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10/01/2016

EXPO ‘Not Too Precious’ – National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny (Ireland) – 22 Janv.–30 Mars 2016

 Not_Too_Precious exhib
(Attai Chen on left – Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary on right)
Not Too Precious explores inspirational work by 25 international jewellers using materials for their expressive potential rather than for their intrinsic value. Radical artist jewellers of the late 1960s and 70s vigorously rejected the idea that jewellery should be considered ‘precious’ simply because of the materials of which it was made. Today, the use of a huge variety of materials in jewellery is far more accepted, but economic pressures are putting that freedom of artistic expression at potential risk as people revert to traditionally ‘valuable’ materials for ‘safety’. Not Too Precious challenges preconceptions about ‘non-precious’ materials by encouraging us to consider ‘accrued value’: what talented makers bring to their work through their ideas and skill.
The selected artists, who currently work in the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, create innovative, skilfully-made jewellery that is insightful and culturally resonant. Sometimes poignant, sometimes witty, their work communicates at many levels. It is above all honest and – for want of a better term – not too precious.

Jewellery by 25 international makers :  Attai ChenCarina Chitsaz-Shoshtary Eunmi ChunWarwick FreemanEmmeline HastingsChristel van der LaanFelieke van der Leest Sari LiimattaMärta MattssonJasmin MatzakowKazumi NaganoShinji NakabaLina PetersonZoe RobertsonMichihiro SatoMariko SumiokaEmiko SuoTore SvenssonJanna SyvänojaMirei TakeuchiTimothy Information LimitedTerhi TolvanenCatherine TrumanFlóra VágiHeather Woof.

Kazumi NaganoKazumi Nagano

Marta Mattson - http://www.nationalcraftgallery.ie/ not too precious  Marta Mattson

Not Too Precious - Shinji Nakaba: Shinji Nakaba

Catherine TrumanCatherine Truman

Not Too Precious - Warwick Freeman:  Warwick Freeman

Not Too Precious - Sari Liimatta: Sari Liimatta

Not Too Precious -  Michihiro Sato: Michihiro Sato

Not Too Precious - Heather Woof: Heather Woof

Carina Shoshtary; Necklace "The green Escape"; 2015; Graffiti, silver.: Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary

Eun Mi Chun  Eun Mi Chun

National Craft Gallery, Ireland

 Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland

T +353 56 7796147
info@nationalcraftgallery.ie

13/03/2015

EXPO ‘BRITAIN 2015′ – Galerie Elsa Vanier, Paris (FR) – 21 mars-6 mai 2015

BRITAIN 2015Galerie Elsa Vanier

Vernissage le 20 mars 2015 en présence des créateurs.

 Exposition Britain 2015

Après le succès de l’exposition « un printemps anglais » en 2013, la galerie hisse à nouveau le pavillon britannique en 2015. Trois nouveaux créateurs viennent enrichir la sélection qui inclura également les créations les plus récentes de ceux qui avaient marqué la première édition.
Le souhait réitéré de la galerie d’illustrer la diversité des styles de l’art du bijou d’Outre-Manche anime cette exposition qui met en avant 9 talents très différents.
Jeux entre l’écriture et l’objet, esprit du vent sur des lames de titane, ode à la nature, appel au respect de la planète ou encore hommage aux cristaux et pièces architecturées, les bijoux exposés sont autant d’inspirations singulières et de savoir-faire variés. Les créateurs, souvent primés et de renommée internationale, proposent tout autant de pièces « rock » ou « gothiques » que des bijoux précieux à l’originalité discrète. Les métaux vont des plus classiques, or 18cts, platine ou argent massif, aux métaux d’avant-garde comme le titane et le palladium, un métal gris de la famille du platine encore peu travaillé en France. 
Cette exposition se tient sous le regard bienveillant de la société des orfèvres britanniques. Créée par la charte royale en 1327, cette institution garantit la qualité (c’est à dire le titre) des métaux précieux utilisés en joaillerie et orfèvrerie au Royaume-Uni. Son rôle s’étend, entre autres, par le biais de commandes de pièces d’exception, l’organisation de concours et d’expositions.

Créateurs participant à l’exposition : Jonathan BoydJacqueline CullenJo Hayes-Ward — Sarrah Herriot — Ornella Iannuzzi Josef KoppmannKayo SaitoRie Taniguchi Heather Woof.

Kayo Saito - Dew Brooch - 18ct gold, akoya pearlsKayo Saito - Dew Brooch – 18ct gold, akoya pearls

 Josef Koppmann Josef Koppmann Earrings with boulder opals set in 24ct gold and silver

Rie Taniguchi - Broche “My horn is no medecine” , argent massif, émailRie Taniguchi - Broche « Rhino Head: My horn is no medicine »- 44×39×10mmm- silver, enamel paint, stainless steel pin- photo by Joël Degen

Jacqueline Cullen - whitby jet braceletJacqueline Cullen – whitby jet bracelet

Jacqueline Cullen - whitby jet jewelryJacqueline Cullen – whitby jet jewelry

Jonathan Boyd - Bracelet jonc "an endless rant on craft".Jonathan Boyd – Bracelet jonc « an endless rant on craft ».

"BRITAIN 2015" - Galerie Elsa Vanier, - Broche Windswept by Heather Woof Heather Woof – Broche Windswept 

 "Windswept" brooch  from Heather Woof « Windswept » brooch  from Heather Woof

 Heather Woof - Détail de collier "Slinky necklace" Heather Woof – Détail de collier « Slinky necklace »

 

 

 Galerie Elsa Vanier
7 rue du Pré aux Clercs,
75007 PARIS
+33 (0)1 47 03 05 00

 

29/05/2013

EXPO ‘Windswept’ – The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (UK) – 5-29 Juin 2013

Windswept - Heather Woof

05 Jun 2013 – 29 Jun 2013

Heather Woof is a recent graduate from Edinburgh College of art.

Heather’s current ‘windswept’ collection has been inspired by the wild Scottish weather and is reminiscent of the powerful natural forces which shape the landscape around us. Working with hand cut titanium and mild steel the artist aims to evoke a sense of dynamism in these otherwise static materials. She tries to capture a sense of fluid movement in hard and unyielding metal, to create sculptural pieces, which appear to have been quite literally blown over by the wind.

 Heather Woof  - Windswept Brooch  2013  hand cut and heat-anodised titanium, silver  W:7cm H:7cm D:2cmHeather Woof  – Windswept Brooch  2013  hand cut and heat-anodised titanium, silver  W:7cm H:7cm D:2cm

Heather Woof - Windswept pendant -hand cut and heat-anodised titanium, silver  2013 - The Scottish Gallery, EdinburghHeather Woof – Windswept pendant – hand cut and heat-anodised titanium, silver  2013

Heather Woof Windswept brooch 2 - 2013  hand cut and heat-anodised titanium, silver  W:5.5cm H:5.5cm D:2.5cm   The Scottish Gallery, EdinburghHeather Woof Windswept brooch 2 – 2013  hand cut and heat-anodised titanium, silver  W:5.5cm H:5.5cm D:2.5cm  

Heather Woof Windswept studs - 2013  hand cut and heat-anodised titanium, silver  W:1cm H:1.5cm D:1cm  - The Scottish Gallery, EdinburghHeather Woof Windswept studs – 2013  hand cut and heat-anodised titanium, silver  W:1cm H:1.5cm D:1cm

 

The Scottish Gallery
16 Dundas Street
Edinburgh EH3 6HZ
T 0131 558 1200
F 0131 558 3900
E mail@scottish-gallery.co.uk

09/11/2012

EXPO ‘OUT THE BLUE’ – Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Bradford (UK) – 15 Nov. 2012 – 27 Janv 2013

OUT THE BLUE
Nine Electric New Talents

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, which in 2012 celebrates sixteen years at Salts Mill, has selected and exhibited the work of new graduates since its inception. In numerous cases these emerging talents have gone on to gain wide acclaim for their work, and many continue to be represented by the gallery.

" Out The Blue" -  NINE ELECTRIC NEW TALENTS -  IN THIS OLYPMIC YEAR WE ARE PROUD TO INTRODUCE NINE RECENT UK GRADUATES THAT WE 'TIP FOR GOLD'.......     This THURSDAY 15TH NOV 6PM - 9PM    15% OFF ALL WORK BOUGHT ON THE NIGHT.    We are delighted that many of the new graduates will be joining us at this opening event and will be happy to talk about their work with you!    FOR A FULL OUT THE BLUE CATALOGUE PLEASE SEE: www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk(‘Reflex’ brooch by Joanna Hemsley)

For Out The Blue Kath Libbert has chosen nine new BA and MA graduates from all over the UK:  ‘Spotting and then supporting the work of cutting edge new graduates has always been extremely central to the ethos of the gallery.  Forging a career straight out of college is really challenging. Now, more than ever, it is vital to exhibit and encourage these incredibly talented jewellers at this formative stage in their careers. In this Olympic year we think we can spot a winner….the gold medalists of the future!’

Just like this year’s graduates, renowned goldsmith Jacqueline Mina, who has won the Jerwood prize for Applied Arts and this year received an OBE for services to Art, started out on her jewellery career over 40 years ago after graduating from the Royal College of Art. She is now exhibited and collected worldwide with pieces in the Victoria & Albert Museum and in the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Currently represented by Libbert she says:

‘Galleries such as Kath Libbert Jewellery play a very important role in the career of the new graduate because they educate and encourage their clients and can also advise budding jewellers to go in a certain direction. With her background in psychology, I think that Kath is particularly good at tuning in to new designers who are prepared to take risks in their own careers, people who will stick it out. Knowing this, collectors have confidence in who Kath selects to be in the gallery’s exhibitions. A new graduate exhibition such as Out The Blue allows collectors to spot someone right at the start and then follow them throughout their career.’

The Nine New Graduates that Libbert Tips for Gold are:

Francesca Flynn, Glasgow School of Art, whose sparkling crystalline collection epitomizes the title of the exhibition, Out The Blue, explores the facets of natural and constructed crystals creating vibrant jewellery. Edinburgh College of Art graduate Mariko Sumioka is inspired by the natural materials used in Japanese architecture and creates elegant pieces that interact sculpturally with the human body.

Joanna Hemsley, RCA, London, makes playful, mobile pieces that surprise and delight by revealing hidden elements, while Cristina Zani, Edinburgh College of Art, creates striking, erudite work inspired by her travels in Seoul and the writings of Italo Calvino.

Amy Logan, Sheffield Hallam University, creates pieces which play with concepts of space, containing and encircling it with elegant swirls of finely curved coloured metal. Heather Woof, Edinburgh College of Art, forms windswept looking pieces from the hardest of metals – titanium and steel, not normally used to express movement as they are so very difficult to work with. Very much inspired by the wild Scottish weather she experienced whilst studying in Scotland!

Also an Edinburgh graduate, Nabla Pall’s work is joyfully colourful, each piece like a miniature modernist painting, inspired by circuses, exotic birds and her early exposure to a multitude of cultures. In contrast, from Central St Martins, London, Yannan Song’s work is meditatively simple – elegant neckpieces in fine stainless steel curves and lines mimic the way that strands of hair rest on the body. Finally Marek Svana, De Montfort University, Banbury, constructs superbly engineered geometric copper bangles, darkly oxidized on their exterior, with contrasting flashes of enamel inside in brilliant primary colours.

‘Fusion Formation’ brooch in resin and white metal by Francesca Flynn,  Glasgow School of Art graduateFrancesca Flynn – ‘Fusion Formation’ brooch in resin and white metal

Francesca Flynn ‘Fragmented Formation’ brooch in resin and white metalFrancesca FlynnFragmented Formation’ brooch in resin and white metal

Joanna Hemsley ‘Reflex’ ring, closed, in stainless steel, silver, topaz and haematiteJoanna Hemsley - ‘Reflex’ ring being picked up, in stainless steel, silver, topaz and haematiteJoanna Hemsley - ‘Reflex’ ring fully open, in stainless steel, silver, topaz and haematite

Joanna Hemsley – ‘Reflex’ ring (from close to fully open) – stainless steel, silver, topaz and haematite

Cristina Zani - ‘My Seoul’ group of wood rings with acrylic paintCristina Zani - ‘My Seoul’ group of wood rings with acrylic paint

Mariko Sumioka - ‘Mosaic Roof’ earrings/pins in enamelled copper, silver and goldMariko Sumioka – ‘Mosaic Roof’ earrings/pins in enamelled copper, silver and gold

Mariko Sumioka - ‘Mosaic Roof’ earring/pin in enamelled copper and silverMariko Sumioka – ‘Mosaic Roof’ earring/pin in enamelled copper and silver

Heather Woof, ‘Explode’ brooch in hand cut titanium and mild steelHeather Woof, ‘Explode’ brooch in hand cut titanium and mild steel

Heather Woof, ‘Windswept’ earrings in hand cut titanium and mild steelHeather Woof, ‘Windswept’ earrings in hand cut titanium and mild steel

Nabla Pall, Edinburgh College of Art -   Magnetic brooch in resin with line drawingNabla Pall, Edinburgh College of Art -   Magnetic brooch in resin with line drawing

MAREK SVANA - Hinged bangles in oxidised copper, silver and enamelMarek Svana – Hinged bangles in oxidised copper, silver and enamel

 

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery
Salts Mill, Saltaire,
Bradford BD18 3LA.
Tel/Fax 01274 599790.
Email:info@kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk
Open Monday – Friday 10am – 5.30pm. Weekends 10am – 6pm. 

06/09/2012

EXPO ‘NEW TALENT’ – Lesley Craze Gallery, London (UK) – 4 Sept.-13 Oct. 2012

NEW TALENT

Spotlight runs from  4th September – 13th October 2012

Lesley Craze Gallery - New TalentEight new jewellery graduates from across the UK have been selected to showcase a small selection of their work at Lesley Craze Gallery, London.
This spotlight will bring together exceptional examples of innovative jewellery design and craftsmanship from emerging makers. The work ranges from delicate enamel earrings to large textile neckpieces, all of which offer fresh ideas on design, materials and technique.
Lesley Craze Gallery’s New Talent spotlight promises to be full of exciting, unusual and thoughtfully crafted pieces that will demonstrate the breath of young talent emerging from Britain today. New work from new makers who will undoubtedly be ones to watch in the future.

Featuring:  Elizabeth ArmourCarrie DickensFrancesca Flynn — Nabla Pall — Mariko SumiokaFern JellymanHeather Woof — Nicola Wilde

 Fern Jellyman necklaceFern Jellyman necklace « knot »

Heather Woof    Windswept Collection 2012 Heather Woof     Windswept Collection 2012 - hand cut titanium and mild steel. Elizabeth Armour

Francesca Flynn - Rutile Shards Brooch     Structure created using balsa wood and adhesive, coated in acrylic paint with quartz point elements.Francesca Flynn – Rutile Shards Brooch – Structure created using balsa wood and adhesive, coated in acrylic paint with quartz point elements. Carrie DickensCarrie Dickens « precious pebbles » series 2012 – sterling silver cast over slip-cast bone china, tussah silk

Mariko Sumioka "rokusyo no yane" earringsMariko Sumioka  « rokusyo no yane » earrings

 

Lesley Craze Gallery
3 – 35a Clerkenwell Green
EC1R 0DU – London
United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7608 0393
Fax: 020 7251 5655

VIDEOS :

 Elizabeth Armour – Jewellery Designer

Student Profile: Francesca Flynn – Silversmithing and Jewellery from The Glasgow School of Art

 

 

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