Hi and welcome to Coastal my name is Andrea and my passion is working with silver, its such a versatile material and can be shaped and forged in to so many forms the possibilities are endless. I love to create new and unusual pieces, I also get great pleasure working on a customer’s own design, it is so rewarding. I have all the fun, and they get an item they want and love.
After many years as a foster carer, with metalwork and other crafts as hobby’s, silversmithing came out as my favourite craft. I have sold my work at craft fairs and events for many years, but after moving to Cleethorpes and seeing a craft shop available to rent, I thought it was time to have a permanent shop and workshop. The location for Coastal Silver is perfect, such a friendly atmosphere plus deckchairs in the sun for regular breaks.
I particularly love working with local sea glass, we beach comb regularly and take our finds back to the workshop, where I enjoy designing a piece that makes the most of the different glass colours, shapes and textures we find, some of the glass is over 100years old.
I have always had a coastal theme to my work, I love the sea and have always loved Cleethorpes and its beautiful beaches,
Coastal opened Easter 2016 and from the beginning the reception we have received has been lovely, our customer base has grown, and we have so many new friends.
Valuing our customers and doing all we can to meet their needs, is a big part of the ethos at Coastal.