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Jewellery Designer & Maker

Running your own business as a jewellery designer
Holly in her studio
Holly in her studio

When Holly Clifford left school in 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the arts, but still wasn't sure of her exact focus. It was while studying an option in 3D Design, part of an Arts Foundation course at Oxford Brookes, that it became clear to her that her passion lies in jewellery design and silversmith. From there, Holly went onto study for a BA in Jewellery Design and Related Products at Birmingham School of Jewellery. 

Directly after leaving University, Holly was so keen to set up her own business that she started producing jewellery from her garden shed, in addition to working part-time locally to support the business. After a couple of years, she moved to Sheffield to become part of the Yorkshire Artspace Starter Studio Programme for Jewellers and Silversmiths benefitting from business support, mentoring and exhibition opportunities. 

Botanics and botanical gemstone jewellery is now the focus of Holly's work which she exhibits nationally. Also, Holly's Contour Map Collection focuses on ties to physical places. You can view some of her work on her two websites hollysuzannaclifford.com and contourmapcollection.com.

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