The Pot Making Process

Porcelain cups and bowls    Sarah Snell – Sarah Snell CeramicsWhy do they cost so much? 

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Porcelain cups and bowls
    Sarah Snell – Sarah Snell Ceramics

Why do they cost so much? 

What is Hallmarking?

Country Designs by Lisa hallmarking London Assay Office What is Hallmarking?  Well it’s not the 925 or 999 stamp you often see on a piece of silver jewellery.  It’s a full makers mark that has been stamped or laser marked by one of 4 assay offices in the UK.  I am registered with the London Assay Office.  You can tell which assay office…

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Country Designs by Lisa hallmarking London Assay Office

What is Hallmarking?  Well it’s not the 925 or 999 stamp you often see on a piece of silver jewellery.  It’s a full makers mark that has been stamped or laser marked by one of 4 assay offices in the UK.  I am registered with the London Assay Office.  You can tell which assay office has stamped the piece by the symbol in the mark, for London it is the lions head.

Anyone that sells precious metal (silver, gold platinum) must display the hallmark notice, either online or on their shop or stall otherwise they are breaking the law.  If trading standards catch them they can be fined and have all their stock confiscated!  A very scary idea!  


Let’s talk jewellery

With so many new ideas it is hard to stop!  I have been trying to assemble collections of matching jewellery pieces!The photo is me wearing Aurora inspired studs with a seascape resin pendant!

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With so many new ideas it is hard to stop!  I have been trying to assemble collections of matching jewellery pieces!

The photo is me wearing Aurora inspired studs with a seascape resin pendant!

Hello – nice to meet you!

Let me inttoduce myself – Im Sarah Kay, an artist from the Shetland Islands. Which is the most northerly set off Islands belonging to the UKI work from my studio located in Scalloway, Shetland which is open to visitors. It is situated next to my large hillside garden which is also open to visitors as…

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Let me inttoduce myself – Im Sarah Kay, an artist from the Shetland Islands. Which is the most northerly set off Islands belonging to the UK

I work from my studio located in Scalloway, Shetland which is open to visitors. It is situated next to my large hillside garden which is also open to visitors as part of Scotlands gardens, raising money for charity.

I am delighted to be part of The British craft house and thank you for looking at my shop!  Please note it will be kept up to date and fully sticked with new items as they become available.

Meet the Maker – Beverley from Bevart designs

bevart designs blog Here is a little info about me, what inspires me to be creative, and what I love to do. Beverley, the jewellery maker behind the brand, ‘Bevart designs’.

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bevart designs blog

Here is a little info about me, what inspires me to be creative, and what I love to do. Beverley, the jewellery maker behind the brand, ‘Bevart designs’.

Fused Glass Pebbles of Swirling Colour

Fused glass puddles in swirls of different colour Fused glass pebbles made from layers of glass, now I need to think about what to do with them!

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Fused glass puddles in swirls of different colour

Fused glass pebbles made from layers of glass, now I need to think about what to do with them!