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A lifetime of experience


Whilst we feel that the most important thing in life is... well, life and living it in the best way we can, we take our work seriously. Read more below to find out about our training and selected publications, commissions and exhibitions. 


One of our real pleasures is talking to clients or discussing commissions (the more left of centre the better).

Nik Stanbury

Nik has undertaken commissions for a variety of clients including local, national and foreign governments, private and public bodies, and various religious groups.

Currently Principal of York School of Jewellery he is passionate about the preservation and transmission of ancient and traditional techniques, whilst embracing the best of modern developments.

2006 The beautiful splint company - Bespoke orthotic splints for the hand and wrist At York School of Jewellery

1986  Ph.D. Japanese Shakudo and Shibuichi Alloys
Victoria and Albert Museum and Middlesex Polytechnic, London.

1980  BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design (Silversmithing) 
Middlesex Polytechnic, London.

1976  Foundation Art and Design
Cardiff College of Art, Cardiff.

Selected Papers and Publications

Martin, G.L. and Stanbury, N.P. (1991) Analysis of Patinated Japanese Copper Alloys, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Holmes, P. and Stanbury, N. P. (1986) The replication of late bronze-age Lurs, The Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Stockholm

1987   Constituent Metal Loss in Ancient Bronze Casting (contributor), University of Cambridge

1986   Ph.D. Japanese Shakudo and Shibuichi alloys, London

1982   The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of metals (contributor), Crafts Council

Teaching and lecturing includes
University of Oxford, Oxford 
University of Cambridge, Cambridge 
York College, York 
York School of Jewellery, York
British Museum, London 
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Oita, Japan

Clients include
Swedish Royal Academy of Music
Schaffer Pens
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 
St. David’s City Council
City of Bradford Metropolitan Council
House of Lords
St David’s Cathedral
British Army

Julie Moss

Using a variety of both traditional and modern techniques, Julie incorporates a diverse range of materials within her work including precious metals (gold, silver, palladium); precious and semi-precious gemstones; vitreous enamels; rubber and latex.

She is drawn to the strength, warmth and delicacy of these materials through their tactile and underlying natures. These properties complement each design so that may be admired when the piece is held in the hand, worn against the skin or simply observed.

Foundation, Leeds College of Art & Design, Leeds. 1987

Design (Illustration), Cambridgeshire College of Arts & Technology, Cambridge. 1988-1990

Jewellery Apprenticeship, York. 2001-2006

Executive Committee member of the British Society of Enamellers 2012 - 2015

Recent exhibitions

Japan - Tokyo, Royal Ueno Museum - 27th International Cloisonne Exhibition - April 2015

Japan - Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum - 48th International Exhibition of The Enamelling Artists Association of Japan - July 2014

‘Heart of the Heat’. collaborative exhibition of work by members of the British Society of Enamellers and the Guild of Enamellers. Sponsored by Goldsmiths Company. Birmingham School of Jewellery. November - December 2013.

Teaching and lecturing includes

Jewellery levels 1, 2, 3 and advanced York College, York

York School of Jewellery, York

Rural Arts, Thirsk

The majority of our work is made to commission (and for our own pleasure).

Let your imagination be our inspiration.

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