Debra Heywood


Debra Heywood's Bio

I have spent most of my life in West Penwith and more recently in the heart of Penzance. The Penwith peninsula is a very special place to me and I feel very blessed to live here. There is such amazing light and energy in the landscape around me, the rocky coves, sandy beaches and rugged coastline that opens my mind to a special creativity that inspires my silver jewellery designs.

Throughout my life I have followed an artistic path in many different ways, working in floristry, antiques, watercolour and horticulture. I later trained in silversmithing at Morrab Art School, Penzance, where I learnt the basic techniques. From there I have honed my skills and many of the methods I use in my jewellery today are largely self taught.

My studio overlooks Penzance Harbour and it is here I work designing and making bespoke jewellery by hand. I take pride in each individual piece and love letting my imagination and creativity take over to create beautiful shapes, textures and patinas. I make all my earring hooks and clasps to create a completely handmade piece.

You can purchase my jewellery directly from me via my Etsy Shop or send me a message on my contact page.

In 2013 I became a member of the Cornwall Craft Association and my work can be seen at the gallery at Trelissick House, Truro.

My jewellery is also available in a selection of galleries, The Glyn Macey Studio in Marazion and Far & Wild in Perranporth. Further afield my work is displayed on the island of Tresco, Isles of Scilly and The Trade Winds Gallery in Milford on Sea.

I am always open to commissions and would love to hear your ideas so please do get in touch.