My name is Artemis Russell. I was born and grew up on the Isle of Wight, and after living in Rome for a year aged 18, I gained a Fine Art Foundation Course diploma at Camberwell College of Arts, London.
I then went on to study for a degree in Fine Art at Falmouth University, in Cornwall, specialising in photography and video installation.
After graduating from Falmouth in 2001, I moved to London, and after a few years (and a few jobs!), I met Nao Utsumi and we have worked together ever since, making and designing jewellery. Our jewellery company is called Rust.
We have a little workshop in Hatton Garden, London, and a shop in Tokyo and I sell our jewellery online worldwide.
Nao and I married in 2010 and our daughter was born in 2012.
We moved to the Isle of Wight in 2013 and we mostly work from home. We travel to London a couple of times a month to see our colleagues and make sure all is good at our workshop.
In 2015 we opened our second RUST Jewellery shop in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, and in 2016 we welcomed our little boy into the world!
I enjoy writing my blog and connecting with similar people all over the world. It has also become the perfect way for me to remember what we do and for family members to catch up on us. I hope that you will enjoy reading too!
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