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Artform/Specialisms: Designer maker of contemporary jewellery

I Share My Studio With: Lee Page Hanson

Other Makers Who Are In My Studio: Tamsin Howells, Deelyn Walsh, Culpably Cute

How would you describe the items you produce?
I predominately work in silver; this is because it is both beautiful and popular. I also work in gold and platinum, these metals tend to be more for bespoke work. Many different sorts of people like my work from gay couples wanting something for their civil ceremony, weddings and engagements to the young and old customers who like something a little bit different in their jewellery.

What are the things that have inspired, and continue to inspire, your work?
The visitor is usually the person with the inspiration, they come to me to help them realise it in actual form.

When you are not producing new work, what do you like to spend your time doing and why?
I have a young family, so most of my time is spent building brick towers and doing jigsaws. Personally, I like to cycle.

If you were asked to describe the experience of visiting Manchester Craft & Design Centre to someone who has yet to come along, what would you tell them?
Come and visit us if you want to see unique and unusual work that is handmade and creatively produced. Manchester Craft & Design Centre is a relaxing shopping experience where you can meet the makers, talk to them about your ideas and have something bespoke made.

Advocacy
“Art You Wear” was how fashion journalist Denise Watson described Colette Hazelwood’s work in the Manchester Evening News:
Award winning designer maker of contemporary jewellery, Colette Hazelwood urges you to throw away your diamond cluster ring and join her outside the jewellery closet. From silver barbed-wire bracelets to dancing fibrous necklaces, Colette’s work has been shown internationally and was described by Skin Two magazine as “eerily beautiful”. Colette has work in two public collections;  MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) and also at The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, as well as numerous private collections. She has also had her work featured in 2 books, ‘New Directions In Jewellery’, a book featuring the best in international contemporary jewellery and ‘Jewelry From Found Objects’.

Visit Colette’s website to see her most popular and established ranges, witness her more adventurous gallery pieces, and check the latest page for bespoke, hand made pieces requested by you.

Colette also has another website, www.ukcontemporaryjewellery.co.uk

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