Freedom of the Cutlers Company in Hallamshire by Rebecca Joselyn Nick was born and raised in Sheffield, a proud Yorkshireman. He was educated at Elizabeth College in Guernsey, Channel Islands and Sheffield Polytechnic (Diploma of Management Studies). Starting his working life with GKN Ltd in Birmingham and Cardiff, he then joined his family engineering business in Sheffield on the shop floor and worked his way up to Works Director, with works in Walsall and Sheffield. A family fall out in 1993 saw him move to GT Tubes Ltd, a manufacturer of steel structural hollow section, as General Manager. He became Managing Director on their acquisition by Australian National Industries Pty (ANI) which had sister plants in Brisbane and Chicago and head quartered in Sydney. In 1998, international company politics, excessive travel and the likelihood and subsequent acquisition by Smorgon Steel, saw him leave to acquire his own engineering business and to form the SMP Group of Companies – a diverse group of small metal finishing and manufacturing companies in Sheffield. Now semi-retired, he still maintains his interest in steel and manufacturing as a “Little Mester”, manufacturing a select few products, including the ubiquitous stainless steel “Presto Egg Opener” (The only way to cut the top off a raw or boiled egg), first produced by John Watts Ltd, a Sheffield company going back to 1765. He spent many years in the Territorial Army, commanding 75 Engineer Regiment between 1992/5 and completing his TA career as Deputy Commander 42 (North West) Brigade in the rank of Colonel. Currently maintaining his links with the Reserve Forces as Chairman of the North West of England and Isle of Man Reserve Forces and Cadet Association. He is also National President of St John Ambulance He lives in the Peak District of Derbyshire and is married to Susie, with three grown up children. His interests are split between the summer when he can be found or rather heard as a commentator at Horse Trials throughout England and winter when, having given up active refereeing, he is a Rugby Union referee advisor and assessor. He is also a keen supporter of all country sports. September 2019.

Workshop News

Hi everyone, this is the page where I am will update you all on my news and stories of my life as a Sheffield Silversmith. I regularly write blog posts which are published below.

I recently received Freedom of the Cutlers Company in Hallamshire in Sheffield and I have just recently collected my Certificate from the Master Cutler and the Wardens. I have added this to my Freedom of the City of London which I was awarded back in 2018. There is now a new blog post below talking about my experience. I am really proud to have these accolades alongside Captain Tom Moore and Nelson Mandela to name a few.

During the Covid lockdowns we have been busy updating our website and trying to figure out how to get more from my online presence. My life as a Sheffield Silversmith has never had so much time sat down in front of a computer. I have swapped my hammers for a laptop!

I have also been busy creating new Silverware and Silver and Gold Jewellery pieces and have several new designs in stock for 2021. The best way to see my new bespoke Silverware and Silver and Gold Jewellery is to subscribe to my mailing list. Just quickly put you email address in at the bottom of the page.

All of my news and events information goes out on by email via Mail Chimp which I try to send out a not too regular intervals. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of the shows and events I will be attending.

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Lots of Love,

Rebecca, Stanley and Jesse J.

Freedom of the Cutlers Company in Hallamshire

Freedom of the Cutlers Company in Hallamshire

Just before the first lockdown in 2019, Rebecca was granted Freedom of the Cutlers Company in Hallamshire. Due to Covid and the subsequent lockdown restrictions the reception obviously got cancelled! However on Thursday the 24th of June 2021 Rebecca was finally...

Jewellery

Jewellery

Its still amazes us that people don't really think about us when it comes to Jewellery. Rebecca is skilled at making any piece you or your loved ones may want. Rebecca will custom make any piece based on your request.Above is an example of our 'Pen top Pendant  in...

How to commission

How to commission

Design and make a lidded box. Dimensions: 4 inches wide x 2 inches deep x 1 - 1/2 inches high. The box does not need to contain any particular item. An enclosed box where the lid opens - could be a lidded vessel. Need not be hinged. Should reflect artist style. Shape...

Thank you 2020

Thank you 2020

  Well what a year 2020 has turned out to be!  We have certainly missed seeing you all at shows and events this year and let's hope 2021 brings better times for everyone! We have had to change the way we do things and move much more online whilst trying not to lose...

Christmas Is Coming…

Christmas Is Coming…

Christmas is coming...  ...and we have a new collection to temp you with! During this second lockdown we have been remembering the simple things made us happy as a child and one of those things was blowing bubbles, so here we have it.  We had a lot of fun making...

Goldsmiths North

Goldsmiths North

GOLDSMITHS NORTH CONTEMPORARY SILVERWARE & JEWELLERY SELLING FAIR   Rebecca is one of the founding directors of Goldsmiths North – an annual ‘Contemporary Silverware and Jewellery Show based in The Cutlers Hall in Sheffield. An international summer selling...

Worlds most expensive coffee

Worlds most expensive coffee

 Most people I know are addicted to that morning cup of coffee. Be it with milk, cream, sugar, or just plain black, it never goes out of demand. But some people like their coffee to be opulent too.so if your hunt for the perfect rich coffee hasn’t yielded positive...

An interview for Goldsmiths Fair

An interview for Goldsmiths Fair

Drawing her inspiration from our ‘lifestyles of convenience and throwaway’, Sheffield based silversmith and jeweller, Rebecca Joselyn, designs stunning silver tableware and silverware which challenges perceptions of objects and their acceptance in society. From a tuna...

Sheffield Movers and Makers

Sheffield Movers and Makers

In Sheffield’s city of makers, we provide a monthly showcase of Sheffield-based creatives at their place of work. In this article for Exposed Magazine our focus falls on Rebecca Joselyn, an internationally-recognised silversmith and jeweller.   Rebecca is  based...