Jewellery has been a major part of my life since graduating from Medway College of Art ( now UCA ) in 1990. I worked as a designer and at the bench in London workshops.
From 1998 I taught jewellery making and design at college while my family were growing up.
During 2011 I started my business Antoinette Luckhurst Jeweller.
From my studio in the beautiful countryside of Oare, near Faversham in Kent I design and create collections and individual pieces, inspired by the vibrant colours and beautiful nature around me.
To create some of the natural forms, I sculpt and carve wax which is then cast using silver or bronze.These tiny pieces of nature are then put together to create a picture, to be worn.
The texture on the metals create a matte and shiny finish after polishing. This finish is continued throughout my work by using rough-cut and highly polished gemstones, alongside the satin finish of freshwater pearls.
I exhibit and sell my collections throughout the country, from Cornwall to The Lake District. Catch up with my latest shows and stockists on my events page
Many of the unusual rough cut stones and beads in my work are supplied from a local stone dealer, who sources them from his travels around the globe.
I am very fortunate to be able to share my knowledge and enthusiasm of my craft, teaching small groups in the art of jewellery making. More details can be found on the classes page.