Julia Heffer was born and brought up in Cambridge where she learned to make jewellery during the 1970’s, working in collaboration with Bill Powell at The Workshop. After a spell of living on the north Norfolk coast she returned to Cambridge where she opened her own gallery and shop. She currently lives and works in Norfolk near Holt. Simple forms and bold, clear shapes define her work, which includes jewellery and small silverware in hand-forged and cast silver and gold, precious and semi-precious stones and unusual beads. Influences are many but include Greco-Roman, Egyptian and Viking jewellery and the natural world.