Originally from Lancaster, Julia Foggin is now a Shropshire based artist who obtained a degree in Graphic Design at the University of Central Lancashire. After working in the industry for several years she left to travel around Australia and then worked as a Marketing Administrator. During this time, she completed various local evening classes to discover her creative interest lay in Silversmithing.
“Silversmithing is my passion, it’s in my blood! I love manipulating metal like my blacksmith ancestors before me; beating silver wire into organic shapes, such as stylised daisies and simplified butterflies, to create my distinctive hammered jewellery. I often combine these forms with freshwater pearls, using the irregular characteristics of the stones to compliment my unique style.”
Julia’s passion for jewellery design has recently led her to establish a business called MIST Jewellery (inspired by the nickname Misty which she acquired in the Australian outback), and she is now fulfilling her dreams with a workshop and gallery in the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge.
Julia still exhibits at local galleries & enjoys commissions, particularly for the bridal market that is always looking for something original and very personal. She offers a bespoke service and is happy to adapt any of her work to your personal requirements.