PamelaDickinson

Artist jewellery with a distinctive character

Beverley, England · 35 Sales

PamelaDickinson

Artist jewellery with a distinctive character

Beverley, England 35 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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vickyaudsley1

vickyaudsley1 on 05 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Partner bought me a custom design ring from Pamela based on one of her existing designs . Couldn’t have wished for anything more unique for an engagement ring . Had lots of compliments saying just how pretty and ‘ very me ‘ the ring is . Excellent customer service and communication from somebody who is clearly very passionate about what they do ! Beautifully stunning ring. 💍 Thank you !

Ed Cooper

Ed Cooper on 01 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The ring was perfect!....Great customer service, packaging and aftersales support. Pamela made the whole process a pleasure!

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About

I have been lucky enough to spend my whole working life at my bench, since starting as a student on one of the first degree level courses to specialise in jewellery to a professional level, at the Central School of Art, (now Central St Martins), in London.

Within a few years I had a few London galleries selling my work and was able to start working full-time in my own right.
A big break came when I got my first order from the Fine Jewellery department of the famous Liberty store in Regent Street, just six weeks before the birth of my first child was due. I delivered the order on time, and my son thoughtfully came along safely 10 days later! I continued to sell my work with Liberty for many years.

In order to produce sufficient work to supply the store I needed the help of assistants, and that in turn led to supplying more important outlets with my jewellery. These included Aspreys, and Boodles as well as contemporary galleries and international exhibitions.

Even before starting at Central, I had been on the Art Foundation Course in Scarborough, now the Yorkshire Coast College, where there was the chance to attend an evening course in Silversmithing with Hugh Blagden.
I started hammering the metal and the future was decided!
I had started the course believing I might become a painter. I liked painting with oils, which are quite resistant, needing to be pushed into place rather than flowing. What is more they can be modified if the first placing isn’t perfect. Working with silver and gold has similar but greater characteristics.
I loved working with silver from the outset.

After finishing the course at Central I taught part time at Scarborough and then for several years I ran the jewellery specialism on the BA Course at York St John University.

Over time all this experience enabled me to accumulate skills and develop ideas to create an expanding and distinctive range of jewellery and silverware.
I feel that it is in the nature of precious jewellery to celebrate what we most treasure. It is a privilege to be involved with my clients when they are marking an important point in their lives.
All our days, good or bad, are precious, and so I try to create forms that suggest a past and a future, reminding me of the importance of enjoying the ever-changing nature of the present time.

I often use my own system of granulation as a focal point, hinting at future developments, and I enjoy finding special stones to inspire new designs.

Now the pressure is less and so I prefer to work alone, making each piece myself in order to allow greater opportunity for creativity. Solitude is especially helpful when I am working on the areas of granulation. Rather than the beads being an integral part of a whole cast piece, I prefer to build up my areas of granulation by applying the beads with heat one at a time. It’s tricky, because the heat needed between the large body of the work and the tiny bead has to be equal for the bond to work, but I think this method gives each bead a freer and more lively appearance. It also means I have to think in a very concentrated way, selecting the size and position of each addition carefully, and that results in each piece having its own individuality and immediacy.

Working alone also means I am free to modify and develop my newer pieces as I make them, rather than having to work to a predetermined format, so although I continue to repeat my favourite designs in my Signature range, I’m now able to make more one-off pieces such as the Flower rings and spiral necklaces. As long as I can keep within my own design style I also enjoy the challenge of creating bespoke pieces as a response to personal customers and their specific requirements. I am able to incorporate elements of personal significance into the finished piece. I like the idea that my clients will have a precious and very personal memento to pass on to future generations.

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Last updated on 04 May, 2016
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Pamela Dickinson
P.O.Box 172
DRIFFIELD, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25 1AD
United Kingdom

VAT 168 713 24 GB