Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Meet the Makers - Quercus Silver

Silver and Resin are married into wonderfully smooth and organic pieces by Su Trindle that you - well me at least - just want to run off with and possible try and eat, some of them look so... juicy! So over to Su to tell us all....
My name is Su Trindle and I work in silver, often adding resin, making modern, bold, jewellery. I was for many years a restless spirit, travelling and working round the world until I have eventually settled here in beautiful Bath with a lovely bloke and our 2 boys.

I think my inspiration was my grandmother, although I never met her . She worked as a jeweller in Birmingham's jewellery quarter and I was always fascinated by her work. Curiosity overcame me and a few of years ago I decided that I 'd do things properly. I took a deep breath and enrolled for a short silversmith course. And I loved it. The soldering, hammering, polishing, hot metal and alchemy of it all captivated me. I am still studying, now.

Last year after an innocent trip to the local flower show I came home with a shed. My lovely bloke made me a workbench, bought some tools and silver and said go on then, get on with it. So, I have. I've always sewn and quilted and generally stitched, I love colour and fabric. Adding resin and colour to my work is very exciting, helping define a new style for me.

My etsy shop is great, allowing me to develop ideas and boosting my confidence and business savvy. I think it helps focus my attention on making my pieces as good as they can be. I want my customers to be as proud of their jewellery as I am.

I can't wait to go to handm@de and see what everyone else does;
Strik Strik's knitted cushions, a great exampleof modern knitting.

HodgepodgeArts little porcelein bowls, so delicate and dramatic

Fabric Nations adorable retro dogs

Random Pearls of wisdom;

1. You'll never be lonely if you quilt on a bus

2: Children get more fun from the cardboard box than the contents

3. When you ask "what ya thinking" and he says "oh, nothing". He ain't lying

4. Never stop learning

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