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Shalini Austin: Metalsmith

I make Copper Things

Shalini Austin: Metalsmith

Stamford based Coppersmith Shalini Austin is participating in various ESC Artists events in 2022

Stamford Arts Centre:  

  • Stamford Arts Centre Gallery Exhibition: 24 October to 6 November 2022
  • Stamford Arts Centre Artist Market: Sunday, 6 November 2022

It is so satisfying to see a piece of old copper pipe transform into wearable art. I really love making things from salvaged copper.

Shalini is a self taught artisan metalsmith. She makes hand-crafted wire & copper jewellery, sculptures, decorative copper items and lapidary specimen. Everything is crafted individually in her design studio at her home in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

Initially the main focus of Shalini’s jewellery was wire wrapped gemstones, hand-polished stones & beads. Since Summer 2014 she has embarked on a new path of metalsmithing and wire weaving with an aim to add a decorative and functional range of copper creations to her business.

I once bought a necklace in Peterborough and then said that it was often difficult to get something unique at a reasonable price. I am from India where individually hand-crafted jewellery is available to buy to suit any budget and I was quite used to indulging in my love for bling!

Dave said, “You could do that! Why don’t you make your own?” Famous last words indeed!

Shalini’s husband Dave cuts and polishes some of the semi precious gemstones used in jewellery making and offers tumble-stones, polished specimens & cabochons for other designers and collectors too.

Recently Shalini has been working closely with fellow ESC artist Eve and made several bespoke custom components for Eve’s Felt Sculptures.

Contact Shalini Austin
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Tel: (+44) 07941324928
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