Welcome to Louise Mary Designs (UK)

artist silversmith, jeweller, author and jewellery tutor 



















About the Artist


Louise Mary is a contemporary artist silversmith and jeweller, author and jewellery tutor based in South Derbyshire near Burton on Trent (UK). She studied Ba(hons) Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University and has been a practicing silversmith since 2005. In that time her work and skills have developed considerably and her pieces have been showcased throughout the UK, from independent craft galleries to prolific venues such as Goldsmiths' Hall and the V&A in London.


‘I am passionate about the craft of silversmithing, and it is my aim to respond directly to the silver as I work with it. It is important that each silverware piece is handmade – giving each piece a truly individual, organic shape. Although they may look sculptural, all my pieces are functional – it is my hope that they will be used, loved, and passed on as heirlooms of the future.’

As well as Louise Mary's work being exhibited widely in the UK, it has also been nominated and received many awards, the including Runner-Up in the Thomas Lyte Modern Heritage Award in 2008. In addition to the pieces she creates for exhibition and sale, Louise works to commission. These include birthday or anniversary gifts and engagement rings, each of which are designed uniquely for individual clients, and often personalised with details such as engraving. Recent clients have included St John's College, Cambridge, who commisioned a series of gifts to be awarded to outstanding students.


Louise works from her recently renovated studio in The National Forest, near Burton upon Trent, where she also runs jewellery making courses.  In 2014, Louise's first book entitled Making Silver Jewellery was published by Crowood Press.


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