Husband and wife team open Cumbria’s first Jewellery Works
On the 30th September 2017, the market town of Keswick in the northern Lake District welcomed the opening of a new visitor attraction called Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works.
The attraction is headed up by husband and wife team Brian and Zoe Fulton. Brian has been designing, making and selling bespoke jewellery to both the trade and public for 35 years since his training began at Openshaw College in Manchester.
Using traditional skills tempered with the latest technology, the duo create items that cannot be found anywhere else in the county and offer an insight into the jewellery manufacturing process.
Brian and Zoe have been based at the Blencathra Business Centre, Threlkeld since 2004.
With support from the Rural Development Programme for Englands Cumbria Fells & Dales LEADER Programme, they have been able to relocate to the centre of Keswick.
Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works offers the visitor or customer a chance to see how jewellery is created and the process it entails. They will also be able to be involved in the design process with the added opportunity to sample and buy products from the shop.
Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works features design studios and workshops; visual display screens to watch the jewellery making process and jewellery being made and a viewing gallery displaying the hand-crafted products.
Other amenities include exhibition spaces, private consultation spaces, a retail shop and a Café Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works
Zoe Fulton, owner of Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be opening the doors to Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works in the centre of Keswick and welcoming our first visitors to experience the journey of how our jewellery is created.
“It has taken months of dedicated hard work and commitment from the team to get to this stage and we hope everyone will enjoy the finished result and we look forward to meeting both our existing and new customers at our new premises.”
Chris Edwards, programme manager for the Cumbria Fells & Dales LEADER Programme, added: “It’s great to see an independent and unique rural business benefiting from European funding. This funding has enabled Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works to undertake this exciting new venture which will result in job creation and growth within the local economy.”