Duxford Studios - Cardiff Indie Collective

Duxford Studios is the brainchild of Esme Rogers Evans, an award winning Welsh jewellery designer and maker working with eco sterling silver and gold vermeil, specialising in lost wax casting. With a 1st class honours degree in Fine Art Sculpture and having exhibited nationally and internationally, Esme draws on her contemporary artistic grounding to make heirlooms that demand attention and withstand the test of time. Inspired by Memento Mori: the transience and fragility of human existence, her jewellery explores the impermanence of life. 

A recent winner of Be The Spark’s Startup of the Year Award, Esme’s catalogue of tiny wearable art and custom commissions are a necessary antidote to a world of mass production and fast fashion.

Her decision to use Ecosilver made of 100% recycled sterling silver products reveals her sustainable approach to design. Forging her first creations in the back alleys of Saigon, Vietnam, she is now settled back in Wales and works exclusively with UK suppliers ensuring a low carbon footprint and a commitment to her local economy.

Q I have an idea for a piece of jewellery but I can't see it on your website. What should I do?

Just get in touch.

My favourite part of Duxford Studios is making custom orders. This personal exchange of ideas result in fresh heirlooms to be cherished for generations. We live in a one-size-fits-all world of mass production and fast fashion and I aim to be the antidote.

No matter if you want to slightly change a piece in my shop so it perfectly suits you, or you have a totally new idea - I'll work to create your "perfect piece"!

Q Which metals are used in your jewellery?

The majority of my jewellery is made from eco sterling silver. This is ethically sourced silver, often reclaimed and recycled from unwanted jewellery and other industries. I also offer gold vermeil which is 18 carat gold plating.

Solid gold items can also be made on request.

Q I can't find rings or bangles that fit comfortably because my hands are bigger/smaller than average. Can you help?

Yes! Get in touch and I'll be happy to make a piece which fits you perfectly.

Q Do you offer courses or jewellery making kits?

I sure do.

Head over to my website to see the range of DIY jewellery making kits I offer. You can learn to carve a ring or necklace pendant out of wax, which I then cast into eco sterling silver. I'll finish and polish your new piece of jewellery in the way you'd like (shiny or matte) and then pop it back in the post to you.

All kits come with a link to a video which gives you all the information you need to get going with making your own ring or necklace pendant along with interesting facts about the history of jewellery casting processes.

Items can also be gold plated on request.

Q Do you run workshops?

I currently run online workshops in jewellery making. These are best done as part of a group so would be perfect as a group birthday celebration, hen party, or an alternative to a secret santa.

Get in touch via email or on social media for more information.

Q Can I visit your studio?

Yes. Appointments can be arranged at my home studio by contacting me on social media or via email.

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April, 2021

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August 26,2019

  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Esme Rogers Evans
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Additional Details

  • Email:info@duxfordstudios.com
  • Accepts Cardiff Indie Collective Gift Vouchers:Yes