About

Purple Dragon Workshops started because me and mum are arty and crafty.  (I’m Beth and my mum is Barbara.)

 

We like to create beautiful pieces of art, jewellery, textiles, things to be worn, things to hang on the wall, even things to go in your lunch box! This is why we have different ‘workshops’.

 

We became PDW in 2014 when we decided to merge our 2
separate businesses, so that we could try different media. I was ERA Jewellery, and my mum had CAT Design (mainly greetings cards.)

 

I have been making jewellery since I was 5 and received a BA(hons) 2:1 in Metalwork and Jewellery, from Sheffield Hallam in 2011. Although I mostly make jewellery, I love to have other
projects on the go at the same time.

 

Mum’s passion has always been making. Having studied art at school she came back to it later on (after having been an R.E. Teacher and bringing up me and my brother). When I was a
teenager she mainly drew and painted, then got into making cards, and most recently has always got a crochet hook to hand. 

 

We are based in Kendal with the Lake District on our doorstep, being able to get out and about in such a gorgeous place can really be seen in our work. Also having Celtic roots filters through into many of our designs.