Jo Richards – Faye Benjamin Jewellery


Jo grew up within walking distance of the sea on the Dorset Coast. She now calls the city of Winchester home and enjoys the beautiful countryside, rolling hills and chalk streams that surround her. The sea, water, and natural world often feature in her work. You will also find designs inspired by travels with her family, visits to art galleries and organic architecture. Since 2006 Jo has specialised in working almost exclusively in Silver Clay – a product made from recycled silver. This medium has helped her develop the feminine, romantic, and organic style that she is now recognised for.

Jo’s jewellery is not only unique and beautiful, but impeccably made; an enduring piece of wearable art that can be treasured and enjoyed for years to come.

About The Artist

After graduating with a degree in Design and Technology, Jo worked for many years in engineering, gaining qualifications in jewellery design and silversmithing whilst working. She has been designing and making jewellery for over 25 years. In recent years she was awarded both Levels 1 and 2 Diploma in Art Clay Silver and became a member of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery. In 2015, Jo started Faye Benjamin Jewellery, named after her children as they were, in part, the inspiration for this new path in her life.

Teaching was a natural progression for Jo’s business. “I’ve always wanted to share the joy of making; the sense of relaxation – almost mindfulness – that creating something with your own hands can bring. I combine my years of experience and Silver Clay qualifications with a relaxed environment – ensuring everyone has a fantastic experience and a truly memorable day.”

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