Deptford Does Art hosted “The Mudlarker’s Collection” Kickstarter Launch 2019

2 Precious Insects Launch events at The Black Cab Coffee Co & Number Ninety Seven 2017

London Design PopUp 2017

Canary Wharf Arts & Events window display 2016 & 2017

Etsy Made Local Markets 2016 – 2017

Renegade Craft Fair, Old Truman Brewery 2016

Art Hub Open Studios 2015-2019

Artisan Selvedge Christmas Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall 2015

Quirky Wedding Fair, Brighton May & Oct 2015

Salisbury Contemporary Craft & Heritage Festival 2015

Craft Central Open Studios 2015

Crafty Fox Night Markets 2014 – 2016

Bermondsey Street Festival 2013 – 2016

MADE Exhibition Marlybone 2012 & Canary Wharf 2017

Greenwich Market 2012 – 2013

Portobello Market 2012

The Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council Exhibition 2012

The Ruth Rushby ‘Innovation in Design Award’ 2011

New Designers 2011

Product DSLR Photography Course, Wimbledon Art Studios – 2018

DSLR Photography Course for Beginners, Wimbledon Art Studios – 2018

Stone Carving Course, with Charlotte de Syllas – 2014

Getting Started Course, Goldsmiths Company London – 2012

BA Hons Degree in Jewellery & Silversmithing, Sir John Cass, London Metropolitan University – 2008-2011

Distinction in Art Foundation, Lichfield College – 2007-2008

10 week Introduction into Jewellery Making, Lichfield College – 2008

Level 1, British Sign Language, Lichfield College – 2007

Level 1 & 2, Life Drawing, Lichfield College – 2007

~ At the end of 2019 I launched a successful Kickstarter Campaign The Mudlarker’s Collection. Designs are currently in the making and will be live on my website in 2020. For more details please go to my Kickstarter page.

~ Also launching 2020 is a collaboration with the online boutique RICKUSRA. In this collection we are bringing our love of simplistic textures to the fore, to create classic everyday jewellery with a tactile twist!

~ Launching in late 2020, I am teaming up again with Gung Ho to produce some exciting pieces inspired by her most recent range ‘Food for Thought’… so stay tuned!

The Precious Insects Collection:

Launched at the beginning of 2018 with my collaborator, ethical fashion designer Gung Ho. In this collaboration we have handcrafted three of Britains most endangered insects, the Stag Beetle, Tiger Moth and Bumble Bee. Each sale of these insects gives a £5 donation to charities helping to protect endangered animals. Please visit the shop page to see the outcome of our endeavours.

Chalk Designs is an art jewellery business founded by the award winning jeweller Charlotte Zalepa (Yeo). All of the work is designed and made by hand in her uk based studio using hand crafted techniques and sustainable materials wherever possible. With the simple aim to create figurative sculpture to adorn the body and open minds. The carved forms created are often taken straight from nature or holding collected historical artefacts. Each piece is considered for its tactile quality, sculptural presence, and the meaning(s) it brings to the wearer. With every piece of work Chalk Designs hopes to poetically celebrate a curiosity for life.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein

“Knowledge of the past and of the places of the earth is the ornament and food of the mind of man.” Leonardo da Vinci

I also take on bespoke pieces where my customers can add a personal touch to the jewellery; this includes engravings, setting precious stones, and creating completely new work visualised by the customer. If you would like to learn more about my process please visit the bespoke page. Have an idea and want to talk it through please get in touch via the contact page.

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