After studying jewellery and silversmithing at Epsom School of Art and Design, Surrey, Hazel returned to her native East Anglia, where the coastline has always been a key source of inspiration.
Hazel’s work combines the use of hand weaving and hand textured silver sheet to create her designs. Lobster baskets, sea kelp and sea gems are just a few of the collections of jewellery that she makes. These have obvious connections to the sea, while others make use of the many different shapes and patterns found along the coast to form a library of textures.
There are many one off pieces within Hazel’s collections and she is always happy to take on commissions. These range from making chain mail bags to being commissioned to make a brooch in 18ct gold for the Sheriff of Norwich to wear on official occasions. This is now part of the City Treasures.
Hazel’s jewellery can be found in many galleries around the country, including:
Gill Wing, Islington, London
Cecilia Colman, St John’s Wood, London
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Grapevine Gallery, Norwich