Jewellery has been a major part of Antoinette Luckhurst's life since graduating from Medway College of Art ( now UCA ) in 1990. She then worked as a designer and at the bench in London workshops.
From 1998 Antoinette taught jewellery making and design at college while my family were growing up.
During 2011 she started her business Antoinette Luckhurst Jeweller.
From her studio in the beautiful countryside of Oare, near Faversham in Kent she designs and creates collections and individual pieces, inspired by the vibrant colours and beautiful nature around her.
To create some of the natural forms, Antoinette sculpts and carves wax which is then cast using silver or bronze. These tiny pieces of nature are then put together to create a picture, to be worn.
The texture on the metals create a matte and shiny finish after polishing. This finish is continued throughout her work by using rough-cut and highly polished gemstones, alongside the satin finish of freshwater pearls.
Antoinette Luckhurst exhibits and sells her collections throughout the country, from Cornwall to The Lake District.