Angela & John Hinchcliffe
Working in a variety of metals Angela and John make one-off and limited-edition statement jewellery for men and women. Drawing their inspiration from chain maille weaves, they use these techniques to create jewellery that reflects the past with a modern twist. They are always looking at ways and techniques to develop their designs and love to experiment with different metals and processes, recently adding leather and cord to their range.
This summer they took part in an exhibition in London of jewellery inspired by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, which ran alongside the exhibition of the painter’s work in the Tate.
They have an ongoing commission from the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, to create a range of jewellery inspired by their collections of armour.
A Christmas 2018 gift of a beginners Linocut printmaking set from John has opened a whole new channel for Angela’s artistic creativity.
Experimenting with shapes and patterns, mixing linocut and monoprint techniques, plus, being entirely self-taught, is allowing Angela the freedom imparted from ‘not knowing the rules’!
Alongside their jewellery, Angela will be showing a small collection of her prints for the first time at this year’s Oxton Art Fair.