A Sad Farewell!


It is with deep regret that I and my colleagues, Denise M. Haigh and Gill Lambert, have to inform you that, due to ongoing economic difficulties and a poor Christmas trading period, we have been left with no other option than to close the business.
We anticipate this happening mid-end April 2016, once we have disposed of as much stock as possible.

As one of our valued customer we want to thank you most sincerely for your continuous and valuable support over the past years, it has been very much appreciated.

Christmas 2015

Join us for a  festive glass of fizz and a mince pie as we join our High Street traders in an evening of festive fun and frolics!

We will be open later on Thursday 17th December for you to enjoy a perusal of the lovely stock we have bought in just for you this Christmas.

We are also organising the High Street’s charity raffle which this year in aid of the Folly Wildlife Rescue Centre – they do such an amazing job and we have supported them all year. 

Folly LogoThere are some amazing prizes on offer which all been donated by the very generous shops and businesses here in the High Street, Chapel Place and Grove Hill Road. Raffle tickets are just £1 each and can be purchased with us in store and from Perk & Pearl, Ilse Jacobsen and Cassidy’s Sports Bar.

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If we might take this time to wish all our customers and colleagues a very happy Christmas and New Year, and hope that the New Year brings must health and happiness to you all.

We will be closed from Friday 25th December until Friday 1st January and will reopen for business as usual from Saturday 2nd January 2016.



Twisted Silver

Spoon and fork rings are known to have originated in England during the 17th century and were used as alternative wedding bands. Servants who could not afford precious metals resorted to stealing silverware from their employers and crafted them into wedding rings. Those caught were prosecuted for theft, and transported to become early settlers in Australia.

My studio is my sanctuary.  It is my escape from the real world, often for only a short periods of time.  It is the envy of many of my friends and customers.  It is a mess to others but creative space to me.

I started making cutlery jewellery about 15 years ago.  My first ring was made for my husband, then a few more friends  wanted one, then a few more.  When I first officially started the TWISTED SILVER STUDIO, I had more orders than cutlery.
One of the joys of doing this type of silversmithing is making jewellery from a customers own supply.  People bring me their silver cutlery,  just odd pieces handed down to them from generations past.  They sit forgotten in boxes and drawers.
get sold for scrap and never used because you have to polish them.
Every week I make jewellery that can be worn now and passed to future generations to wear and enjoy.  Each piece is unique to the wearer and often a constant reminder of someone special.  I can date each piece.  

Contact me by phone and come and visit the studio to discuss what I can make for you 07973 549919 or e.mail michelle@twistedsilverstudio.co.uk

Kathryn Hinton

As a silversmith I have spent time learning the traditional skills involved in working with silver and other materials to create work that explores and celebrates the ideas of traditional craft.  While studying at the Royal College of Art I was able to develop my design ideas and learn about new technologies which I combine to design and make silverware.

My work focuses on merging traditional silversmithing techniques with digital technology. While studying at the Royal College of Art I developed a user interface in the form of a hammer that works alongside computer aided design (CAD) software to mimic the physical actions of silversmithing, in particular the hammering process used in forming sheet metal.  The faceted silverware and jewellery is designed using CAD and realised using processes such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling and press forming and rapid prototyping and casting.

The exhausted silverware collection is made using traditional hand techniques such as raising and forging. The pieces are designed based on the idea of function with a playful element as they take the form of the tableware they exhausted onto.

Britannia Silver

Britannia Silver

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