… Read more »
Hands up! Who isn’t moved by the stirring pace, flowing dark locks and rippling muscles that greet our screens during Poldark?…. Those horses really are in peak condition… and many rate Ross Poldark too! The filming for the BBC Series is done in a place that is dear to my heart and has had a… Read more »
Eleven years ago I moved my workshop from Wells to the pretty village of Wedmore. Days were (and still are) punctuated by interesting and supportive chats with people from the area. Topics range from the Great Barn Fire of ’96 to the finalists of the Turnip Prize. Amongst these pearls of local information, I quickly… Read more »
Spring is well and truly here, along with one of my (apparently) most irritating characteristics – being inspired! I’m a constant source of frustration to my companions when out and about, forever stopping to take a photograph, make a quick sketch or simply getting totally involved in some marvel of nature unfolding in front of… Read more »
Re-cycling Hidden Gems How many of us have a collection of single earrings, broken necklaces, unfashionable bracelets and ancestors’ wedding rings in the back of the ‘itsy-bitsy drawer’? Despite being a jeweller all my life, and making sure my earring backs are only capable of being undone with the force of an elephant and a… Read more »
Erica Sharpe Fine Jewellery will be closing it’s doors for the Easter break from Good Friday – 14th April and reopening on Tuesday 18th April. Happy Easter and have a wonderful bank holiday!
Precious Metals; Gold My connection with raw materials I have always felt a deep resonance with, and attraction to my raw materials. I spend hours working and shaping these bright, malleable and versatile precious metals – there seem endless possibilities in achieving form, structure, surface texture and use. How wonderful it is to start with… Read more »