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22/06/2010

COUP de …. GREEEN from Australia !! Kathryn Wardill

Découverte sur Kit&caboodle,  « coup de fraicheur, coup de bonheur« , nouveau proverbe  emoticone

« Glass and metal have held my attention for more than 15 years. These materials have embedded themselves so deeply in me, that all I do this think about new ways to bring them together. Most of my work is made from combining multiples of the same element. So much can be expressed by repeating a single element. My jewellery objects are made to be enjoyed and worn, they are spontaneous, colourful, quirky, and whimsical …..  A circle has no beginning, therefore no end. One piece always informs the next. »

COUP de .... GREEEN from Australia !!  Kathryn Wardill dans Australie (AU)
Kathryn Wardill – colour patches necklace - silver and glass

 dans COUP DE COEUR
Kathryn WardillPlastic series : plastic pods bracelet (right), rings (bottom)

 dans Kathryn WARDILL (AU)
Kathryn Wardillgreen patch neck

 dans verre / glass
Kathryn WardillBranches – Brooches - silver and glass -  ….. des petites merveilles !!! :-)

« Branches, a series of recent jewellery objects explores branch structures in silver and glass. Branching in a new direction, this collection invents new plantlike structures, to be worn on the body.
Historically, nature has always provided ample beauty and subject matter to inspire artists. Often subjects like flowers, birds, and plants are singled out and isolated from their surroundings. Flowers are placed in vases, fruit is positioned in a still-life arrangement, and precious stones are set in jewellery pieces. This series explores the beauty of life itself. They celebrate the natural source from which life blooms. Seeing a blossoming bud emerge from a branch implies life. Inspired by this beauty, glass and metal are used to transform the impermanent into the permanent. The fragility of life itself is expressed in the delicate, colourful glass forms fused with metal, an element of strength and permanence.
Theses works combine the ancient material of glass, with new technology material Precious Metal Clay (PMC). The branch forms were gathered as found objects, selected and directly cast into silver. Added to the branches are the fittings and the glass clusters which have been formed using lampwork techniques.« 

Ingot%20branches%20100 dans www KitandCaboodle

 

for more « Greenery » go to her website !!!!

EXPO ‘David Watkins, a Retrospective View’ – V&A Museum (UK) – 23 fev.-26 sept. 2010

David Watkins – Artist in Jewellery, a Retrospective View (1972 – 2010)

David Watkins represents a driving force in British design. His work has been internationally collected since the early 1970s. His is a unique voice. He began his career as a jazz pianist and sculptor, and his practice and understanding of these two disciplines reverberate throughout his work, bringing to it unexpected directions and innovations. At a formative moment in the 1960s Watkins had worked on special effects for Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, the film 2001, designing and creating model spacecraft to high levels of demand and precision. Evidence of this experience can be seen in the earliest of his works on display – a silver and white enamel necklace and brooch echo the beauty of space probes and the moon landing station.

Watkins works in series, and amongst the collections are to be found elegant examples of finely judged minimalism from the 1970s, and then in the 1980s an exotic flowering into brilliant colour and energy, as geometry of flat planes and lines designed to rest upon the upper body overlay each other and boldly enhance the wearer. The concept of art for the body is deeply embedded in his work, and his search for new forms is unceasing.

An aspect of Watkins’ amazing versatility is demonstrated by the materials he explores, ranging from paper to gold and industrial metals. In his most recent work, created with the aid of computer based technologies rhythm and colour have developed into abstract symbols and metaphors with an air of mysticism. As in all his work Watkins, remains, firmly committed to modernity.

Collections include The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, The Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Hinged Shoulderpiece (blue) Neckpiece, 1973Mt.Hagen Hoopla Neckpiece, 1981'On the air' #2' Bangle, 1999
Gardens of Arqua Petrarca (B07-F-SC/1): Bearing Branches, Bangle (layered), 2003Hinged Loop Neckpiece (radiating blue) Neckpiece, 1974Black Lace/Veiled Square Bangle, 2008
Triangle Loop and Chevron Neckpiece, 1979. Private collectionLeaf Wheel 3 (Splayed leaves) Pin, 1997Matrix IV Neckpiece, 1987. Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau

 

Hinged Loop Neckpiece (radiating blue) Neckpiece, 1974
Hinged Loop Neckpiece (radiating blue) Neckpiece acrylic, Silver 1974

Gardens of Arqua Petrarca (B07-F-SC/1): Bearing Branches, Bangle (layered), 2003
‘Gardens of Arqua Petrarca’  Bearing Branches Bangle (layered) Stainless Steel, Plasma coating2003

 

V&A South Kensington
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
+44 (0)20 7942 2000

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/david_watkins_display/index.html

COUP de COEUR ! Rosanna Raijevic Ceglar – irregularly patterned knitting wires

… irregularly patterned knitting,  sparkling,  colourfulness ….

« Rosana Raljevič Ceglar (also known as Niiro, her brand’s name) is a jewellery designer located in Slovenia. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, and during her studies she worked and gained experience working at a Murano glass factory, where her job was to create traditional techniques with contemporary design. With a broad knowledge in her pocket she moved back to Slovenia in 2000 and started her own graphic and design studio. On her return she started experimenting with knitting wires in order to create jewellery pieces; what inspired her was the nature around her, the organic structures and the micro-cosmos within each piece of nature she could find. This is how her first collection named ‘Entangled’ started coming together. Her work soon evolved into using more and more irregular shapes, the applied techniques improved and gave her the possibility to develop something never seen in jewellery design. “My enthusiasm about the fact that you can create jewellery statement pieces by using a very irregular and random looking knitting process to create pieces which seem so perfect and neat, just as nature itself,” she tells NJAL. Rosana’s tells us that even though we live in a chaotic world, nature’s perfection is the solution and no matter how simple the things you work with are, in every piece of nature there is a en enormous potential. » (« Not Just a Label » interview)

new piece from the Niiro summer collection by N I I R O.

COUP de COEUR !  Rosanna Raijevic Ceglar - irregularly patterned knitting wires dans COUP DE COEUR 35754_401467984562_179241589562_4356051_7862498_n

36104_401469354562_179241589562_4356136_736824_n dans fibres / thread

36104_401469409562_179241589562_4356142_6948903_n dans Notjustalabel

http://www.zavodbig.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/niiro.jpg

« Niiro » Jewellery (brand) website

and more works on Flickr

http://shop.notjustalabel.com/files/shop/imagecache/product_list/products/niiro_ear_0112.jpg

to SHOP at « Not Just a Label« 

« Not only the design, but also the structure is inspired by natural forms and textures, which gives the jewellery an impression of a tidy chaos. The supple copper wire maintains the form and imbues the pieces with a sophisticated extravagance « 

 

 

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