Innovation case study: Cockpit Arts - making craft work (5)

Silversmith Maya Selway

Case study: Maya Selway - Fine jeweller

Maya Selway is an award-winning silversmith who has had a studio at Cockpit Arts since 2008. Having spent the early years establishing an enviable reputation both at home and abroad for her sculptural art objects, Maya is currently repositioning her business for the fine jewellery market.

With support from the Cockpit Arts Business Development Team, Maya realised she could license the designs of her sculptural objects, leaving her to concentrate her creative energies solely on the fine jewellery. She is now in the process of a wholesale rebranding of her business, helped by a loan from the Cockpit Arts & Ingenious Loan Fund. She has also taken on her first PAYE employee thanks to a wage subsidy from the Creative Employment Programme.