Claire Howieson is a bit like a successful Olympic athlete as she’s no stranger to silver and gold. But rather than being an athlete, she is in fact a jeweller who uses freshwater pearls, precious and semi-precious stones. She says she’s inspired by nature and abstract forms and is a Cambridge Open Studios regular. But how do you make jewellery and how easy is it to do so? Daniel Baker spoke to Claire and began by asking when and how her jewel journey began.
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