What are we ?
The brainchild of founder Nik Stanbury, we were set up to benefit people whose quality of life will be improved by well-made splints which combine support with beauty. As a 'Community Interest Company' (CIC) we are non-profit making and re-invest any surplus income into the company for the development and manufacture of splints.
Durable and longer lasting than thermoplastic equivalents, our splints are beautiful bespoke pieces of art that are a pleasure to wear.
As simple or as embellished as you wish - we can work with all precious metals and incorporate gemstones. It is also possible to include existing jewellery, for example engagement or wedding rings.
Who are we ?
Karen Ward. An accomplished artist maker known for her animal portraiture Karen (unusually for a two-dimensional artist) retrained in the three-dimensional discipline of jewellery design and making 8 years ago. She has been trained and mentored by Julie Moss and Nik Stanbury of the York School of Jewellery and has since applied those skills developing her signature style in her own bespoke jewellery business. Karen joined the Beautiful Splint Company in 2018 as splint maker and is now its sole Director.
Nik Stanbury BA (Hons) PhD. Trained as a Designer Silversmith in London, gaining his PhD whilst working for the Victoria and Albert museum, Nik has undertaken a number of high profile commission and research studies for clients. His work is represented in a number of public and private collections and he has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Nik the principle of York School of Jewellery, founded the Beautiful Splint Company in 2009 and supports the company in a consultancy role.
Where are we ?
Based in the historic city of York. The Beautiful Splint Company is voluntarily supported by York School of Jewellery. Full details of how to find us are on our contact page.