Les Grimshaw was born in Oxford in the fifties and moved to Plymouth in his early childhood.
Les worked at Plymouth College of Art and Design for 27 years, starting as a technician within the jewellery department, teaching students to OND and HND level in jewellery, through to being head of department.
Throughout his working life has maintained a balance between developing his own creative style and sharing technical and practical skills with students who are now worthy of note in the jewellery field in their own right.
In the last few years Les has decided to focus solely on developing his own designs and is now a self employed jeweler.
Les specializes in contemporary jewellery and creates designs using metal of coloured gold and silver, often incorporating diamonds in his work.
Les has fast developed a reputation throughout Devon and Cornwall as a jeweler with creative integrity and over the years has become renowned for his skilled craftmanship.