Meet The Makers

We are an experienced team of jewellers with a wide range of technical skills, years of experience and plenty of talent at the bench.

Ortwin Thyssen

Goldsmith 1991 Muenster, Graduated in Dusseldorf 1996

Ortwin is our Head Jeweller and opened the shop in 2006. Ortwin’s passion for metalwork began at an early age and he is proud to continue the artisan tradition of the ancient jewellery makers. This is the heart of his ‘Design vom Handwerk’ ethos. An ideal and practise that he fosters with all of the team. 

Andy Lawrence

Goldsmithing, Silversmithing and Jewellery Design (BA Hons), Kent Institute of Art and Design, Rochester 2001

Andy designed and made his first pieces at just 17. Following many years working in Hatton Garden he desired a more progressive and open approach to jewellery design. Andy found that at Thyssen, joining in 2012. He is known for his fine Diamond mounting.

Julia Schreckenbach

Jewellery Design (BA Hons) National University of Art and Design Dublin 2011, Work placement with a Dutch goldsmith in Delft 2010 

With the company since 2011, Julia possesses a talent for fine detail work and enjoys working closely with customers to realise their personal designs.

Elizabeth Wickes

Jewellery Manufacture Level 2 Diploma, Holts Academy, London 2013

Elizabeth has continued to learn her craft with the company since joining in 2012. A natural jeweller, she learns quickly at the bench. She is accustomed to using a variety of precious materials and techniques.

Ella Booker

BA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing and Jewellery Design, KIAD 2005. MA Conservation of Decorative Surfaces, London Metropolitan 2012

Ella is our Creative Coordinator. With 12 years of retail experience and a talent for photography, she is responsible for ensuring that all of the designs that we create are displayed beautifully.

Sara Zickuhr

Jewellery Apprenticeship, Freiburg 2012. Meister Jeweller, Münster 2015. Gemstone Stetting, Germany 2016.

Sara enjoys the variation that working in a jewellery maker’s provides her. Whether it is designing and making creative new pieces or learning and refining new skills, she is always looking for new challenges.

Maya Thyssen

Student & Occasional Jewellery Maker.

Maya started spending time in her father’s workshop when she was just three-years old. Initially she made wire sculptures and pictures and continues to expresses her creativity in interesting and unexpected pieces.