Tamsyn  Bray  

Cornwall is well known for being  the inspiration and home to generations of artists, with its breath taking coast line, dotted with secret coves containing rock pools full of seaweed encrusted rocks, crabs, sea urchins and starfish.

I am lucky enough to live on the most southerly point, working from a shed at the bottom of my garden.

Having grown up in this beautiful and dramatic landscape, my passion for creativity was instilled from a young age.

I love to work with silver, transforming flat sheet, using traditional hand tools to produce textured organic forms, adding both silver and 18ct wire to reflect natural details. Letting the process dictate the end design which gives a unique quality to every piece.  

I worked for over 12yrs in the jewellery trade, in which time I was able to study both the design and manufacture of jewellery and learnt the basic techniques of silver soldering.

In 2002 I was finally in the position to become self-employed and work on making jewellery on a full time basis. Since that time I have undertaken numerous commissions-everything from bespoke wedding jewellery to designing for the Cornish Tin Company, designs which are still listed as a top seller some 15 years on. 

 Membership of the Cornwall Crafts Association  enabled me to sell my work through their galleries successfully for several years.

Feeling I wanted to add a new dimension to my work I completed a course on the process of fusing glass and am now working on perfecting the technique of fusing beads to add colour to my work.