Slow Goldie was established in May 2020 and is owned and run by me, Amelia, from my little Sheffield home. Hi!
I strive to make bold and colourful jewellery that not only brings happiness to the wearer, but stands the test of time - I use high quality sterling silver posts in my pieces, and embed posts into the clay to ensure a strong product.
I draw inspiration from the shapes and colours of the 70s, as well as modern art and graphic design. The freedom and versatility that this type of clay lends is what first drew me to it (that, and the fact I'm just not very good with a paintbrush) - creating the first seaglass collection was testament to this, and I always look forward to surprising myself with what I will manage to throw together in the future!
Sustainability & Ethics
Sustainability has always been a top priority to me, so working consciously to reduce waste as much as possible combined with our 100% plastic-free and recyclable packaging are of huge importance to me.
I strive to support fellow small businesses as much as I possibly can in sourcing my materials and tools; the boxes and shredded paper in your parcels are all provided by UK based independent businesses not far from Sheffield, and the clay I use is purchased through an independent, family run business in Stockport, UK. All of our earring cards, care cards and thank you cards are produced by a small independent print shop, and the sandpaper I use to sand and finish every piece comes is sourced from our local independent hardware store - both of which are a quick walk from my little studio.
I save and reuse every single off-cut created when making earrings, which I use to blend into new colours or into one of a kind marbled pieces (see Slow Seconds). No scrap goes to waste - even the mucky, 'ugly duckling' pieces serve a great purpose (more to come on that soon!)
I have goals in place for improving our sustainability and reducing our impact on the planet even more, and proactively look to criticise the way in which I work in order to be better.