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Sandy Mitchell

I have been very fortunate to have travelled extensively over the past 30 years and the colour and vibrancy that are part of my work, originate from the areas I have visited.

Colour has always played a large part in my life and I love to design new collections around textiles and architecture that I see around me.  A brief fling with basketry brought the ideas of weaving and texture into my work and it is probably one of the most influential crafts I have practised.

Having moved from Scotland to Devon, I find that the light is quite different and my work is changing subtlely with the views of sea and sky that I see from my workshop.

I have been working with silver plated and enamelled wire for over twelve years and love the versatility it offers and range of colours.  Recently, I have experimented with other metals such as aluminium and stainless steel.  Occasionally, I add other mediums such as rubber and fibres to add contrast to the metals.

My work can be seen in many galleries and retail outlets throughout the UK and my jewellery is in the collection of Mrs Putin and Mrs Barossa who purchased items from me at the G8 conference at Gleneagles where I was one of fifteen Scottish artists invited to display my work.

I am a regular exhibitor at BCTF Harrogate and am registered with the Craft Council, England.

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