Johanna Sheppard

Manufacturing Jeweller


Designer Jeweller and creator of U.G.L.Y Designs Johanna Sheppard has always had a passion for all things artistic and refined. Her love for jewellery began at the age 15 while she was working in a jeweller’s workshop. Under the guidance and support of many skilled mentors, Jo completed a jeweller’s apprenticeship and went on to become a talented and well recognised Master Jeweller.

Specialising in designing custom made jewellery Jo has received many accolades for her work and has experience in Australia and overseas. She began U.G.L.Y Designs in 2010 and continued the business after returning from living in London in 2014 where she worked in the prestigious Hatton Garden jewellery district.

Over the last ten years Jo has worked with her clients to create meaningful pieces of jewellery. Often described as meticulous, Jo prides herself in creating pieces that are both attractive and valued.

“Jewellery is more than just an object. I have learnt that jewellery can be a symbol, it can come with a story or create one, and it can elicit cherished memories, often that are deeply personal.”

Jo works alongside her clients and encourages their input into the creative process, each design she creates is thoughtfully done and individualised. Whether it be creating and designing a new piece or remodeling pieces from the past, Jo understands each has its own unique story and she works hard to capture this and create a perfect piece.

Jo now operates a private workshop in Banyo, Brisbane specially designed for that personal experience.

Book your design session with Jo via our contact page to discuss your options.