I studied Jewellery Design at Middlesex University, graduating in 1995 but setting up my business only recently. It has gone from strength to strength and last year I sold my work through the shop of the Hepworth Wakefield - the 2017 winner of the Art Fund Museum of the year.
I come from a family of artists and have always been creative. After university I wanted to see the world. I travelled and taught English and ended up with a new career in language assessment. I got a lot from this career including the opportunity to travel to even more interesting countries. I was however, getting itchy creatively!
I returned to art initially via screen printing and now design jewellery using patterns developed from those prints. My current collection includes earrings, brooches, cufflinks and necklaces in a range of colours and sizes.
The other connection between printing and my jewellery collection? Why, paper of course! It's a material I love working with because of its use as a medium for drawing and painting, its ability to take bright colours and the transformations it can go through.
I'm inspired by the process of making and can often be found in my shed saying ‘I wonder what happens if I do this, and this?’ I'm currently obsessed with circles and holes.
Owner, designer, maker
Where can you buy DittanyRose jewellery?
Here! But I also sell in galleries around the country including here in Cambridgeshire at: