Editor - Sian

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Meet the editor of Making Jewellery magazine


Who are you and what is your role?

I am Sian Hamilton the Editor of Making Jewellery magazine. My role is to come up with the themes and ideas for the magazine, commission all the project designers, control the budget and work with writers and magazine staff to make sure the magazine gets done on time and looks great! So really I'm the big controller! A job I love.

Have you always been in this industry and how did you get here? 

I've always been creative, so anything to do with hands on making stuff worked for me. I've spent my career in the design field, designing everything from pottery, greetings cards, wedding dresses and of course jewellery. I spent 8 years working for a pottery called Moorcroft in Stoke-on-Trent, where I learnt to illustrate with watercolours, creating the patterns for the pots they sell, the most expensive design I ever did retailed at £12,000. I'm currently a jeweller and make mostly individual commissions and wedding jewellery alongside my editing job, which is freelance.

What inspires you?

Really good design is the best inspiration that could be beautiful architecture both modern and classic, a great shaped chair or a perfect rose! I take my inspiration from almost everything, which can be time consuming as I'm always stopping to take a picture of something I've seen but having the modern convenience of a camera phone now makes that much easier.

If someone gave you £1,000 right now what would you spend it on?

As long as I'm allowed to be frivolous then I'm a handbag fiend, so it would have to be a Gucci or Prada handbag.

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