During my time at school in Bradford where I grew up, I always enjoyed the drawing/making subjects like art and woodwork and initially wanted to be an architect. However in 1974 I went to Loughborough University and trained as a Craft and Design teacher where I gained a Bachelor of Education Hons. Degree in Creative Design. Silversmithing was one of my main options within the course and following university I taught Jewellery and Silversmithing as part of the Design Curriculum at Burleigh Community College in Loughborough. This was the start of a passion I found for making jewellery and the source of some of my original designs.
In 1980 I moved to York and the following year I started making jewellery full time from my home workshop. For many years I sold my work through Independent Jewellery Shops and Galleries throughout the country and also exhibited regularly at Goldsmiths Fair and with The Designer Jewellers Group.
In 1994 I opened The Robert Feather Jewellery Gallery & Workshop in Gillygate, York with my wife Jane where I specialized in making contemporary wedding and engagement rings. The gallery also sold and exhibited jewellery, ceramics and glass by many of the countries leading craftspeople and was one of only a few Northern Galleries granted selected membership of The National Association of Contemporary Craft Galleries.
In 2007 we moved the business to a studio/workshop at our home in Bubwith between York and Selby. Our website is now our “shop window” which shows the full range of jewellery and rings I currently make. Although I still specialize mainly in bespoke engagement, wedding and eternity rings I welcome all one off jewellery commissions for those individual special occasions. We offer a unique bespoke personal jewellery service which I hope will be of great value to people.
You are most welcome to visit my studio/workshop near York to choose a piece of jewellery or discuss an order or commission without obligation.
Hours by appointment only: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-4.30pm
Please call 01757 288307 or CONTACT US to book an appointment.