Trish Woods is based in Liverpool and produces limited edition and bespoke jewellery and giftware items. She originally trained in Silversmithing at Loughborough College of Art and went on to teach design and metals for over 20 years. She has worked in Pewter for the last 15 years and strives to bring a new, contemporary aesthetic to this traditional metal, exploring new ways of working and incorporating other materials such as acrylic.
"I take my inspiration from the world around me. Sometimes nature's forms, patterns and colours, sometimes the human figure and sometimes the man made world of architecture. Making, drawing and design are an integrated whole whereby one activity supports and informs another."
Trish studied for a PhD in Design at Plymouth University researching new methods for patinating pewter. This research culminated in the development of a unique process for colouring pewter which is now a signature of her work. She has presented numerous papers on the subject both nationally and internationally.
Trish is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Pewterers and has received a number of honours and awards. These include The Alex and Patricia Neish Award for Innovation and Design; The Harold Hyam Wingate Scholarship for research in Art and Design; Fulbright Scholarship for Education.
She is also a. member of the Craft Council Directory of Selected Makers. Trish has exhibited widely and works mainly to commission. Her work can be seen regularly at Pewter Live at The Worshipful Company of Pewterers and at Cockington Court Craft Centre Gallery, Devon. For more information on Trish, her work and how to commission please contact her using the contact page on this website.