Di Shimell

I work with silver and copper, making small pots and jewellery then using a patination technique to change the surface, producing blue and black colouring.

I have now been working in silver and copper for the last few years, often fuzing together the silver and copper, this creates a block or sheet of material that I can then work into small pots, or jewellery. I use the natural environment as my inspiration looking at surface textures and patterns created by plants.

I trained as a fine art printmaker and completed a BAHons Degree in Fine Art in 1988, although I’ve continued to make, it’s been in the last few years I’ve been able to develop a studio and start creating my own work again.

Each piece I make is unique and worked in my studio, if it is patternated then that process can add an unexpected element as the colours are created by the way the metals fuze together. I work on commissions and create both larger pieces as well as smaller pieces of jewellery.

Open days

  • Saturday 5 May
  • Sunday 6th May
  • Monday 7th May (Bank Holiday)
  • Saturday 12th May
  • Sunday 13th May

Studio location

48 Hadfield Street
Sheffield
S6 3RR

About this studio

I will be part of an open studio with Katherine Rhodes and Dave Vanderhoven.

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

m: 07866 417 830
w: dishimell-studio.co.uk
e: di.shimell@gmail.com

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