CuckoosNestGallery

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Witney, England
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Announcement    The last suggested order date to guarantee an item will get to you safely by Christmas is Monday 12th December. This early date is due to the current UK postal strikes and for the same reason I am having to add a special delivery tracked postage cost for the Xmas season as this is the only post being handIed around the strike days. If you order later than this date, even with the special delivery tracked service I am using, I cannot guarantee it will get to you for Christmas. Many apologies for this but I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas despite all our strike problems!

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Last updated on 07 Dec, 2022

The last suggested order date to guarantee an item will get to you safely by Christmas is Monday 12th December. This early date is due to the current UK postal strikes and for the same reason I am having to add a special delivery tracked postage cost for the Xmas season as this is the only post being handIed around the strike days. If you order later than this date, even with the special delivery tracked service I am using, I cannot guarantee it will get to you for Christmas. Many apologies for this but I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas despite all our strike problems!

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The Cuckoo’s Nest - Jewellery by Sheila Raven

Welcome to The Cuckoo’s Nest jewellery home page and I hope you have found a piece of jewellery you really like. All of the jewellery is designed and hand-made by me in our workshop in Oxfordshire. We named our gallery and workshop ‘The Cuckoo’s Nest’ partly because it is situated in Cuckoo’s Lane, but also because we thought the quirkiness and unconventiality of the cuckoo reflected our own quirkiness! The Cuckoo’s Nest ‘team’ consist of myself and my partner Graham Rice and our over-enthusiastic border collie dog Bryn (whose self-appointed role is mostly to ‘meet and greet’ our customers). Graham is an artist and a framer and I am an archaeologist and a silver-smith. Our aim is to produce beautiful and unusual artisan objects and artwork and we are always trying out new styles and techniques to tempt our customers.
Though making jewellery has become one of my passions over the last ten years, I am by training a professional archaeologist, and have worked on projects in Greece and the Shetlands and particularly in Oxfordshire where I am based. My job as a Finds Specialist means I analyse objects from the past in order to determine how they were made, what they were made of, and when and why they were made. I have a particular interest in jewellery and precious metal objects from the British Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods - which is where my initial interest in silver-smithing started. A few years ago I enrolled in an evening class on silver-smithing, so I could really understand the techniques behind the ancient objects I was studying. After one term I was hooked on jewellery designing and silver-smithing and I have been making jewellery ever since!
Some of my jewellery is inspired by objects from the past, but in the last few years I have been focusing on designs based on the creatures, trees, and plants from the landscape I live in. We are based on the edge of the Cotswolds and our workshop sits in a small wood near an ancient heath where wild orchids still flourish and foxes, hares, and owls can be seen. My designs of these graceful woodland creatures all aim to capture their fluidity and movement. I also love the simplicity and clean stylised lines of tribal and folk art, and this is also incorporated into my animal designs. Creatures of all sorts will always probably be the main inspiration for my jewellery, whether real or mythological!

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    The Cuckoo’s Nest - Jewellery by Sheila Raven Welcome to The Cuckoo’s Nest jewellery home page and I hope you have found a piece of jewellery you really like. All of the jewellery is designed and hand-made by me in our workshop in Oxfordshire.

  • Graham

    Owner

    The Cuckoo's Nest - Art and Framing by Graham Rice

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Last updated on 29 April, 2022
The Cuckoo’s Nest - Jewellery by Sheila Raven
Welcome to The Cuckoo’s Nest jewellery home page and I hope you have found a piece of jewellery you really like. All of the jewellery is designed and hand-made by me in our workshop in Oxfordshire. We named our gallery and workshop ‘The Cuckoo’s Nest’ partly because it is situated in Cuckoo’s Lane, but also because we thought the quirkiness and unconventiality of the cuckoo reflected our own quirkiness! The Cuckoo’s Nest ‘team’ consist of myself and my partner Graham Rice and our over-enthusiastic border collie dog Bryn (whose self-appointed role is mostly to ‘meet and greet’ our customers). Graham is an artist and a framer and I am an archaeologist and a silver-smith. Our aim is to produce beautiful and unusual artisan objects and artwork and we are always trying out new styles and techniques to tempt our customers.
Though making jewellery has become one of my passions over the last ten years, I am by training a professional archaeologist, and have worked on projects in Greece and the Shetlands and particularly in Oxfordshire where I am based. My job as a Finds Specialist means I analyse objects from the past in order to determine how they were made, what they were made of, and when and why they were made. I have a particular interest in jewellery and precious metal objects from the British Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods - which is where my initial interest in silver-smithing started. A few years ago I enrolled in an evening class on silver-smithing, so I could really understand the techniques behind the ancient objects I was studying. After one term I was hooked on jewellery designing and silver-smithing and I have been making jewellery ever since!
Some of my jewellery is inspired by objects from the past, but in the last few years I have been focusing on designs based on the creatures, trees, and plants from the landscape I live in. We are based on the edge of the Cotswolds and our workshop sits in a small wood near an ancient heath where wild orchids still flourish and foxes, hares, and owls can be seen. My designs of these graceful woodland creatures all aim to capture their fluidity and movement. I also love the simplicity and clean stylised lines of tribal and folk art, and this is also incorporated into my animal designs. Creatures of all sorts will always probably be the main inspiration for my jewellery, whether real or mythological!

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Once payment is cleared items will be shipped within the UK by Royal Mail ‘Confirmed’ (Recorded) delivery, so items will be signed for and insured. Items sent overseas will be sent by Royal Mail ‘Tracked & Signed’ so they will be fully tracked with signature on delivery. Multiple orders amounting to more than £100 can be sent with additional insurance – please contact me by e-mail if you require this and I will give you a quote for the extra postage costs. If you buy more than one item I will package them together to minimise postage costs
Please note that any delivery delays due to overseas customs procedures or any courier issues are not my responsibility. Also any extra fees, taxes, or duties associated with shipping an item to an overseas destination are the buyer’s responsibility.