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Award winning Irish born jeweller / designer Natasha Heaslip moved to London in 1994 to study Jewellery where she completed an MA at London Guildhall University in 1998.  She then set up her business at the well know Candid Arts Studios in Islington, where she established herself for 10yrs. She originally trained as a sculptor which has brought an interesting edge to her collections.  

She has exhibited throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and the Middle East receiving significant press, sales and commissions including several pieces for the Royal family in Kuwait, where she was based for a couple of years before returning to Ireland.  She also featured on Al Watynia breakfast live TV and the Arab times newspaper. 

Natasha’s work can be seen in the film  ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’. Actor George Harris who plays Kingsley Schacklebolt dons a commissioned gold earring and a beaded necklace, plus she made several other pieces for the film.

Her design and skills have been rewarded through achievements such as her ‘Silver prize for production design’ from the Craftsmanship and Design Awards ’06, at the Goldsmiths Company. She was also selected as one of ‘Eight of the Best’ for the Platinum Design Innovation Award ’03, and has appeared as a guest speaker at seminars by The Crafts Council of Ireland in Dublin, Sonar in London, and the Cockpit Arts DPP course.  At the beginning of her career she also featured on the  I.T.V programme, 'Young, Gifted and Broke’. and received the Clerkenwell green award and was Prince’s Trust supported.

Natasha has being selected for the prestigious Goldsmiths Fair for the past 6yrs, she is one of the few chosen to show across the 2 weeks of the fair. She also supplies up to twenty shops and galleries throughout the UK, Ireland and Norway, including The Billclliffe Gallery( Glasgow),  and Primavera Gallery, Cambridge. She has also sold through Selfridges, The Museum of London, and Design Yard (Dublin) and has regularly exhibited at the highly regarded Dazzle shows held annually in London, Edinburgh, and Manchester.  She has also exhibited with ‘the Gill Wing Gallery (London), Diane Porter’s Gallery (Bristol)  Turning Heads (Brighton), and Eton Applied Arts by invitation plus many more. (see CV)

Natasha has just return from Tanzania, where she trained Maasai women (mamamasai.com) jewellery making and design skills. She also runs workshops in under privileged schools, to make children aware of opportunities outside of their local environment and has also taught adult classes in community colleges.
 
Please call Natasha on +44 (0)7950 487 667 or +353 (0)85 7190411 for further details,
or visit www.natashaheaslip.com to view a selection of work.

Past articles

  • Dec 04: The Jeweller, BJA Magazine, Article ‘Raw Talent’
  • Sept 04: Gift focus, image and write up
  • Sept 04: J-Dex magazine, image and write up
  • Sept 03: Published in the Platinum magazine, for the Design innovation Award
  • Sept 03: Retail Jeweller Magazine, IJL preview, image published
  • Sept 03: Retail Jeweller Magazine, Urban princesses fashion shoot, full page, and 3ft x 4ft image used for promotion at RJ stand at IJL
  • July 03: Design innovation Award in Platinum, Sponsored by Johnson & Matthey
  • March 03: Guest speaker @ seminar by Crafts Council of Ireland
  • Dec 02: Logo pin in silver, part of uniform for team, WASP.s RFClub, London
  • Sept 02: RJ magazine, Winter 2002 jewellery fashions shoot
  • Sept 02: RJ magazine, postcard image used, preview write up on IJL 2002
  • April ‘02: Upstairs/Downstairs magazine, write up on G.A.G. exhibition
  • March ‘02: Galway Advertiser, write up on Galway Art Gallery jewellery exhibition
  • Oct18 Nov12 ‘01: Featuring, I.T.V programme, ’Young, Gifted and Broke’
  • Sept ‘01: ’The Irish Post’, main featured article in culture section
  • Aug ‘01: ’Galway Now’, Fashion shoot, Jewellery
  • 2001 Mar: ‘AN Magazine‘ for Artists, Image in article ’Creative collective’
  • 2001 Feb: Course brief for ’Jewellery for fashion’, Published in Central St. Martins summer courses brochure, for 30th July-3rd Aug
  • 2001 Jan: Featured article on ’Parsnips’, Japanese fashion website
  • 2000 Sept: Clerkenwell Green Award
  • 2000 July: Prince's Trust supported business
  • 2000 June: Pride Magazine Jewellery used in fashion shoot
  • 2000 June: Disorder Magazine, Article ’Designer to watch’
  • 1998 Dec: Highbury & Islington Express, Article on ’Christmas sale’
  • 1998 Oct: Urban Jewellery article, Findings, A.C.J. newsletter. Autumn issue
  • 1996 June: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, Jewellery award