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About Shalini Austin

I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper Things. Originally from New Delhi, India I now live in Stamford, Lincolnshire with my husband and 2 rescue dogs. It started as a hobby in 2008, making wire jewellery. As I progressed on my creative journey I learnt to appreciate sheet metal, especially copper. So it is only natural that my work is now taking a new path in fabricating metal. Since Summer 2014 I have been working mainly with sheet copper, crafting a decorative and functional range of copper jewellery, home-ware and sculptures.  I love working with sheet metal and creating interesting 3D forms and shapes, often using nothing more than a simple hammer to create textures. Recently I have also started kiln fired enamelling, which has proven very popular, especially with jewellery customers.

Further Info

Specialised in
Metalwork (Copper), Enamelling
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing


Decorative 5 inch Diameter Enamelled Copper Bowl

Hand forged round Beaten Copper Bowl By The Seaside enamelled in translucent blues, mauves, turquoise and browns. Colours I associate with the seaside.

This hammered copper dish has edges folded back to give it a smooth rounded rim. The textures created by hammering show up beautifully as I have used transparent glass powder to enamel this one off piece of sculpture.

Waste Not Want Not series: Metal salvaged from an old copper tank.