From his studio at Newmill, nr Penzance, Jack produced a wide range of beautiful objects in his favourite metals, gold and silver, including jewellery, paperweights, bookmarks, desk furnishings etc. These have been exhibited at craft fairs and trade shows nationally and internationally. Not only a gold and silversmith, he is a craftsman with a variety of artistic interests, some in 'bread and butter' lines, and others where the 'one off' piece of work is produced to commission.
Primarily a letter designer and cutter, he has created alphabets to illustrate books and monographs which in their turn are 'period pieces'. An example of this was the lettering devised for the titles of a book commissioned by Penzance Town Council for the Millennium gift to school children about the history of the town.* Equally talented in the cutting of letters into stone, slate and wood, he has produced studio signs, weathervanes and gravestones amongst other sculptural activity. A recent memorial stone for the former chairman of the Thomas Hardy Society of Great Britain, James Gibson, displays aside from name and dates, three lines from the Hardy's poem 'Great Things'. This can be seen in Boscastle, Cornwall in the graveyard of St Juliot.
*Penzance, The town and around (2000)
Silver & goldsmith, design and print making, sculptor and letter cutter
works and access
Jack Trowbridge Studio, Newmill, Penzance
Penlee House, Annual Christmas Exhibitions
M Hardie (2000) Penzance, the town and around; artwork by Alison Englefield and lettering by Jack Trowbridge