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Wendy Nutt

Wendy Nutt

Since childhood Wendy has always had a love of jewellery making, which at the age of 17 led her to attend her first Silversmithing evening class and making her 1st piece of silver jewellery.  It was here that she reaffirmed the jewellery bug!

After attending the evening classes for 4 years, Wendy decided that she wanted to take it further and gained a place at Plymouth College of Art and Design, on their HND Design Metals course.  She was in her element at college exploring new techniques and designs, so she decided to stay on for an extra year to top up her HND to a Degree in Applied Arts, graduating in 2000.

As a local artist, Wendy also teaches new makers at the Arts University College in Bournemouth, on the Silversmithing evening short courses, as well as Etching day classes at Jenny Greenhow’s workshop in Holton Heath.

Her work:

Since graduation her designs have evolved, but one element always stays constant and that’s her love of simple elegant patterns and the desire to create timeless pieces of jewellery.

Currently, her work evokes her love of the natural world, taking inspiration from the wildlife that surrounds her in her garden workshop.

Wendy explores the use of negative space in her work, using techniques such as photo etching, fretwork and texturing to achieve crisp designs and silhouettes.

Since 2002 Wendy has supplied many galleries across the south. But in May 2017 Wendy opened Nutty Parrott Studio with Caroline Parrott, which is a shop/studio selling their own jewellery and home accents at Walford Mill Craft Centre in Wimborne, Dorset.

Exhibitions include:

  • New Designers, The Design Centre Islington                    London
  • Class of 2000, Goldsmiths Hall                                          London
  • All sorts                                                                               Poundbury
  • Jewellers on Tour, Rums Eg & Oxmarket Centre               Chichester
  • Dorset Arts Weeks, Walford Mill Crafts                               Wimborne
  • ACJ Wessex, Winter Jewels                                               Romsey