Maker Spotlight: Lorna Johnson

Our Sheffield Studio 
Located in the heart of Kelham Island, our studio is steeped in local history and industrial heritage. We’re nestled between working factories and workshops, and proud to be part of Kelham and Neepsend story, with a keen focus on independent and creative business.
We welcome everyone to our studio from solo creators, right up to parties of 16. So when visual artist, Lorna Johnson got in touch, we couldn’t wait to see her creations develop in our studio!
Artist in The House – Lorna Johnson
Lorna is a visual artist living and working in Leeds, who is currently undertaking a practice-led Ph.D. at the School of Fine Art, Art History and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.
Working predominantly to make artist-made objects, sculptural installations/assemblages, and collage, Lorna’s work is inclusive and experimental. Whilst there is a respect for the traditions of the techniques, she strives to offer a refreshingly open approach to the materials and methods that might be utilised.
This is currently taking a central role to the research she is conducting as part of her practice-led research; Yorkshire Hoards – Understanding the objective/subjective value of the objects we continue to earmark, lay, maintain, stow, put away through the artist’s edit.
Over to Lorna…
“Working with Cast has been my first toe in the water in regards to working with actual silver and gold as a material. I have always worked with materials that I felt I could easily play with and working with silver or gold as a material has always felt a bit off-limits, financially and not understanding the process as to how I could go about doing this.
However, my current research has got me to a place where I have wanted to get to grips with how I could possibly use and make in these materials. Hence, Cast offered me the perfect opportunity to be able to do this really easily, ask all the questions I have about this process (!) and more importantly has really made me want to make more in these materials, thanks to their great team and fab service – thanks, everyone!”
Read more about Lorna and her practice, here.
Whether you’re a practicing artist or someone with no experience in design, our excellent team will guide you through the making process, giving you the confidence, tools, and techniques to make jewellery that you’re over the moon with!
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