After gaining her Arts Degree from Sheffield City Polytechnic, Janet set up her silversmithing business in London where she was based for ten years. She moved to Berkshire where she has stayed, initially becoming Jeweller in Residence at South Hill Park Arts Centre and now teaching her own classes in Woodley and Maidenhead. She has been making and teaching jewellery for over 40 years and has had the pleasure of seeing her students enjoy learning about jewellery making and some of her students have chosen to go on to run their own jewellery business.
Her designs concentrate on form and technique. Flow, texture and carving informs most of her work. She likes her work to be timeless, enhance the body and come to life when worn by the owner. Her work continues to be exhibited here in Britain and abroad, has featured in a variety of publications including Vogue and is part of the contemporary jewellery collection at the Dallas Museum of Art, USA.
To find out more about her work and exhibitions go to the Stockists and Exhibitions pages
Information on her classes are on the Termly classes and One day classes pages. But classes at the moment have stopped until the Covid restrictions are lifted.
City and Guilds Certificate in Jewellery (Advanced Craft), Metropolitan University
Diploma in Precious Metal Clay, Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery
Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Henley College.