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INTRODUCING - our new starter silversmith DAISY LEE-OVERTON

We are pleased to introduce our new starter studio holders who will be starting work in their studios from September. This is a very exciting time here at Yorkshire Artspace as these early career artists get settled in and find their way around their new studios and equipment.

Daisy is a recent graduate of The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, and comes from a small village situated within the Peak District, Derbyshire. The rolling hills with their soft curves and the expansive greenery that surrounds her home inspire Daisy’s collection of ‘Rural Rings’.

Daisy, alongside her fellow silversmith/ jewellery starters Suzanne Berry, Aoife White and Francisca Onumah, will be joining Giles Kozdon and Josephine Gomersall in their shared studio here in our city centre Persistence Works building. We wish her the best of luck and we look forward to seeing her work and career develop over the forthcoming two years.

How did you hear about the Starter Studio Programme?

Through word of mouth - I know some artists who have been involved in the programme previously and recommended it. Also social media, I think mainly Instagram.

What made you want to apply?

It's a fantastic opportunity to be working in a community of artists with amazing resources and support offered throughout the programme. With the additional bonus of it being in Sheffield, a city I love.

Can you describe your practice?

I work predominantly with silver to create wearable sculpture pieces of jewellery. I take inspiration from my home surroundings in the Peak District to inform the fluid shapes of my work using the body as a landscape for the pieces.

Where can people see your work?

I currently have work at Ralph Weston Jewellery in Eyam. I am also working to launch my online shop - coming soon so keep an eye out for that and other exciting news to come.