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Karl & Lindsay
I’m Karl, all the items you see here have been carefully handmade by me. I am a designer-maker who enjoys working in a number of different creative disciplines from stone sculpture to silver-smithery and woodwork. However, in 2015, I decided to dedicate my time to building my small, handmade jewellery business, Rooks & Roses.
I work alongside my partner Lindsay, who supports me with the administrative side of the business and helps keep me organised!
Why Rooks & Roses?
My hometown of Lewes, East Sussex has had the Rook as it’s emblem dating back to heraldry times and I felt passionate about incorporating that into the name of my business. At the same time, the drive to my studio took me along some beautiful Sussex country lanes where the Dog Roses were in full bloom, and so that’s how Rooks & Roses came to be.
In 2017, I moved the business to Holmfirth in West Yorkshire, to be with Lindsay, which is where we are now based, at the Sculpture Lounge – a workspace environment for professional creative practitioners.
Ethics and Values
We endeavour to be as environmentally conscious and ethical as possible from sourcing the materials I use to our carefully selected packaging.
Jewellery-making can, by default, be quite ‘green’ as any waste can easily be collected, melted down and re-used. I also enjoy making a range of jewellery that has been created from repurposed materials and items I find while out and about at markets, vintage stores or charity shops. I love seeing something that I think I can give a new lease of life!