About the Maker
Dawn Dance grew up in Cornwall, she completed an Arts Foundation course at Falmouth College of Art and then graduated from Kingston University with a BA (Hons) in Fashion and Textiles. After a career teaching a wide range of art and design based courses in education she returned to Cornwall in 2016 to focus on her Painting and jewellery making.
I start my work by using photography and drawings to record natural textures and shapes. I then develop ideas in my workshop using a combination of texturing and patination techniques in copper and silver, combined with semi-precious stones to produce unique pieces that connect people with the place. "My jewellery is designed and made by me in my own workshop. My designs are influenced by the textures, colours and forms to be found at sea and in the landscape of the rugged South West."