I'm Dawn Meaden-Johnson and I use adapted traditional silversmithing techniques to create innovative and colourful three dimensional fine costume jewellery from hand painted Anodised Aluminium.
I enjoy the challenge of working with Anodised Aluminium’s unusual properties, it’s a difficult material to work with but very rewarding.
Not being able to solder components requires much thought and creativity during the design process, but I find this problem solving aspect intensely satisfying.
I'm a Contemporary Jeweller
I have a passion for making brooches, as these express my design journey for offering surprising colourful and three dimensional works.
I do make other styles of jewellery too!
I'm a metal artist
I love colour and once I discovered Anodised Aluminium it seemed natural to add metal to my paintings.
I'm a graduate Silversmith of The Birmingham City University School of Jewellery
And I worked at their recently for almost 10 years developing and managing their prestigious Short & Bespoke course programme.
I'm also an independent jewellery training consultant
I'm passionate about helping other makers develop their skills.
It's important for makers / creatives to push boundaries, be inspired and learn from other expert makers and to also develop enterprise skills to give their creative businesses the best chance of success.
I believe continuous professional development (CPD) enables excellence and encourages the UK Jewellery trade to develop and prosper.
Tel 07703 287640