A little more about Jen Ricketts

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Bishopsland Residency 2012-2013

De Montfort University - Design Crafts BA (Hons) 1st Class, 2008-2011

York College - National Diploma 3D Design Crafts 2006-2008

Awards/ Scholarships/ Masterclasses

​Bronze Award for 3D Design Smallworkers in Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2016, Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council.
craft&design Award at MADE London 2015, awarded by craft&design magazine.
Young Silversmith prize awarded by The Silver Society at Inspired Exhibition, Goldsmiths' Centre London, May 2015

A gift to the Queen on her visit to Sheffield for Maundy Thursday, 2nd April 2015. Hand Pierced tea Light holder. Commissioned by the Assay Master, Ashley Carson at the Sheffield Assay Office. Presented to the Queen by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield.

'Little Gems Commission 'Sheffield Assay Office sponsored by Capella Bullion Dealers and Refiners, January 2014

Rod Kelly Chasing master class, Shetland 2013

Jacqueline Mina Gold Fusing Master class, 15th May 2013 and 16th May 2013

Awarded the Malcolm Appleby Award 2013

3rd Prize winner- Young Designer Silversmith Award 2013 Goldsmiths' Company.

Goldsmiths’ Company Precious Metal Bursary 2012

Malcolm Appleby Engraving Master class, 14th January 2013 – 18th January 2013, Scotland

Goldsmiths' Company Getting Started Course January 2012

Goldsmith’s Company Precious Metal Bursary Award 2010.

Past Exhibitions

Chelsea Desire 
8th - 10th March
Old Town Hall Chelsea
10am - 5pm Daily
RHS Wisley Spring Craft Fair
2nd-6th May 2019
RHS Wisley Gardens located in the Glass house
Goldsmiths North
12th-14th July 2019
Cutlers’ Hall Sheffield
Craft in Focus RHS Wisley
3rd - 7th May 2018
9am-6pm Thursday to Sunday. 9am-5pm Monday.
Bovey Tracey - The Contemporary Craft Festival 
8th - 10th June 2018
 10am – 5.00pm Daily
Great Yorkshire Show
10th - 12th July 2018
Craft in Focus RHS Wisley
21st - 25th November 2018


Craft in Focus RHS Wisley, RHS Wisley Gardens - nr Woking, GU23 6QB, 22nd – 26th November 2017

Yorkshire Art Space Open Studios 2017, Studio 28, Persistence Works, Sheffield, ​Friday 17th November & Saturday 18th November 2017

Elements 3, Lyon & Turnbull's Show Rooms, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RR, 2nd - 5th November 2017

MADE London, One Marylebone, 1 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 4AQ19th - 22nd October 2017

'Royal Gift Exhibition'- Summer Opening of Buckinham Palace, 22nd July - 1st October 2017

Bovey Tracey, Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon9th - 11th June 2017

RHS Wisley Craft in Focus, With Festival of Silver in the Glass house at RHS Wisley nr. Woking. 27th April – 1st May 2017

Chelsea Desire, LONDON Chelsea Old Town Hall, 3rd - 5th March 2017


Christmas at Bishopsland 2015, Nr Henley on Thames - 28th - 29th November

The Art Market Holmfirth, Holmfirth Indoor MarketSunday 27th November


Desire Winchester, Guildhall, Winchester,11th – 13th November 2016

MADE London, One Marylebone, 20th - 23rd October 2016

The Arts Market York, York Racecourse, 30th September - 2nd October 2016

Salisbury Contemporary Craft & Heritage Festival, Cathedral Close, 9th - 11th September 2016

Art in Action, Waterperry House, Nr. Oxford, 4th – 17th July 2016

Craft in Focus, Henley, Henley on Thames, 24th – 26th June 2016

MADE West Dean, West Dean Collage, 3rd - 5th June 2016

Inspired 2016, Goldsmiths’ Centre, Clerkenwell9th – 14th May 2016

Living Crafts, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, 5th – 8th May 2016

Living Crafts, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, 5th – 8th May 2016

RHS Wisley Craft in Focus, With Festival of Silver in the Glass house at RHS Wisley nr. Woking29th April 2016 – 2nd May 2016

RHS Wisley Craft in Focus, With Festival of Silver in the Glass house at RHS Wisley nr. Woking29th April 2016 – 2nd May 2016

Chelsea Desire, LONDON Chelsea Old Town Hall  26th - 28th February 2016


Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios, Persistence Works, Sheffield - 20th - 22nd November 2015

Hand Made in Britain, London, Chelsea Old Town Hall - 13th - 15th November 2015

Desire, Winchester, Winchester, Guildhall SO23 9GH - 6th - 8th Novemebr 2015

MADE London, One Marylebone, 1 Marylebone Road, NW1 4AQ - 22nd - 25th October, 2015

Salisbury Craft and Heritage Festival, Salisbury Cathedral Close - 
5th - 6th September 2015

Art in Action, Waterperry House, Waterperry, Near. Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ 16th - 19th July 2015

'Up Your Street'Byard Arts, Cambridge - 18th June - 19th July 2015

'Inspired' exhibition, Festival of Silver, Goldsmiths Centre, 42 Britton Street, Clerkenwell,London, EC1M 5AD - 19th May – 23rd May 2015

Yorkshire Artspace Jewellery Day, Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS - 16th May 2015

Living Crafts, Hatfield House, Emerging Makers Tent - May 2015

RHS Wisley Craft in Focus, Festival of Silver - RHS Wisley nr Woking, GU23 6QB, 30th April — 4th May 2015

'Breath of Fresh Air' Exhibition, Byard Arts, Cambridge 
23rd April - 17th May 2015

Chelsea Desire LONDON Chelsea Old Town Hall, 6th - 8th March 2015


Desire, Winchester, with House of Jewellers - 7th November 2014 - 9th November 2014

Feast of Silver, Fortnum and Mason, London,  2nd October 2014 - 2nd November 2014

MADE London, with House of Jewellers - 23rd October 2014 - 26th October 2014

Salisbury Contemporary Craft & Heritage Fayre - 5th-7th September 2014

'Retrospective' Bishopsland - 25th-27th July 2014

Summer of Silver Exhibition, Payne and Son July - August 2014

RHS Wisley Arts Fest with House of Jewellers 28th-29th June 2014

Tour de France Exhibition, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 9th June 2014 - 31st August 2014

Craft in Focus, with Festival of Silver, RHS Wisley - 31st April - 5th May 2014 - RHS Wisley

‘Inspired’ Festival of Silver, Goldsmiths Centre, London, 8th April 2014 – 12th April 2014

Bishopsland Contemporary Silver at The Drapers Hall London, 14th February 2014 – 28th February 2014


'Retrospective' Bishopsland, 7th August 2013 - 10th August 2013

‘Art in Action’ with Bishopsland, Oxford, 18th July 2013 – 21st July 2013

‘Craft in Focus’ with Bishopsland, Henley on Thames, 21st June 2013 – 23rd June 2013

‘Craft in Focus’, Wisley Gardens, Surrey, 2nd May 2013 – 6th May 2013

Bishopsland Saville Club Exhibition, 69 Brook Street, London, 11th April 2013 – 26th April 2013

‘Inspired’ Festival of Silver, Goldsmiths’ Centre, London  9th April 2013 – 13th April 2013

Christmas at Bishopsland, Bishopsland, Dunsden, 30th November 2012 – 2nd December 2012

‘More Than Just a Pretty Face’, Back O’ the Shop, Terrington, August 2012 – October 2012

GP Studio Arch Window, London, May 9th- June 6th 2012

New Designers, London,  June 28th- July 3rd 2011

Degree Show, De Montfort, Leicester,  June 17th- 23rd 2011

All Manors of Wonder, Pedestrian Arts, Leicester, 6th-9th May 2010

End of Year Show, York College, July 2008

Teaching ‘Ring in a Day’, 5th and 12th February 2013 - Reading College

Evening Class at York School of Jewellery September - December 2011

Online Portfolio Arts thread- http://www.artsthread.com/p/jenricketts

Featured on Business Boom Collective- http://businessboomcollective.com/1019/jen-ricketts

Leicester Mercury 21st May 2011 “Award helps students design in precious metals”