Working in her warm, colourful Hampshire studio, Joanne creates beautifully patterned and wonderfully wearable silver and 24k gold jewellery for people who love being close to nature.
Joanne’s Golden Watercolour Collection combines the luxurious warmth of soft 24k gold with the strength of silver to create warm, muted two-toned pendants and earrings, whilst the Classic Watercolour Collection showcases beautifully textured fresh silver.
The Woodland Watercolour Collection takes traditional motifs such as leaf, flower, fox and hare and gives them a playful and contemporary twist to create pendants, necklaces and brooches. Her favourites are the foxes and hares as they are more of a challenge to saw from the sheet metal - but don’t tell the other designs!
Joanne is one of 16 artists resident at the Sorting Office Studios in Eastleigh, Hampshire. To see the dates of the twice-yearly Open Studios please scroll down the Stockists and Events page.
To see details of Joanne's jewellery workshops and private tuition please visit the Jewellery Making page.
Hallmarking is a legal requirement for all items containing 7.78g or more of silver or 1g or more of gold, although items below these weights may be hallmarked as well. Joanne's maker's mark is registered at the London Assay Office at Goldsmiths' Hall in London, the first recorded place in the world to carry out assaying (testing) and hallmarking of precious metals over 700 years ago. All of her hallmarked silver pieces carry the marks shown below.
(L to R: maker's mark, modern sterling silver mark, traditional sterling silver mark, leopard's head for London, date letter - this last mark changes each year)