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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. 

 

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