watling goldsmiths jewellers 15 east street lacock wiltshire (wilts) england uk, Jane Watling work also found in Milsom Place, Bath BA1 Somerset. we are a family jewellers making then selling the most beautiful jewellery out of gold, silver, platinum, and precious stones. Every piece is individually designed and made on site.
Graham Watling with his wife Jean, established the business in Lacock in 1972.
They originally set up a workshop by the invitation of the National Trust and later moved into larger premises in Lacock, which they converted to provide larger workshops and showrooms, then known as Lacock Gallery.
The shop setting is within the National Trust Village of Lacock.All the jewellery is designed and made in the workshop alongside the shop.All the jewellery is designed and made in the workshop which lies within the courtyard along side our shop in Lacock.
Graham Watling with his wife Jean, established the business in Lacock in 1972. They originally set up a workshop by the invitation of the National Trust and later moved into larger premises in Lacock, which they converted to provide larger workshops and showrooms, then know as Lacock Gallery.The most overwhelming feeling you get when you first see Jane's beautiful jewellery is how unusual yet naturally pleasing the designs are.
Jane has always refused to be influenced by anyone except her father, who trained her, instead she follows her innermost feelings and produces the most fantastic designs with an organic grace.
As with all the jewellery sold by Watlings, Jane's work is all hand made. However Jane has perfected a very unusual technique of making the metal move into her sculptural shapes, offering a molten progression rather than a soldered joint.
"Every design I create is curved, natural and organic - never angular, my work is totally influenced by my environment - my family and my countryside surroundings." Jane has a flamboyant, contemporary style inspired by the shapes and textures of nature. Her work incorporates precious stones, 18ct, 9ct gold and silver to produce brooches, earrings, bangles, rings and necklaces.
Textures play a major part in the creation of every ring, brooch, earring and necklace -the effect of tree bark, dainty hollowed out shells, crunched up metal or dripping candle-wax.
Jane's favourite pieces are the large necklets she makes -textured and inspired by Greek, Egyptian and Indian pieces. Although she will carry out conventional designs she always gives them a "twist" to add a new dimension. Lots of my designs include precious and semiprecious stones - diamonds, emeralds, all the amazing colours and shapes of sapphires; blues, pinks, yellows, purples, greens, rubies, aquamarine, topaz, lapis, malachite, tourmaline. I love to experiment with colour like an artists palate
“Come and visit our shop, set in the idyllic National Trust village of Lacock”
“We have a fantastic range of silver, gold & platinum jewellery made here by Jane Watling
Commission us to make that special piece using your precious metal and stones."