The Goldsmiths Company
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.
Shortlisted for the Kayman Award by the British Jewellers Association
Further study grant - Clerkenwell Green Association
Short-listed for Gift of the Year in both the Prince’s Trust and Fashion categories for ‘Sparkle’ range and Cufflink collections.
Awarded a free stand at Euro Bijoux and Accessories in Madrid for September
Photo-etching course with Amanda Coleman
City & Guilds 7407 Teachers Certificate Stage 1
Aluminium colouring course at Birmingham School of Jewellery
Diamond setting course at Holts Academy
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
The Guide Magazine (South East)
Featured in: Anodize! Brilliant Colours and bold designs for aluminium by Clare Stiles
Featured in: Aluminium Jewellery (Design and Make) by Lindsey Mann
Attire Accessories – March
Retail Jeweller - February
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
Roses button studsQuick info
Roses banglesQuick info
Orchids cufflinksQuick info
Roses Collar StaysQuick info
Half Roses Collar StaysQuick info
Roses lozenge chain cufflinksQuick info
Roses Money ClipQuick info
Roses bar cufflinksQuick info
Carnations CufflinksQuick info