cambridge contemporary crafts

Sharon McSwiney

Quirky animal, bird & leafy designs are created into jewellery, decorative metalwork for the walls or garden and unusual greetings cards by Sharon McSwiney.

Sharon has been designing and making her work successfully for over 25 years but only moved to Cornwall in 2013 to follow her and her husband’s dream of living & working in St Ives.  She has her retail space in the Drill Hall on Chapel Street and makes her work from a separate studio space at home also in St Ives.

Inspired by nature her decorative wall pieces feature leaves and bird motifs in a rich red copper & golden brass. Spirals of copper wire and etched metal leaves form unique metalwork wall pieces or panels linked together making ‘jewellery for the walls’. Most recently she has created pieces based on seaweed collected from local beaches.

The jewellery, all made from the ‘garden studio’, features humorous and characters such as puffins, hares, foxes, sheep and donkeys.  Sharon’s latest collection incorporates seaside limpet shells in silver.  

Sharon exhibits through selected galleries in the UK.  She is a member of the Guild of Ten in Truro, the Cornwall Crafts Association and sells via quality retail events.


The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on or call us on 01223 361200 to find out which pieces are currently available.