Claire Gent

“Contemporary illustrative jewellery crafted from sterling silver and anodised aluminium.”

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About Claire Gent

Claire Gent

Modern illustrative jewellery

Hi I'm Claire and I design and make contemporary jewellery from my home workshop on the edge of Dartmoor. I have several ranges to choose from, some are made from sterling silver, some from anodised aluminium, and some are a combination of both. My inspiration comes from many sources, but of course living on the edge of Dartmoor means flora and fauna feature massively in my designs. I'm also influenced by fashion, illustration and the craft world and would love to extend my skills into other disciplines.

I opened my Folksy shop in 2011, sold my first piece and suddenly it's 7 years on! Before that I was working as a product designer and playing around with jewellery making in my spare time, when I decided to study for a BTEC in silversmithing in the evenings. I finished in 2010 then left my job, moved to Devon and had my son all in the space of a year not returning to making until the end of 2011 when I started experimenting with aluminium.

I love working for myself as I have full creative control over my ranges and can move in any direction I decide and of course it fits in perfectly with family life. I feel incredibly fortunate to do what I love as a job, and appreciate each and every customer for liking my work enough to buy it.