Mandy Nash set up her workshop in 1983 after leaving the Royal College of Art. In 1990 She established her studio in Model House Craft and Design Centre in Llantrisant.
She works primarily in anodised aluminium producing one off and batch production jewellery. As the material is light and not too expensive she can make large, bold pieces which are both wearable and affordable. Most importantly, by anodising it, she can achieve bright and brilliant colour effects.
Mandy's three passions are colour, pattern and technique. She loves making things and exploring the possibilities of different materials. Although she trained as a jeweller, Mandy's work has been heavily influenced by both traditional and contemporary textiles.
Much of her recent work has evolved from looking back at her creative ancestry. It was Mandy's grandmothers who initiated her fascination with making objects. They passed on their traditional textile skills and started her passion for creating anything from colourful materials.
In 2010, Mandy received an Arts Council of Wales grant to help purchase a laser cutter which enabled her to develop new work. Mandy has used this to explore different materials such as taffeta, acrylic, cardboard and wood. This has opened up many exciting possibilities and she feels she has only just started this journey.