Lisa is Aiming to Expand
A jewellery designer hopes to flog her work around the world after being awarded a £2,500 grant.
Lisa Crockard, 40, wants to see her handmade trinkets globally after bagging funding to expand beyond Paisley. She won the John Mather Trust payout after impressing with her business model.
Lisa told the Paisley Daily Express: “I see an opportunity to build a jewellery brand designed and based in Scotland. I hope to offer contemporary hand made jewellery, with an elegant and strong look, to discernible clients across the world who want something a little bit more individual. The work I create tends to be geometric in style, having been inspired most recently by the old coastal WW11 defences around Europe and the architecture of Carlo Scarpa.”
The former Gleniffer High pupil moved into design after a career in fashion buying. She enrolled at City of Glasgow College, where she learned to mesh traditional jewellery-making with modern 3D printing technology. Lisa added: “I had previously attended Glasgow School of Art when I was younger and ended up working fashion buying down in London. Although that may sound creative it isn’t entirely, as there was a lot of number crunching and spreadsheets. I spent 16 years in London and I wanted to do something more creative.”
Evening classes at a friend’s jewellery shop triggered the need to get back to something more productive and I was accepted onto the HND Jewellery course in Glasgow.
Rachel Pooley, careers adviser at the College, says Lisa was one of 20 applicants submitting detailed proposals for the cash. She said “Her detailed business plan and video pitch impressed the judges to the extent that she has been awarded some money to help her already-exciting business evolve even more.”