Sally Lees

Sally Lees

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Studio 301
Cockpit Arts
18-22 Creekside
London
SE8 3DZ

Biography:

Sally Lees has been designing and making her jewellery at Cockpit Arts since 2000.

Sally’s main collection of jewellery consists of men’s cufflinks and related accessories with exquisite collar stays and money clips decorated with Mackintosh inspired roses patterns, and cute button studs in silver with abstract floral motifs.

Inspiration for her work comes from nature with drawings of flowers, particularly carnations, roses and orchids, taking centre stage.

Sally transfers her original sketches of flowers onto silver with photo-etching techniques then inlays gold-plate into the etch to make each flower motif appear to be drawn in gold.

The gold drawings contrast beautifully with satinised silver surfaces and appear to disappear off the edges of the jewellery creating an organic feel to each piece.

Specialist Techniques:

Photo-etching
Gold plating

Awards:

2007
Shortlisted for the Kayman Award by the British Jewellers Association

2005
Further study grant - Clerkenwell Green Association

2004
Short-listed for Gift of the Year in both the Prince’s Trust and Fashion categories for ‘Sparkle’ range and Cufflink collections.

2003
Awarded a free stand at Euro Bijoux and Accessories in Madrid for September

Education:

2007
Photo-etching course with Amanda Coleman

2006
City & Guilds 7407 Teachers Certificate Stage 1

2005
Aluminium colouring course at Birmingham School of Jewellery

2004
Diamond setting course at Holts Academy

1990–1993
BA (HONS) II I Art & Design, Multi-Media, Multi- disciplinary - specialising in sculpture and metal work - Bradford College

1989 - 1990
Higher National Diploma, surface pattern, first year pass - Cleveland College of Art & Design

Publications:

2012
The Guide Magazine (South East)

2010
Featured in: Anodize! Brilliant Colours and bold designs for aluminium by Clare Stiles
Featured in: Aluminium Jewellery (Design and Make) by Lindsey Mann

2008
Attire Accessories – March
Retail Jeweller - February

2007
Guardian Website - December
Jewellers: A Directory, Book by A&C Black - November
Japan Precious, Winter 2007 – December
Retail Jeweller - September
IJL Show Daily - September
Retail Jeweller – May
Sample Clerkenwell – April
Angel Magazine – April


  • Sally Lees

    Roses button studs

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    Roses bangles

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    Orchids cufflinks

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    Roses Collar Stays

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    Half Roses Collar Stays

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  • Sally Lees

    Roses lozenge chain cufflinks

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    Roses Money Clip

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    Roses bar cufflinks

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    Carnations Cufflinks

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