Poppy Norton makes design-led statement jewellery from her North London Workshop. Having originally trained in product design at Central Saint Martins, London, Poppy went on to work as an interior stylist, art director and trend reporter for a wide range of clients including The Guardian, Grand Designs Magazine, Channel 4 and WGSN.
Eighteen years of styling experience and two children later, Poppy was keen to embrace new challenges and return to her designer-maker roots. She headed back to the workshop and started training as a jewellery designer at Morley College in 2016.
Immediately championed by UK galleries, fashion stylists and design influencers including Erica Davies, Kate Watson-Smyth and Emmanuelle Morgan (‘The Designerist’), Poppy’s jewellery has been shown at Paris Fashion Week, featured in both design and lifestyle magazines, made multiple television appearances on programmes such as Afterlife and The Great Pottery Throw Down, and there are even rumours of it making a cameo in an upcoming Star Wars film. In 2021 a collaboration with People Will Always Need Plates further reinforced Poppy’s appeal to her design-savvy audience.
Inspired by the aesthetics celebrated by the Bauhaus, Poppy Norton’s Shaped by Bauhaus Collection of statement jewellery follows a pared back, modernist approach to design. Clean lines, smooth surfaces and basic geometric shapes are applied using a bold scale to create precise, confident pieces that are designed to be noticed.
Architectural detailing from the Hayward Gallery was the starting point for Poppy’s collection. Her design process involved playing with a limited palette of geometric shapes to create a range of jewellery with a coherent visual language, which allows pieces to be mixed and matched, whilst flattering and framing the body. Shaped by Bauhaus is hand-crafted, constructed from sheet materials and tubular silver. Pieces have been given a quiet surface finish, encouraging them to be worn with everyday ease.