From a young age Alice has always had her hands in boxes of beads and loved dressing up in her mums jewellery. Like a magpie she was drawn to all that glitters and adorns; gems, diamonds, necklaces, pearls, rings etc. Even in children’s books Alice was fascinated by pictures of pirates treasure chests, and caves full of hidden jewels. As a teenager Alice made hobby jewellery and sold at local craft fairs. This didn’t fulfill Alice’s need and desire to make all the jewellery from scratch; all she wanted was to make everything herself and to work in silver rather than buy bits she sourced online.
Alice continued to succeed in her Art subjects at school and sixth form and then went onto a complete an Art Foundation Diploma at Leeds College of Art and Design in 2010 to explore her love for jewellery.
From Leeds she then went onto study a BA Hons in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the world-renowned School of Jewellery in Birmingham. Here she gained a 1stClass Degree, won awards and went onto to exhibit her jewellery in galleries up and down the country.
Since graduating from The School of Jewellery in 2013 Alice has exhibited her work worldwide; from Australia to Munich, New York to Paris and Hong Kong to Amsterdam. Today Alice may sell her jewellery worldwide however her heart is in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire where her studio is nestled in the beautiful rolling hills, where she designs and makes her jewellery collections.
Inspired by her rural roots and driven by a narrative sensitive to her surroundings, Alice has created alternative jewellery collections in response to the land around her in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire.
She lives in the heart of countryside; her work to date has always been inspired by what’s around her in her rural surroundings. It has shaped and evolved the way she sees her jewellery and practice. The ever-changing way of rural life has encouraged and fed her ideas. When designing and making jewellery she takes inspiration from the muted tones, rich textures, shapes and functions around the farmhouse, inside and out. She makes use of the materials the land has provided for her. From the initial drawing to realisation Alice dreams, believes and harmonises; appreciating the found and the foraged and understanding the lay of the land.