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 there for almost 10 years developing and managing their prestigious Short & Bespoke course programme projects.
In 2014 I founded The Bespoke Jewellery Training Company, to give makers of any skill level access to tuition from some of the best and most experienced Jewellers and Industry specialists in the UK, who teach in their own workshops.
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