Ahoy there! I’m silversmith and sailor Victoria Harwood. Life is about the crew you sail with; our voyages of the heart. The English Shipmate is inspired by mucking about in boats and halcyon days sailing a classic, wooden Yawl between Blighty and Brittany.
These very personal designs are unabashedly romantic; encapsulating the siren call of the sea… It's a privilege to create bespoke items for others, to be thumbed in the pocked - part of a special memory. I never tire of stamping “I love you.”
WHAT WILL YOURS SAY?
Each item takes hours of bench time to create in my Corsham studio; the only machinery is a bench polisher for that final, high shine. Every piece is struck with my maker's mark and fully assayed by The Birmingham Assay Office where legally appropriate. I source my materials carefully and responsibly.
Silversmithing has emerged as a passion after a varied career as a national magazine journalist, information architect, creative for ad agencies and marketing something or other!
If there's a design or a variation you'd like, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Thank you for coming aboard.
All text, product design and images © 2013 Victoria Harwood. All rights reserved. All intellectual property rights are and will remain the property of Victoria Harwood trading as The English Shipmate.