Born in London in 1963, Paul Hatton has made jewellery all his life, however his first major recognition came in Los Angeles, where he lived for 8 years. Having won all the major prizes offered by the Roman Ward Jewellery Institute in California, he was featured in the Los Angeles Times and came to the attention of many Hollywood stars and their stylists. He subsequently made jewellery and tableware for many Hollywood names, including Jack Nicholson, Queen Latifa, Sugar Ray Leonard and Liv Tyler, as well as jewellery for the Highlander TV series in Hollywood. He was commissioned by Jack Nicholson to make 12 sterling silver portable, pocket cigar ash trays, which were featured in ELLE magazine.
In the mid 1990s, he returned to his native East End of London, creating his own workshop and retail studio, which was situated next to IAP Fine Art's first gallery, which began a 25-year friendship and association. He worked on both his own designs and private commissions, and was invited to exhibit in two major exhibitions ‘Cutlery Art’ (1999)and ‘Love Story’ (2003) in Goldsmith’s Hall, London. His work has been widely featured in the national press including ELLE magazine, In Style and ES Magazine.
Paul was recently commissioned to make the RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the most prestigiuos prize in British architecture, awarded each year, with the winner's name engraved.
In 2010, he decided to leave London for the tranquility of the Wye Valley, on the border between England and Wales. From his studio in Monmouthshire, Paul also carries out private commissions for engagement rings, wedding bands, christening spoons, and many one-off designs for tableware and all forms of fine jewellery. Please contact us for further details.