This is me Ana Gatlish Harrison the owner and workforce
behind Gatlace Jewellery and like everyone I have a story,
a reason my business began and a vision for my business.
Gatlace Jewellery started from a dream to be able to do
my own thing and express myself in my own way. I went
to Gray’s School of Art to study Glass, Ceramics and
Jewellery but after 2 years realised it wasn’t for me, too
much drawing and not enough making, it’s just not the
way I like to work.
Leaving university marked the start of Gatlace Jewellery, I didn’t have my degree but I don’t need a piece of paper to tell me I can do what I love. My journey started back in 2014 when I made jewellery from Pewter, copper and wires but my goal at that time was to work with silver.
Three years later and I am doing what I want to, working with Silver and creating what I like to call ‘little pieces of something wonderful’, little pieces of jewellery made by my own hands and inspired by nature.
Nature inspires nearly everything I do and I am lucky enough to have space in my garden to give back to nature. I am creating my own little inspiration board right in my garden and supporting wildlife while I’m at it. My blog is where I record my adventures in creating a little wildlife haven.
Like everyone I have goals and my ultimate goal is to have Gatlace Jewellery
as my one and only job, to spend my time doing what I love and not having
to make compromises due to my other joy, the day job.
That takes me on to the other side of me, my family life. I am a devoted wife
to an incredibly supportive husband who has supported me when I wondered
if starting this business was the right thing to do. I am also a new mum with
mini GJ who arrived January 2017. I’m not going to lie, it’s not easy juggling a day
job and a business, but now I have a child but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
My Jewellery and gifts are a reflection of me, there is a little piece of me in everything I make which is why buying handcrafted gifts is different to mass produced items. You are helping someone’s dreams and supporting that creative ability that makes them who they are.