Leisa Howes Jewellery

Leisa Howes BA(Hons)

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“Jewellery designed and handmade in East Yorkshire”

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About Leisa Howes Jewellery

Leisa Howes Jewellery

Designer and maker of jewellery influenced by mythology, nature and the sea.

I took up a jewellery making class at my local college and I quickly became fascinated by the processes involved in working with metal, also learning that making jewellery requires an awful lot of practice and patience! As the college course progressed, I had the chance to study part time for a degree, which I did, alongside my day job and family life, gaining a first class honors degree in 3D metal craft.

Today, I make jewellery on a part time basis, balancing this with my day job and family life. My creative time is limited but I really enjoy the time I spend working in my own lovely workshop.

Much of my inspiration for jewellery making and working with metal is inspired by nature and the sea. I love mythology, ancient landscapes, standing stones and british wildlife - especially hares which feature in a lot of my work. I love metal that has a patina, looks aged and weathered, a little rustic in appearance.

I admire many artists but find myself drawn mainly to naive or primitive art. It frees the mind of all the constraints and rules we have instilled in us about how we should draw or paint.