marlene's interest in jewellery stems from her retail experience, selling fashion, accessories and gifts with jewellery playing a major part in all her four stores
she sold work from both experienced makers and talented students fresh out of college with british products always to the fore.

after time, with jewellery becoming a passion she sold her retail business, enrolled on a foundation course at banbury school of art then went on to learn her trade at birmingham school of jewellery.

there is nothing she likes more than creating new pieces - 'my head is always full of new designs, that's why my collection is such an eclectic mix' she say's.

marlene lives in oxfordshire with her husband who now works in the company and has a daughter who has her own retail businesses in gloucestershire.

marlene hounam at work in her workshop