I have been making jewellery since 2011. My designs reflect my love for nature and natural materials, it has given me a chance to use the numerous shells, seeds, acorns that are in most of my coat pockets.

After 10 years as a Staff Nurse I decided to pursue my creativity and studied for a B.Ed in Art & Education. For the next 15 years I was an art coordinator and advanced skills teacher in primary schools.

I set up my first workshop in a small bedroom. But as my skills and confidence grew so did my need for more room. In 2015 I designed a garden workshop which was based on the functional 'bedroom space' but enlarged to incorporate soldering, hammering and forging areas. It has also become a great space to teach my skills to others through workshop days.

A National Trust Supplier

In 2017 I became a supplier to the National Trust which fits well with my ethos of working with and from natural materials.


The environment is all important, both in my work and materials used so whenever and wherever possible I use recycled material to create my pieces and to package them.

My work can be seen @

Byard Art

14 Kings Parade Cambridge CB2 1SJ


The Cathedral Shop

The Old Choir House

High Street

Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5JU


Anglesey Abbey National Trust Shop

Quay Lode Road

Lode, Cambridgeshire CB25 9EJ

Sutton Hoo National Trust Shop

Tranmer House

Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3DJ


Wicken Fen National Trust Shop

Lode Lane

Wicken Cambridgeshire CB7 5XP

The Prospects Trust Unwrapped

13 Lynn Road, Ely, Cambs. CB7 4EG


Cambridge open Studios weekends in July

I open my workshop to the public as part of Cambridge Open Studios. 

My husband Bob is a painter and animator. He exhibits his work with me in our purpose built studio.


Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic 2020's Cambridge Open Studios has been cancelled, but see News & Events page for information about an alternative Open Studios.

Carol Banks Jewellery is a division of Animation Studio Ltd along with Bob Banks Art