I have always been fascinated by the whole process of taking ore from the ground, refining it to make metal and then using that metal to make tools and jewellery. So, in February 2015, I bought some silver and decided to have a go on the kitchen table. The kitchen table soon led to a small studio which in turn led to larger studios. I am now an accomplished jewellery designer and maker working in silver and gold, although I love working with most metals. I was once told that, if you love what you do it doesn't really count as work, and it's true! 

 

With my partner Cerys Russell, an artist, we have gone from strength to strength turning our creative passion into a small successful business within the heart of Folkestone’s Creative Quarter. Our current premises at 59 The Old High Street includes not only Cerys' studio and my jewellery workshop, but also our shop. In the latter we sell our own work as well as that of over thirty Kent-based creatives and artisans. It has been an amazing journey so far and gets better with every new opportunity!

Leah Gaynor

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