Jack Beaumont is a silversmith and narrative jeweller in Somerset. He trained at art school in the mid 1970s and has been working on and off as a maker since then. He calls myself a narrative jeweller as his pieces all have a tale to tell and he draws from his other background as a storyteller to provide a narrative to each piece. He also draws inspiration from his surroundings of Somerset, the Mendip hills and the Levels being two of his favourite places. He works in silver and uses traction, all handmade skills to create his work. He loves amber and this features in his work a lot. He loves to make BIG statement pieces that have real presence, he makes work for a range of audiences, but he really likes to make pieces for men to wear (too often they only get to wear small unobtrusive pieces – he’d love to change that).