David Ashton has been making jewellery for many years, starting as a teenager. His training as a scientific and medical instrument maker, then as an aircraft engineer, has provided him with a unique perspective on jewellery manufacture. He is renowned for his unique techniques of mixing two colours of 18ct gold, and makes many of his own tools. It is widely acknowledged that David is one of the most skilled and talented craftsman working in the UK.
David has studied with the Gemmological Association www.gem-a.com for its most prestigious accolades: Fellow of the Gemmological Association (FGA) and Diamond Member of the Gemmological Association (DGA).
He has also exhibited at the Goldsmiths fair and won their prestigious awards.
The shop and workshop were relocated to the iconic Oxo Tower on the South Bank in 2008, having previously been a stalwart of Gabriel’s Wharf for 25 years and a stallholder on Camden Market before that.
Often copied but never bettered (we may be slightly biased here!), the “On High” stack of rings advertising campaign has become as much a signature of David’s work as his diagonal striped bands.
David’s lifelong passion for metal, encompassing vintage cars and motorbikes as well as the precious metals he now so matchlessly works with, and his unique background in precision engineering and the arts, has placed him at the pinnacle of precision artistic achievement.
“Only the finest is good enough”
|Tuesday – Friday||11am – 5.30pm|
|Saturday||11am – 5pm|