Meet The Maker: Isabella Day, ARTIST Goldsmith
Cockington Courts newest resident has an obsession with science and chemistry, but not how you MIGHT think.
Isabella Day doesn't wear a lab coat; an award winning Goldsmith, mixing different elements of metals together to make beautifully unique jewellery. We spoke to Isabella for our ongoing Meet The Maker series.
After studying at the School of Jewellery and spending seven years in the historic Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, Isabella Day has fulfilled a life-long dream of setting up her studio by the sea, moving into Cockington Court in April of 2018.
Isabella has an open studio, where you can visit, watch her work, start a conversation and even commission a piece from engagement rings to special gifts. She believes in using ethically sourced materials and Fair Trade standard metals and stones, as well as buying from UK mines. Isabella specialises in making her own gold alloys, including peach, rose, green and grey gold, and is currently studying the art of Japanese metalsmithing to expand her creative potential.
Many of the materials she uses are also recycled too, like inherited jewellery that can be melted down and re-modelled into something new, unique and, most importantly, wearable. The perfect idea for modernising a family heirloom to suit your tastes.
Working in her own studio gives Isabella the flexibility to be as creative as possible. This is clearly a new and refreshing chapter in Isabella's career.
“I live in Brixham and I travel to work every day and see the sea... I genuinely think that the landscape, that you surround yourself in, is what inspires your soul. It's who we are as people” - Isabella Day
You can now join Torbay's creative making community too! Studio space now available at Cockington Court. Particularly interested to hear from these types of makers: enamel jeweller, functional potter or printmaker. Please contact Marissa.Wakefield@tda.uk.net