ABOUT ME2018-08-30T08:19:33+01:00

I have been designing and making jewellery for over 30 years.

I studied in the UK at Sheffield City Polytechnic and at Surrey Institute of Art & Design, where I gained an HND with a Distinction. I won a Goldsmiths’ Bursary Award for the large bowl with Lapis Lazuli (pictured in the Silversmith section), which was later exhibited at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London. I have sold my work in galleries throughout the UK and was a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen for 17 years.

I spent my childhood growing up between Totnes, Devon and Ibiza, Spain. I brought my children up in Devon and have returned to live on the Mediterranean island where I have my own small traditional workshop.

Kerstin in her workshop
Kerstin and a friend in her workshop in Ibiza

I work in gold and silver, often mixing the two together and use a variation of techniques including forging, fusing, reticulation, repoussè and riveting. My main inspirations come from natural forms, one of them being the many kinds of sand patterns found on the seabed and in the desert dunes. I create both bold and simple pieces along with fine and delicate items, sometimes adding precious or semi-precious gemstones or using non-precious stones found on the beach, and always finishing with my soft, trademark satin effect.

I have become very interested in spiritual wellbeing and the natural energy forces so I have added bespoke energy balancing pieces that incorporate stones for all the seven Chakras. I also run Chakra Jewellery Workshops for small groups of people. See ‘Workshops’ page for more details.

I now work mostly to commission, based on original works, however I always have a number of pieces available in stock.