The English Shipmate

The English Shipmate

Welcome aboard! I’m silversmith and sailor Victoria Harwood. The English Shipmate is inspired by mucking about in boats between Blighty and Brittany.

Life is about the crew you sail with; our voyages of the heart. 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.”

The English Shipmate is delighted to have been chosen by the lifeboat charity, the RNLI, to design items for them.


If there's a design or a variation you'd like, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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 and creative for ad agencies.

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.

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