Jill James combines precious metals and gemstones to create unique pieces of contemporary jewellery. Her interest in mark making and surface texture is inspired by the rugged weather-beaten Yorkshire landscape, its scars and fissures, its textures and imperfections. She uses various techniques such as forging and fusing to recreate these textures in silver and gold. The stones that she uses are often uncut and contain interesting marks and flaws. It is these imperfections that give her work its unique appearance.
Old School House
From the A65 driving towards Ingleton/Kirby Lonesdale at the Goat Gap Cafe take the right turn signposted Newby. The Old School House is located on the left hand side at the far end of the village green.
Road side parking - please park with consideration - it is also possible to walk from Newby Cote Farm/studio 22/23 - a 10 minute picturesque walk down a small lane.
Steps into the house and within the garden
Sketchbooks, works in progress, equipment and tools, examples of uncut gemstones and raw materials.