welsh gold ring in production by York jewellery designer Charmian Ottaway by photographer olivia brabbs
Olivia Brabbs

Olivia Brabbs

York Documentary Photography: Jewellery Designer Charmian Ottaway

This shoot was part of the ‘We make: We Do’ documentary photography series in collaboration with United by Design.  We’ll be launching a website soon to showcase the great people we’ve been working with so watch this space.

Charmian Ottaway is a super talented jewellery designer based in York.  My favourite element of this series of commissions is the view it gives into people’s daily working lives and environments.  Charmian works from a small outhouse in her garden creating both unique bespoke pieces as well as offering repair work.  The images document a sense of environment as well as the tools and processes involved in ring making.  As well as how incredibly detailed Charmian’s work is it was fascinating to document how physically demanding and messy the work is too.

Charmian will be exhibiting at the 2014 York Open Studios






















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Thanks for your interest in my commercial and branding photography. To discuss a commission in more detail please do get in touch. If you’re in the early stages of developing a photography brief I’m always available for a chat to bounce ideas around.

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