Farfield Mill

Rosie James

Born in Yorkshire and brought up in Southport, Rosie went on to study Fine Art at Wolverhampton gaining her First Class BA Hons in 1985.

She moved to Dentdale in 1986, working for Brian Bradley at Dent Craft Centre and at Gallery North (KIrkby Lonsdale) as well as taking private commissions as an artist.

By 1990 she was working from her home workshop near the Yorkshire Dales village of Dent, designing several ranges of silver jewellery, under the the name Ingo Design, for galleries and shops nationwide.

After starting her family in 1999, Rosie began working with children in the community and in schools. She now has responsibility for the Art Curriculum at her local school where she teaches art and design to all year groups and runs two popular after school clubs. She has also completed several one off projects with children, collaborating with them to produce sculpture and other larger scale works.

Working from her Farfield Mill workshop since 2014, Rosie is now producing brass and silver jewellery which sits side by side with some of her vintage styles. She has a new recycled range made by cutting up some of her larger silver pieces, saved from her Ingo Designs days and restyling them into smaller, fresh contemporary looking designs.

Drawing her inspiration from both modern and primitive art as much as from the natural environment she uses surface texture and pattern, simple shape, line and form to create a fresh original style, emphasising the quality of the raw materials.

Rosie is happy to take orders for one off pieces and commissions. She can also facilitate workshops on a range of art and craft subjects for all ages, including learning to draw, colour theory and simple printmaking techniques.