Jeweller – Designer – Lapidarist

Hello I’m Jo, a jewellery designer, working from a studio in a renovated cotton mill in Stockport. My designs are created using sterling silver and milk sea glass. I am also a lapidarist, this means the ability to cut and polish gemstones and glass.

One of my signature designs is jewellery incorporating milk sea glass from the North East of England. I stumbled upon the milk sea glass which washes up on the beaches of Seaham in County Durham and was fascinated by the history of the glass factory which stood on the waterfront for over a hundred years.

Unlike most translucent sea glass which beachcombers find while on our beaches, milk sea glass is opaque in colour. It washes up in wonderful smooth whites and pastel colours. I felt the colours were so striking that I wanted to incorporate the glass into the jewellery I designed. Working with the milk sea glass and its natural sea washed forms evolved into the current collections.