Valerie Shaw: Jewellery

Budleigh Salterton, Devon

I design and hand-make unique contemporary jewellery. I work in sterling silver and gold.
I left behind a successful career in science and engineering to follow my dream of forming metal into beautiful, wearable pieces of art, with an emphasis on form, function and timelessness. I graduated from the University of Central England's Jewellery School in 2004 and now produce jewellery in my workshop in Devon.

My inspiration comes from a variety of areas depending on the individual piece, but I have 2 favourite themes: Art Deco geometric simplicity, and the natural world, particularly plants and flowers.

I believe that jewellery crafters should provide a quality service from start to finish. All my jewellery is stamped with the precious metal content and my Maker's mark; larger pieces are fully hallmarked. Each piece comes complete in an elegant presentation box. I welcome commissions.