After a chance encounter with a jewellery evening class Heather was suitably inspired to apply for her degree. Heather graduated from North Wales School of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) Jewellery/Metalwork with a 2:1 in 2008.
Silver Kitsune was created while at University as part of her professional modules. The modules involved researching how you would set up a business. She took this one stage further and did actually start her business using the Silver Kitsune name with the Personalised Pieces collection. (If you’re wondering where the name Kitsune comes from, it is the Japanese word for fox).
Heart Gallery first showcased Heather’s Colour Feast Collection a few years ago which is inspired from her drawings of nature. Heather then translates the drawn line into silver, with just a subtle Japanese influence and adds in a spot of texture, mixed with a splash of colour to creat a playful collection that is a Colour Feast for the eyes. The coloured pieces are laser cut powdercoated steel set in white precious metal.
Heather’s more recent range, Personalised Pieces, was the basis for her latest new Thoughts and Memories collection. Heather enjoys hand piercing the written word into silver and wants to expand on the personalised pieces collection.
Heather’s taken some favourite poems and sayings and created a real keepsake collection. The collection is only small at the moment but being added to on a weekly basis as new phrases catch her fancy.
This collection also incorporates some mixed media pieces using old black and white photographs that she found in a charity shop in St Ives. Heather likes the fact that she can keep these memories alive, even though the album could have been lost forever.