Faith Tavender Jewellery
Faith Tavender designs and handcrafts silver and gold jewellery for men and women.
I have always been making jewellery as far back as I remember. Inspired by my Grandmothers house, full of amazing antiques, jewellery and collectables (it was a treasure trove of ideas), in my home town of Hobart, Tasmania. I love art deco and museum artefacts, the V and A museum in London being a favourite.
When I moved to England as a teenager I wanted to refine my making skills and after a Foundation Course in Art and Design I graduated from Sir John Cass, London with a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing. I then set up my own business in 1994.
Since then I have been designing and making jewellery for independent gift shops and galleries in the UK , France, Japan, USA and Australia. Collections have been bought for Barney's New York and Paul Smith, London. I have also had designs published in Jewellery Design - The Artisan's Reference by Elizabeth Oliver and The New Encyclopaedia of Jewellery Making Techniques by Jinks McGrath.