I am a goldsmith making bespoke and production pieces in my own unique style. My Catkin Collection draws on a pattern seen long ago on an antique ring. I build up the design by soldering sometimes hundreds of tiny discs in place to create a fish scale pattern.
See Alison making a pair of mis-match stud earrings with her signature Catkin pattern.
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Tools & Materials
My studio, in the heart of Thornhill, is my sanctuary. I surround myself with treasured objects and books, things to inspire my practice and keep my designs moving forward. Many of my hand tools are akin to those used for thousands years for decorative metal work.
I am normally open by appointment but throughout the pandemic I have been conducting zoom consultations to guide customers through the intricate details of commissioning a jewellery piece.
Our online studio pages give you a chance to learn about each artist, see their work, watch video tours and demos and connect with them online. You can also purchase work, either directly from the artist or on the Spring Fling shop.