About Robert Feather.
Finding a Passion
I was born in Bradford where I lived until I left for university in 1974. During my time at school I always enjoyed the drawing and making subjects like art and woodwork and initially wanted to be an architect. I eventually however 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 went into Secondary Education, where I taught Jewellery and Silversmithing as part of the Design Curriculum. It was during this initial time in teaching at Burleigh Community College in Loughborough, that I found a passion for making jewellery and some of my original designs come from that time in teaching.
Moving to York
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. The gallery specialised in quality contemporary jewellery and was one of only a few Northern Galleries granted selected membership of The National Association of Contemporary Craft Galleries.
My Home Workshop
In 2007 we moved the business to a studio/workshop at our home in Bubwith. My website is now my shop window which shows the full range of work I currently make at any one time. I try to find time to work on new designs and the vision of working from home in this way is an attempt to offer a bespoke personal jewellery service which I hope will be of value to people.
You are 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.