SHEILA MCDONALD


SHEILA MCDONALD

East Harling
Norfolk

Tel: 01953 717625
Email: sheilarmcd@btinternet.com

Sheila predominately works as a jeweller/enameller, her work features enamel on 18ct gold and silver, with fine gold wire and gold leaf. Often the enamel colours are complemented with the use of semi precious beads and stones to produce a series of brooches, necklaces, earrings and cufflinks.

Some pieces are finely engraved and enamelled whereas others are bold and painterly, using transparent enamels with bright opaque colours and subtle fine gold details. Most of the work incorporates traditional jewellery and enamelling techniques.

Sheila originally studied Textile Design at the Glasgow School of Art before being drawn towards Silversmithing and Jewellery Design. (B.A. 1st Class Hons.) After completing an M.A. in Jewellery Design at the Royal College of Art, London, Sheila then set up a workshop with her husband Rod Kelly, Silversmith. Three years later they decided to move to South Norfolk where they now live and work with their family.

Sheila is a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company and is also a short course tutor at West Dean College, Chichester.