Jinks McGrath

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Streat Place Barn Streat Nr. Ditchling Sussex BN6 8RU

Biography:

Jinks designs and makes jewellery from her workshop by the Sussex Downs, creating one-off pieces for exhibitions and for private commissions. Jinks has been making jewellery for over 30 years; her designs are inspired by ancient cultures and moghul empires and her work is distinguished by its confident use of precious metals and a stunning choice of colourful, tactile, and sometimes unusual, gemstones. From her workshop Jinks also runs training courses throughout the year and has had several specialist jewellery-making books published. She is greatly enthused and influenced by her travels abroad working with jewellery colleges and organisations in Afghanistan, India, Thailand, Mexico and Burma.

Specialist Techniques:

All pieces are handmade by Jinks, in her workshop, from high carat golds, platinum, silver, semi-precious and precious stones.

Education:

1977 Diploma in Jewellery Making and Design, Berkshire College of Art and Design

Publications:

Jinks has authored the following jewellery books: Metalsmithing for Jewellery Makers (Rotovision) Jewellery Making (Apple Press) The New Encyclopedia of Jewellery Making Techniques (Quarto) The Jeweller's Directory of Decorative Finishes (A&C Black) The Rings Book (A&C Black) First Steps in Enamelling (KP Books) Basic Jewellery Techniques (Quarto)


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