Ailsa Matfin has been an avid collector of sea glass since childhood, collecting pieces from which ever beach she was visiting when holidaying with her family. She grew up in Derbyshire, and after living in London and Greece finally settled and married in Newcastle upon Tyne.
With the North East of England having such a vast history of bottle and glass industries dating back to the 18th century, there are a lot of sea glass deposits and Ailsa’s collection started to grow. That is when Ailsa’s love for silver jewellery and the sea combined, and in 2015 her business “Sea Gems by Ailsa” was born. Ailsa spent one day with a local silversmith, and from that went on to teach herself the art of silversmithing. She designs and creates one-of-a-kind pieces of silver, copper and brass jewellery.
Ailsa has a studio in The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle. All of her jewellery is designed and crafted by hand and made with true passion. Ailsa is always available for commission work and will gladly make rings and bangles to order for that perfect fit.
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