(Here is a rare of pic of Rob and I together, this was in 2012 on the day our studio opened. These days we both look a bit more weather worn and have both lost the locks)
Fay Page began in early 2002 when I started making a basic range of shell and pebble jewellery, I had been struggling to think of what to do in Scilly, I was then living on the tiny island of St. Agnes, when a friend invited me along to Ireland for three week course in silversmithing. On my return I bought some basic tools and got stuck in, a few months and one Princes Trust grant later I set up Fay Page.
At the same time as establishing the business I met a boatman from one of the other islands, and we decided that we’d like to start a life together. I moved my workshop from my St. Agnes bedroom to the back of a greenhouse on St. Martin’s, over the years the business has grown, new ranges have been designed, Rob gave up the high seas to become a jeweller, we’ve moved to new premises (a shed, then a bigger shed and now a lovely granite barn) and we’ve had a family, we’ve also been joined by several brilliant employees from within the islands who we have trained up to be jewellers, bench assistants and coffee drinkers.
Apart from a few batches of casting that we have done by a colleague in Birmingham, everything we make is made in our workshop on St. Martin’s, all of our ranges are inspired by our island home and our workshop is an extension of everything we love about living on a tiny island.