Creative Jewellery Studio & Friends
The Creative Jewellery Studio is the workplace of jeweller and teacher Aileen Hamilton. Having trained at the RCA, she taught for many years before establishing her own studio and Jewellery School in Redhill. She now works mainly to commission and specialises in the up-cycling and re-modelling of inherited or unloved jewellery, and runs regular jewellery and silversmithing classes and specialist workshops in her studio throughout the year. During the Open Studios she invites other artists working in different disciplines to join her, creating an exhibition space in her home to show their work. This has proved very popular over the years as it offers an exciting mix of artwork for the public to enjoy and buy.
Sharon Cunningham-Brown creates functional tableware and more recently has been working on garden sculptures. Working in high fired stoneware, each piece is either wheel thrown or hand built using moulding, slab and coiling techniques, using different glazes and oxides to create her unique finishes.
David Hitchcock creates stunning colourful jewellery in re-cycled aluminium. Having for many years worked in nature conservation, he uses his passion for photography to transpose images taken from nature into unique collections, from leaves to flowers and butterflies. He exhibits widely and recently had his jewellery featured in a Sunday supplement.
Peter Roberts had a long career in engineering before following a lifelong ambition to become a botanical silversmith. With an eye for detail and using painstaking precision, he now creates a unique world of sculptural replica flowers and plants in silver. He has won awards and acclaim from the Goldsmiths company and is a Fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists.
Michelle Ollivier works with watercolour depicting flowers and plants. Fastidious observation is at the heart of her practice in contrast to the fleeting nature of her subjects. Composition is important to the themes within the paintings, alluding to the passage of time and a sense of contemplation.
Andrew Webster is a photographer who works across a range of subjects from landscapes to abstracts. He is inspired by colour, space and stories as much as places or people. His work includes landscapes from India to the Outer Hebrides, wild places in low light, performers on the street and on stage and everyday abstract images. These are often grouped in panels that tell the story of a place or an event and capture its essential visual elements and character.
Christine Layton is a cabinet maker with a passion for making high end, bespoke furniure out of solid wood and veneers from sustainable sources all over the world. She makes beautiful, practical furniture and goes to a great deal of trouble to ensure her clients are given the furniture of their dreams which can be handed down through the generations. When not making furniture Christine makes small items which she then sells at craft fairs and through open studios. She puts the same level of care into the making of these smaller items as she does with her furniture.
Lorraine Ellery Matthews is an experienced tutor, skilled at making handmade sculptures, decorative art pieces, plant supports and seasonal crafts from wood she coppices and harvests locally. Lorraine combines these skills with her experience and ability to deliver personable, varied and interesting workshops and training courses for all. Her husband and business partner Paul Matthews is a national award-winning hedgelaying professional, and experienced horticulturist.
Ruth Winchester specialises in the ancient technique of millefiori, which creates beautiful kaleidoscopic patterns in glass and clay. From the original pieces of patterned clay, she creates unique one-of-a-kind jewellery and pieces for the home. As the patterns are impossible to recreate, she also takes digital images of her patterns and in turn uses them to decorate a range of ceramics, fabrics, accesssories and glassware. She is a member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, and a member of the London Polymer Clay Group.
£2.50 - £2000
please do not rely on a Satnav as it will take you to the wrong place!! At the top of Whitepost Hill, turn into Linkfield Street, then left up a track to No 26. Parking is limited so it is advised to park in a nearby street. There are a few steps to the Open Studio.
The Plough pub and Dexter Burger @ the Pendleton at St Johns. 10 minute walk
Busses to Shaws corner, 420, 435, 460, 5 minutes walk Train to Redhill, 10 minute walk
Aileen Hamilton – Creative Jewellery Studio & Friends
26 Whitepost Hill,
Redhill RH1 6DA
Telephone: 07939 010183
- Saturday 5th June Open
- Sunday 6th June Open
- Monday 7th June Closed
- Tuesday 8th June Closed
- Wednesday 9th June Closed
- Thursday 10th June Closed
- Thursday 10th June (Evening) Closed
- Friday 11th June Closed
- Saturday 12th June Open
- Sunday 13th June Open
- Monday 14th June Closed
- Tuesday 15th June Closed
- Wednesday 16th June Closed
- Thursday 17th June Closed
- Thursday 17th June (Evening) Closed
- Friday 18th June Closed
- Saturday 19th June Open
- Sunday 20th June Open