Naomi James

Naomi has always loved making things and has been making jewellery since she was 14, when a jewellery workshop opened in Lewes and she started evening classes. She knew it was what she wanted to do straight away and she still can't imagine doing anything else! Naomi studied jewellery at Middlesex Polytechnic from where she had work experience with Sarah Jordan and at the Royal College of Art. After college she worked at Jess James just off Carnaby Street before 18 months spent travelling gathering stones and inspiration for starting her own business.

She has always designed as she works, allowing the making process to inspire the final design. Many of her designs use real leaves, plant structures and feathers to create natural textures on silver giving the work a 'found' quality- almost as if the pieces were produced by a natural process.