Sheffield Design Week Workshop:
Crowd-funding - a talk on how we set-up and ran our CABLE™ bracelet campaign in April. Top tips on how to build a successful campaign. What to do, what not to do + Q&A session. This is not jewellery specific, all the facts and info we give can be transferred to any Kickstarter campaign. Workshop run by Geoff Ticehurst of Bailey of Sheffield.
Workshop times and dates:
Sunday October 30th
10am - 11am
12pm - 1pm
How many people can attend each workshop?
Cost per person for attending your workshop:
Who are Bailey of Sheffield?
Bailey of Sheffield creates jewellery engineered to last more than a lifetime. For us, that doesn’t just mean durable high calibre materials or timeless design; it’s about understated pieces that adapt with you and your changing style. Each piece is all about you - a place to curate your own personal style - we just give you a firm, well forged foundation. The CABLE™ Bracelet is the launch product - a customisable stainless steel bracelet available in a range of PVD colours and finishes.
It’s the people behind the company that give our jewellery its distinction. From Bailey came the idea and inspiration for an enduring piece of jewellery; precious, personal and hardwearing. It’s our team of innovative designers and craftspeople that bring the aesthetic; the crafting, the approach to design and making that can only have come from people schooled in a city forged in steel.
Bailey of Sheffield Q&A
We caught up with Bailey of Sheffield to try and find out what makes them tick.
Who or what inspired you to do what you do?
It’s the people behind Bailey of Sheffield that give our jewellery its distinction. From Scott Bailey came the idea and inspiration for an enduring piece of jewellery; precious, personal and hardwearing. It’s our team of innovative designers and craftspeople that bring the aesthetic; the crafting, the approach to design and making that can only have come from people schooled in a city forged in steel.
How would you describe your work?
Bailey of Sheffield creates jewellery engineered to last a lifetime. For us, that doesn’t just mean durable high calibre materials or timeless design; it’s about understated pieces that adapt with you and your changing style. Crafted from the highest quality marine grade stainless steel, our CABLE™ Bracelet is hand finished in our workshop in Sheffield situated at Portland Works, the birthplace of stainless steel manufacturing.
Where are you based? How would you describe Portland Works and your workshop?
Portland Works is a great place to have our workshop. Lots of like-minded individuals to share information with. We all help one another. Our workshop is busy but organised!
Thinking of your role as a maker, what are you most proud of, and why?
Being able to shout about our provenance. From sourcing Sheffield stainless steel, and using precision engineers from the city. Utilising product and packaging designers from Sheffield Hallam. Developing our ideas with Materials Research Scientists from Sheffield University.
What is the most satisfying part of the work you do?
Again, our provenance. We are extremely proud to be able to use Sheffield stainless steel. We have used fresh new designers from Hallam and Sheffield University. We have found the best precision engineers in Sheffield and we then hand-build in our workshop at Portland Works: the home of the world's first stainless steel manufacturing. It is very satisfying to be know we are continuing a long line of steel makers in this city.
What would be your dream project?
We are working on all sorts of design collaborations with musicians, graphic designers, artists, architects and product designers. We have MANY different dream projects!
What are you working on at the moment?
We are hand-building the bracelets which are the Rewards from our Kickstarter campaign back in April. We are also working on completing all Pre-Orders which have been taken through our online shop since the website was launched back in June.
When you're not working, what do you like to do?
Waking in the Peaks. Geo-Caching. DJing. Skateboarding. Mountain Biking. We're a mixed bunch here!
Links to social media, website and contact details
https://www.facebook.com/baileyofsheffield https://twitter.com/baileyofsheff https://www.instagram.com/baileyofsheffield/ https://www.baileyofsheffield.com
Information about Portland Works:
Portland Works, a red brick grade II* listed factory, is one of Sheffield’s most iconic Victorian buildings. Built in 1879, the engine room of Sheffield’s industrial revolution has diversified substantially over the last century. The birthplace of stainless steel is now home to 23 makers specialising in contemporary and traditional manufacturing. Product versatility extends from custom made knives to sipping gins. Items produced today at Portland Works play a role in a myriad of daily activities from keeping coats off of the floor at Arbourthorne Primary School to serving cream cakes at the Savoy, Britain’s first luxury hotel.
Two world wars later and Portland Works has seen better days, despite the odds being stacked against renovation and rebirth, the site of significant historical importance was saved in 2013 by over 500 community shareholders. The once neglected building is now in a state of continued renovation, steadily transforming a romantic ruin into affordable and retrofitted workshops fit for future generations of Sheffield makers.
Georgina Barrett - Manager
0114 275 9354