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09/12/2016

EXPO ‘New Tastes – Twelve New Graduates’ – Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery (UK) – 10 Nov. 2016–29 Janv. 2017

New Tastes


Twelve New Graduates

 New Tastes Twelve New Graduates - kath libbert jewellery gallery- 10th Nov - 29th Jan 2017Darcey Skelly,  Space Cows From Space)

 Twelve New Graduates
Delectable jewellery, metalwork and silversmithing! Our annual pick of the most delicious new talents selected from all across the UK and Ireland!

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, which this year celebrates twenty years at Salts Mill, Saltaire, 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. For the exhibition New Tastes Kath serves up twelve sumptuous collections cooked up by new graduates from all over the UK and Ireland:  ‘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 and metalsmiths at this formative stage in their careers.’

 
Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art -
Rob Anderson, Sheffield Hallam University - already a winner, bagging the prestigious 2016 Business Design Centre New Designer of the Year Award for his Japanese ceramic inspired ‘family’ of earthy steel vessels entitled ‘Heavy Hands’. Their meditative beauty arises from his carefully considered making process – a wonderfully tactile collection with great presence.
Hayley Brooks, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee -
Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery -
Sheng Zhang, Birmingham School of Jewellery

Room for more?

We are also delighted to serve up collections byFrancesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art; Felicity Lynden, University of Edinburgh;  Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art; Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London; Michaela Murrain, De Montfort University, Leicester, and Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art.

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Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art‘Go with the Glow’ is a taste explosion – sensual, soft to the touch jewels, in a riot of fluorescent UV reactive nylon wire, inspired by raves, laser light shows, and jellyfish!
« My jewellery is focused on exploring the multisensory experience and making tactile wearable pieces, which involve different sensory experiences such as vision, sound, and touch. The inspiration for the jewellery series “Go with the Glow” stems from capturing the moving moments in the natural world. I was deeply attracted by free-swimming marine animal. For example jellyfish, which is soft, light, and glowing with the characteristics of amazing colours. I was also fascinated by dancing, rave party and laser light show.
I developed my work by experimenting with acrylic, moving beads, UV reactive nylon wire, UV light and fluorescent paints resulting in light-weighted tactile, colourful and playful pieces. The nylon wires under UV light creates an amazing fluorescent effect and provide a pleasant visual enjoyment for the wearers and viewers. Moreover, the pieces create subtle sounds, following freely with the movements of the body. »

Education
2009-2013 | BA Jewellery and Silversmithing College of Art and Design, Beijing University of Technology
2014-2016 | MFA Jewellery and Silversmithing  Edinburgh College of Art

Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art - ‘Go with the Glow’- bangle in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts  Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art – ‘Go with the Glow’- bangle in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts 

Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art - ‘Go with the Glow’- brooch in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art - ‘Go with the Glow’- brooch in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts

Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art - ‘Go with the Glow’- pendant in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts  Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art - ‘Go with the Glow’- pendant in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts 

Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art - ‘Go with the Glow’- ring in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts   Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art – ‘Go with the Glow’- ring in acrylic, seed beads, fluorescent plastic tube and nylon wire. Photo by Shannon Tofts 

Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art
« I am inspired and intrigued by the traces left behind through dilapidation and decay and by the marks stamped on the urban environment.  And I am drawn to repeated elements that distort and change. 
I have a fine art background and this influences my approach to jewellery making. I live and work in West London and take numerous photographs of the details I discover as I walk the streets. These are incorporated into my work through mark making and drawings on my enameled surfaces.
I enjoy the challenge of working with industrial materials and traditional processes to create distinctive hand made art Jewellery. I like to work with steel and to add silver accents. I incorporate enamels and patinas to add colour but my palette is subtle and restrained. After kiln firing my enamels are deconstructed and the shiny finish is abraded. This creates richly degraded surfaces with subtle areas of hue and tone and a smooth matt finish. Where patches of bare steel are revealed they are encouraged to rust.  Each piece is unique for although I can repeat the processes there is always an element of chance and no two pieces are ever exactly the same. »

Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art. - Enamelled steel necklace on silver chain  -  : Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art. – Enamelled steel necklace on silver chain

Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art - Double enamelled steel brooch -  .: Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art – Double enamelled steel brooch

 

Michaela Murrain, De Montfort University, Leicester
« My work is all about colour, shape and repetition. The idea of taking plain white, flat pieces of fabric and manipulating them to create wearable sculpture is what excites me as a maker. I am inspired by the bold characteristics of neck adornment within African culture and from this I created my ‘Chunk and Loop’ jewellery collection where I have translated subtle elements, such as the placement of colour and scale, to create tactile, vibrant yet sophisticated, contemporary wearables. »

Michaela Murrain, De Montfort University, Leicester - ‘Chunk and Loop’ necklace in hand dyed cotton Michaela Murrain, De Montfort University, Leicester – ‘Chunk and Loop’ necklace in hand dyed cotton

 

Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London
« Drawn to the simplicity and elegance of clean lines in architectural design, Stephanie O’Leary is influenced by geometric structures which jut-out, protrude or extend from the existing ‘frame’ of their environment. Specifically scaffolding, cranes and power lines.
Scaffolding: “a temporary structure used to support the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings”.
What some may perceive as a temporary ugliness protruding out of the natural urban environment; she is drawn to its linear design, the contrast between permanence and degradation, and the transient nature of its construction.
Formed from various different components, scaffolding can be assembled in various different ways to integrate with and support a building; the structure can be assembled, disassembled, relocated and assembled again. In this sense, over time, the structure is in a constant state of flux, moving around the city.
By focussing on this dynamic, O’Leary uses universal hinges and industrial materials to create kinetic urban structures, which mimic the minimalist and fragmented aesthetic of London.
In combination with found objects, industrial and precious materials, O’Leary forms connections and links between discarded objects, material connotations and their environment in relation to urban cityscapes. »

Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London - ‘Fragments’ – necklace in enamelled copper, steel, silver with fragment pieces encased in scaffolding inspired frames on articulated wooden chain  Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London – ‘Fragments’ – necklace in enamelled copper, steel, silver with fragment pieces encased in scaffolding inspired frames on articulated wooden chain 

Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London - ‘Roof Truss Brooch’ in wood, steel and brass  Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London – ‘Roof Truss Brooch’ in wood, steel and brass 
  »Scaffolding: “a temporary structure used to support the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings”. « 

 

Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery – inspired by ballet, Chen’s delightfully playful series of rings and brooches seem alive, dancing on the body – every element of her finely manipulated metal wire mini sculptures move as the wearer moves.
« Chen Cheng believes that contemporary jewellery is interactive because it demands a response, which can either be physical or emotional. Through kinetic movement and visual interaction, her work is designed to be explored.
“My pieces invoke play. Every element is movable, and this quality enhances the physical movement of the wearer”.
Combining her own aesthetic and working style, Chen has taken inspiration from shapes and moving modes found in the human body, which are also expressed through modern and traditional ballet dancing. Applying this motion to express the mystique and magical forms of the human body was the key determining process in her jewellery design.
Using fine wire and simple metal shapes to create the minimal forms allows the audiences to pay close attention to the movement of the work. Akin to dancing, each piece’s “performance” holds its own surprise in style and character.
Chen hopes that her work will encourage the wearers to touch, feel and discover the meaning behind her work. She hopes that through a deeper appreciation of such interaction, jewellery can be better understood and more people would be able to appreciate the different expressions and styles of contemporary jewellery. »

Dancing On My Own - kinetic ring -  Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery;: Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery – Dancing On My Own – kinetic ring

  "dancing on my own" kinetic ring -  Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery;: Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery – Dancing On My Own – kinetic ring

Chen Cheng - Dancing on my own kinetic broochChen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery – Dancing On My Own – kinetic  brooch 

Chen Cheng (CN) - Dancing On My Own - kinetic ring - Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery – Dancing On My Own – kinetic  ring

 

Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art
« Through the exploration of body adornment and personal possessions my practice primarily focusses around how an object evokes personal comfort for its owner. Through interrogation of pre-owned objects and our interaction with our personal belongings, my works emphasis is on the user’s experience. By observing these interactions I question how the design of an object can entice an individual to explore the piece and how this can provoke the wearer to form a personal attachment to the item.
Producing small scale objects with close attention to detail, I question how the user will interact with each piece. Creating intricate designs that evoke engagement, generates an individual narrative upon each item through the user’s choice of how it is worn.
Exploration of traditional techniques within jewellery and metal work is integral within my practice to produce individual handmade items, which also allows myself as a maker to form a personal connection to each piece throughout its creation. »

 Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art - ‘Watchmaker’s Brooch’ – from ‘Explore’ Collection.  Worn on the inside of the jacket to reflect the significance of the user's personal choice. Brass, chain, stainless steel and corked glass vials - Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art - ‘Watchmaker’s Brooch’ – from ‘Explore’ Collection.  Worn on the inside of the jacket to reflect the significance of the user’s personal choice. Brass, chain, stainless steel and corked glass vials

‘Watchmaker’s Brooch’ - from ‘Explore’ Collection in brass, chain, stainless steel and corked glass vials - ; Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art;: Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art - ‘Watchmaker’s Brooch’ - from ‘Explore’ Collection in brass, chain, stainless steel and corked glass vials

Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art - ‘Watchmaker’s Brooch’ – from ‘Explore’ Collection in brass, chain, stainless steel and corked glass vials 

 

Darcey Skelly, National College of Art and Design, Dublin‘Voyages of the Starship Stetson’ – a collision of two iconic fictional genres, Sci-Fi and the Western, paired in a crazy creation of her own imagining. Her concept, if the Cowboys of the Old West found a way to propel themselves into Space to colonise a planet. Darcey describes herself as ‘an illustrative maker’, a storyteller who aims to show there is more to a piece than meets the eye!

 Darcey Skelly, National College of Art and Design, Dublin  Space Cows From Space - Necklace   Darcey Skelly, National College of Art and Design, Dublin  Space Cows From Space – Necklace

Sheng Zhang, Birmingham School of Jewellery – winner of the New Designers Goldsmiths’ Company Silversmithing Award 2016  is influenced by minimalist art and contemporary architecture. Shafts of light slice through finely crafted incisions in his series of supremely elegant geometric brooches and vessels – all darkly oxidised with glinting gold edges.
« Sheng Zhang is influenced by minimalist art and inspired by contemporary architecture. His passion concentrates on the exploration and expression of the relationship between internal and external spaces with significant contrasting elements such as forms, textures and colours.
The collection involves the utilisation of highlighted incisions and openings to imply and emphasise the link of internal and external space, as well as introducing light as an indicator of different spaces to allow the viewer to look through and explore the entire piece. This also strengthens the visual response, captures attention and produces curiosity for the viewer.
By employing simple geometric forms and contrasting colours, Sheng demonstrates a minimal style and visual language, which reflects his personality, philosophy and personal aesthetic.
Each piece is unique as a result of a carefully controlled and purposely structured making process. All the pieces are hand made in metal with appropriate techniques including plating and oxidising. The collection consists of functional and non-functional items. »

Sheng Zhang, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Inside Out’ – brooches in oxidised gilding metal Sheng Zhang, Birmingham School of Jewellery – ‘Inside Out’ – brooches in oxidised gilding metal

Sheng (Shawn) Zhang Brooch: Sheng Zhang Brooch – gilding metal, oxidising 2016

Felicity Lynden, University of Edinburgh - 'Ruins' necklace in resin embedded with iron oxide and steel mesh, with white metal and stainless wire Felicity Lynden, University of Edinburgh – ‘Ruins’ necklace in resin embedded with iron oxide and steel mesh, with white metal and stainless wire

 

Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art
« I am a designer, maker and jeweller based in Glasgow. My work tends to be informal, relatively un-precious and playful. I recently graduated from the design school at Glasgow School of art specialising in silversmithing and jewellery.
This work originally sprang from my love of illustrating the female form. I enjoy the long linear lines that so quickly represent a woman. With something like five strokes of a pen one can conjure a form, and a character within that form.
The subject of the nude woman is fraught with conflicts. The female form is often reductively objectified and generally devalued. I want my work to have a humour and an informality that isn’t often afforded to the subject of the naked women or indeed the discipline of jewellery »

Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art - Brass Ladies – brooches hand pierced in brass Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art – Brass Ladies – brooches hand pierced in brass

Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art - Brass Ladies – brooches hand pierced in brass - The subject of the nude woman is fraught with conflicts. The female form is often reductively objectified and generally devalued. I want my work to have a humour and an informality that isn't often afforded to the subject of the naked women or indeed the discipline of jewellery: Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art – Brass Ladies – brooches hand pierced in brass – The subject of the nude woman is fraught with conflicts. The female form is often reductively objectified and generally devalued. I want my work to have a humour and an informality that isn’t often afforded to the subject of the naked women or indeed the discipline of jewellery

Hayley Brooks, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee - the peaceful expansive landscapes of the Scottish wilds are captured in her sensitive collection of chokers and bangles – microscopic details of lichen covered rocks appear in richly textured soft silicone contrasting with sleek silver – ‘a personal souvenir – enabling the wearer to carry with them something of the peace and solace found in the Scottish landscape.’
« The Scottish landscape provides peacefulness, an opportunity to free your mind, and access to silence. A stark contrast to the every day hustle and bustle of city life. Through photography I capture things that interest me ranging from the textures and details in the rocks found at my feet to the wider expansive landscapes that give us a sense of place. I am interested in the natural reflection of the landscape in the details of the rocks – the macroscopic in the microscopic!
Through this innovative collection of contemporary jewellery I aim to raise awareness of the beauty of the Scottish landscape, as I want other people see what I can see in the rocks and stones. These immensely wearable pieces, combine alternative materials such as silicone and precious metal, and also act as a personal souvenir – enabling the wearer to carry something of the peace and solace found in the Scottish landscape. »

Hayley Brooks, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee - Choker in silicone, anodised aluminium and silver -  Hayley Brooks, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee: -  Choker in silicone, anodised aluminium and silver -

Hayley Brooks Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee – Choker in silicone, anodised aluminium and silver 

 

New Tastes introduces twelve new jewellery graduates: Wanshu Li, Edinburgh College of Art; Hayley Brooks, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee; Chen Cheng, Birmingham School of Jewellery; Rob Anderson, Sheffield Hallam University; Sheng Zhang, Birmingham School of Jewellery; Darcey Skelly, National College of Art and Design, Dublin; Francesca Lobb, Manchester School of Art; Felicity Lynden, University of Edinburgh; Freya Alder, Glasgow School of Art; Stephanie O Leary, Middlesex University, London; Michaela Murrain, De Montfort University, Leicester; Amanda Denison, Winchester School of Art.

 

KATH LIBBERT JEWELLERY GALLERY
Salts Mill, Saltaire,
Bradford BD18 3LA. – UK
Tel/Fax 01274 599790.
info@kathlibbertjewellery.c…
www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk

OPEN DAILY 10 – 5.30 MON – FRI and 10 – 6 AT WEEKENDS

 

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05/12/2016

EXCHANGE-BIJOU 1 – Marion Lebouteiller – Got the blues …..

I «got the blues» with Marion Lebouteiller, again and again … sigh ….

Elle expose actuellement à DAZZLE Exhibitions où l’on peut voir quelques-unes de ses dernières pièces en feutre … BLEU of course !

Dazzle@Oxo : We have now opened to the public at Gallery@Oxo. Come down to Oxo Tower Wharf (LONDON) to see us and visit other interesting independent retailers.

Dates 13 November 2016 to 8 January 2017.

Sepiola neckpiece - Sterling silver, handmade felt.Marion Lebouteiller – Sepiola neckpiece – Sterling silver, handmade felt.

 Sepiola neckpiece - Sterling silver, handmade felt - 2016Marion Lebouteiller  Sepiola neckpiece – Sterling silver, handmade felt – 2016 -
in LOVE with this neckpiece !!!!

 Marion Lebouteiller –  22Towards the light – brooch – Sterling silver, copper crystals, handmade felt, gold leaf, steel wire.: Marion Lebouteiller –  22Towards the light – brooch – Sterling silver, copper crystals, handmade felt, gold leaf, steel wire

« Marion explores the relationship between natural and human worlds by combining silver, gold or bronze with natural elements such as mother-of-pearl or felt. …..
I am inspired by my surroundings but also by the Japanese culture and the «Wabi-Sabi» philosophy: the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. I like leaving space to the unexpected and let the materials express themselves.
My techniques include the lost-wax casting and the casting from natural items into silver, gold or bronze but also soldering, hand piercing, traditional chasing techniques
I combine precious and non-precious metals with mother-of-pearl and textiles as I am very interested in the propensity of felt to highlight the coldness and the stiffness of metal.
 All my pieces are handmade, either one-offs or small series, using recycled or Fairmined metals wherever possible, as I am very much into the idea (and the actions) of living on this planet with a minimum impact on the environment and on the life of mining labourers. »

Marion Lebouteiller  -  ~ here is a detail of my Sepiola neckpiece  2016Marion Lebouteiller  -  ~ here is a detail of my Sepiola neckpiece  2016

Marion Lebouteiller ... And the back of the brooch !  recycled silver, felt Marion Lebouteiller … And the back of the brooch !  recycled silver, felt

Marion Lebouteiller - Multi-drops earrings Sterling silver.  ​Patinated, 24k gold leaf, lacquered. Marion Lebouteiller - Multi-drops earrings Sterling silver.  ​Patinated, 24k gold leaf, lacquered

Marion Lebouteiller - "Sepiola necklace I" - Sterling silver, felt.: Marion Lebouteiller - « Sepiola necklace I » – Sterling silver, felt

Marion Lebouteiller -  2016 - Sepiola brooch with blue felt - Sterling silver, handmade felt, steel wire: Marion Lebouteiller -  2016 – Sepiola brooch with blue felt – Sterling silver, handmade felt, steel wire

Marion Lebouteiller  Seeds studs - sterling silver, blue felt: Marion Lebouteiller  Seeds studs – sterling silver, blue felt

 

 

Dazzle@Oxo

riverside Gallery at Oxo Tower Wharf
Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH
Opening times Monday  to.Saturday10-7,Sundays 11-6,We are closed 25,26,27 December and 1 January. Closing early at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
After Christmas 11-6 daily, There will be two Private View openings on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November.

helpdesk@coinstreet.org
24-hour information line  020 7021 1686

Telephone during the exhibition 07472 105423.

 

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17/02/2016

During SCHMUCK 2016 : EXPO ‘BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT’ – 84 GHz, Munich (DE) – 25-28 Fevr. 2016

BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT

#53
Opening 25.2. 17:00 – 20:00

For Schmuck 2016 – Dialogue Collective requests the pleasure of your company in the unveiling of our latest exhibition of jewellery for the Queen. You are cordially invited to step into the royal wardrobe and honour the Queen’s favourite jewellery in Her Majesty’s boudoir. Select a crown of your choice and get dressed to impress!
London based Dialogue Collective presents a very royal installation showcasing jewellery inspired by the Tower of London’s Crown Jewels.

EXHIBITION : the Dialogue Collective. By Royal Appointment, Munich 2016:

with the participation of :   Petra BishaiIsabelle Busnel – Velvet Hart — Victoria King — Maarit Liukkonen — Darja Nikitina — Frances Safari — Natsuki Sawai — Rachel TerryMaud Traon — Sorcha Wharf — Josie Wood — Aneta Wrobel

Rachel Terry- "By Royal Appointment" 2016Rachel Terry – « By Royal Appointment » 2016

Isabelle Busnel brooches - ROYAL APPOINTMENT The Dialogue Collective: Isabelle Busnel brooches (photo Dialogue Collective)

Victoria King (brooch ?)  -  photo Yiota Vogli: Victoria King (brooch ?)  -  (photo Yiota Vogli)

Maud Traon neckpiece - photo The Dialogue Collective: Maud Traon neckpiece – (photo The Dialogue Collective)

Anet Wrobel -   - photo Yiota Vogli: Aneta Wrobel – (photo Yiota Vogli)

  'Very cross', Celebrity Bling necklace by Timothy Information Limited, as will be worn by Scrotum Clamp's Hovis at Alternative Schmuck Night! I wonder what Witchy P, Bunny, Big 1 and Scratchy will be wearing....:  ’Very cross’, Celebrity Bling necklace by Timothy Information Limited

 

 

 

84 GHz with LOT62
62 Schleißheimer Straße
80333 München
Fri – Sun 12:00-19:00

14/02/2016

During SCHMUCK 2016 : EXPO ‘SHELF LIFE’ – Vitsoe, Munich (DE) – 20 Fevr.–1er Mars 2016

 SHELF LIFE -

Work by 33 makers, staff and students of Central Saint Martins

Opening event 26.02  – 17.00 – 20.00

25.02.2016:  Talk by Lin Cheung and Naomi Filmer,   from 16.00 – 17.00h
27.02.2016: Exhibitors Tour, 11.00-12.00

« #4 on the #mjw16 #munichjewelleryweek MAP / Shelf Life shows work by 33 makers, staff and students of Central Saint Martins, BA Jewellery Design course.… »:

Shelf Life shows work by 33 makers, staff and students of Central Saint Martins, BA Jewellery Design course, showing for the first time at Vitsœ in Munich, this is the second project where staff and students display work as equals in a celebration of the diverse and lively approach to contemporary jewellery and objects. Within the breadth of possibilities, the common thread of the course is using materials and objects imaginatively and expressively in response to observations, emotions and situations.

with :   Elena Bonanomi — Caroline Broadhead — Season Cheng — Lin Cheung — Olivia Cosh Hall — Lucie Davies — Naomi FilmerMelanie Georgacopoulos — Rosie Greener — Emily Grimble — Katy Hackney — Lily Harte — Stacey Huang — Jieun Kim — Giles Last — Fan Sze Li — Holly Matthewson — Marlene McKibbin – Maria Militsi Akiko Shinzato — Ella Stern — Esna Su — Yuxi Sun — Florance Tebbutt — Anna Tuhus — Juliette van de Kerchove — Misha Venter — Max Warren — Silvia Weidenbach — Scott Wilson — Jennifer Wong — Scarlett Zhang — Hau-Wen Chien — Juliette van der Kerchove

The concept of Shelf Life is apt for this exhibition, in that it is located within the shelves of the Vitsœ showroom, using the relationship between the shelf space and the works placed on them to reflect on issues of temporality and endurance.
To shelve means to put something aside, to discard, to remove from everyday use. In contrast, we use shelves to display, as a way to draw attention to and highlight things of importance. What do we keep on our shelves? How long do we keep them there? How does the shelf life affect the thing produced? What is life like to live on the shelf? What is life beyond the shelf? Are just some of the questions we can ask.
Some of the work displayed has been made in response to projects, some self-motivated, and some in response to the idea of shelves.

The basis we work to is that jewellery is a microcosm through which to explore and express responses to the world. The course values an open-minded approach, experimentation and risk-taking, along with the more traditional skills. And we encourage jewellery design to be explored, questioned and tested out in a number of guises and contexts, with skill and imagination.
Having the chance to show work from novice and veteran practitioners, from either end of a career path, is a valuable one. It demonstrates a continuity of the subject; how ideas are taken up, reworked, tussled with and how new ideas take hold. Shelf Life gives us the opportunity to celebrate the work of staff and students and which reflects some of our diversity and achievements. / Caroline Broadhead, Course Leader of BA Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins

We are often amazed and charmed by the many different ways individuals and organisations wish to use Vitsœ’s shelves. But then this versatility is not surprising, as the 606 Universal Shelving System was designed to be discreet and to allow the content to speak.
The vibrancy of thinking and experimentation explored by the staff and students of Central Saint Martins, BA Jewellery Design course is both energising and brave. It feels natural for Vitsœ to support, both in the physical and literal sense, as this body of work challenges our thinking of how we use our shelves./ Jennie Moncur, Creative Director at Vitsœ

ShelfLife - Fan Sze LiFan Sze Li attachment

Central Saint Martins Graduation Show 2015 -  Fan Sze Fiona Li Attachments Combining hardware-store grit and playful eccentricity, Fiona’s work departs from the notion of decorative jewellery for women and instead explores masculine objects of function and practicality. Using braces and snap hooks, her pieces echo masculine construction tools and attire, fashioned in contrasting materials such as dusty pink suede and flashy gold metal. This transforms the concept of unfashionably dull hard labou: Fan Sze Li

‘Shelf Life’: BA Jewellery Design to Exhibit in Munich - Misha VENTER: Misha Venter

Akiko Shinzato Piece: Wearing Make Up, 2015 Leather, Swarovski crystals Photo by: Barney McCann Model: Alice Hurel - SHELF LIFE exhibition  -  Central Saint Martins. New Graduates 2015: Akiko Shinzato Piece: Wearing Make Up, 2015 Leather, Swarovski crystals

Esna Su - Central St. Martins: Esna Su

Lily Harte - SHELF LIFE: Lily Harte

 Melanie Georgacopoulos (or Melanie Georgacopolis  ?????): Melanie Georgacopoulos

 

Vitsoe
Türkenstraße 36
80799 -  Munich
GERMANY

Mon-Fri 10.00 – 19.00, Sat 10.00-18.00, Sun 11:00-19:00
www.csm.arts.ac.uk
tel +44 20 7514 7006
+44 20 7428 1608rupert.evansharding@vitsoe.com
n.dillon@csm.arts.ac.uk

 

 

 

02/01/2016

COUP de COEUR / COUP de BLUES : Esme PARSONS

Esme PARSONS

LOVE her « urbanisation collection« , « a collection based on the urban landscape of London, with colours inspired by graffiti seen there. »  , « A COLLECTION EXPLORING THE CHAOS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE URBAN LANDSCAPE, A PLACE THAT CAN OFTEN BE INCREDIBLY BUSY BUT VERY LONELY. CREATED USING SILVER AND ENAMEL » (ArtsThread)

Esme Parsons - 2014 -urbanisation necklace – at University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Rochester.Esme Parsons – 2014 -urbanisation necklace

Esme Parsons graduated from University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Rochester in 2014 having completed her Ba Hons degree in Silversmithing, Goldsmithing and Jewellery, since then Esme has moved to Edinburgh to take up a post as Artist-in-Residence at Edinburgh College of Art.
Esme takes inspiration from urban spaces to create industrial miniatures of the city to be worn on the body.
Esme specialised in enamelling and is a member of the Guild of Enamelers and the British Society of Enamelers, but she also specialised in acid etch, of which all her designs are hand drawn.

« this is a range of jewellery created for my Final Major Project at UCA Rochester, the range is based on the urban landscape examining areas that usually go unnoticed or are deemed unsightly, such as barbed fencing, satellite dishes, scaffolding… with colours inspired by the vibrant colours of graffiti, posters, and road markings. i find the diversity of urban areas an endless source of inspiration, and amazing places to explore. all my work is hand made as i believe in the preservation of craft through hand made objects. »

Esme Parsons -Urbanisation earrings: Esme Parsons – Urbanisation earrings

Esme Parsons brooch from the urbanisation collection  Esme Parsons - 2014 – urbanisation brooch

Esme Parsons - 2014 - urbanisation broochEsme Parsons – 2014 – urbanisation brooch

Esme Parsons -Urbanisation  pendants: Esme Parsons - Urbanisation  pendants

Esme Parsons - Urbanisation  ring Esme Parsons – Urbanisation  ring

Esme Parsons  www.esmeparsonsjewellery.com: Esme Parsons urban brooch

Esme Parsons -   Blue Boxy Urbanisation brooch  sterling silver, steel pin, enamel  2015  -  https://www.facebook.com/esmeparsonsjewellery: Esme Parsons -   Blue Boxy Urbanisation brooch  sterling silver, steel pin, enamel  2015 

Esme Parsons -   cobalt Blue Urbanisation Brooch  sterling silver, steel pin, enamel  2015  - https://www.facebook.com/esmeparsonsjewellery: Esme Parsons -   cobalt Blue Urbanisation Brooch  sterling silver, steel pin, enamel  2015

01/11/2015

EXPO ‘DARK MATTER’ – Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery (UK) – 12 Nov. 2015–28 Janv. 2016

DARK MATTER


A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY WITH ELEVEN NEW GRADUATES
12th Nov – 28th Jan 2016

Dark Matter - Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery

We invite you to join us on an atmospheric journey to the far flung future frontiers of contemporary jewellery and metalsmithing….Be captivated by a cosmos where curious enamelled critters scuttle, inky black geodes split to reveal shimmering interiors and space ship shaped brooches lift off…
Based at Salts Mill since 1996, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery is renowned for its annual exhibition of the most promising new graduate talents carefully chosen from across the UK and Ireland’s universities. In past years many of the graduates she has selected have gone on to gain national and international acclaim, becoming recognised, collectable art jewellers. 
Curator Kath Libbert who selected the eleven artists says ‘I always look for individuality and a fresh approach and the work of this year’s graduates is sure to surprise and stimulate! I’m delighted to provide a launch pad for these young artists who I believe have what it takes to develop successful careers.’

This year’s selection destined for meteoric success is:

Maliha Khan, Glasgow School of Art, explores the concept of visual escapism crafting mysterious blackened balsa wood brooches and pendants breaking open to reveal bursts of colour.

Maliha Khan - Glasgow School of Art Degree Show at New Designers 2015.  ©: Maliha Khan – ‘Hinged Azurite’ brooch in oxidized white metal, balsa wood, ink and oil paint

Rosie Clayden, University of Brighton, is fascinated by the intricacies of jewellery. Her exquisitely crafted series of modern day ‘Poison Rings’ with tiny hinges and hidden openings, some also containing an Antidote in case of a change of heart, are darkly, dangerously intriguing.

Genevieve Howard, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, a musician and a jeweller, has devised a way to translate her favourite music into tactile, three dimensional wearable neckpieces and bracelets. A graphic notation from scores of music is laser cut from Japanese paper and carefully assembled to mirror the sequence of each score.

  Genevieve Howard, National College of Art and Design, Dublin - enevieve The ‘Kapustin’ bangle from 700 pieces of laser cut Japanese linen card:  Genevieve Howard, National College of Art and Design, Dublin – enevieve The ‘Kapustin’ bangle from 700 pieces of laser cut Japanese linen card

Elisavet Messi, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, starts with a single strand of wire and using her own specially invented tools and processes she distorts and compresses over thirty feet of silver or gold wire into each of her geometrically structured rings.

Elisavet Messi jewellery - The uncanny  collection: Elisavet Messi jewellery – The uncanny  collection « …creating sharp geometrical structures out of meters & meters of compressed wire. A method that demanded the development of my own tools »

Megan Falconer, Duncan of JordanstoneCollege of Art and Design, Dundee, investigates and interprets the natural decay and erosion of the landscape. Using rocks from areas of natural erosion, she crafts her own hammer heads which are in turn used to raise, planish and texture silver vessels, thus creating a unique connection between the found object, the tool it makes and each of her vessels.

MEGAN FALCONER  - Three rock brooches in silver and oxidised silver: Megan FALCONER  – Three rock brooches in silver and oxidised silver

Melissa Morgan, Hereford College of Art, makes wearable ‘sci-fi’ sculptures influenced by the aesthetics of the 70s and 80s. Working in metal and vitreous enamel, her etched brooches reflect spontaneity in design, coupled with a detailed figurative narrative.

Melissa Morgan -  '5 Tones' brooch in gilding metal and nickel: Melissa Morgan -  ’5 Tones’ brooch in gilding metal and nickel

Mark Newman, NationalCollege of Art and Design, Dublinhas created a series of dark and brooding brooches, ‘Harbouring Memory’, inspired by memory loss and the yearning to connect with the past. He uses the visual metaphors of distorted net patterns and weathered enamel to reference the fading and loss of memory.

 Mark Newman - ‘Harbouring Memory’ large square blue brooch in copper, vitreous enamel and steel: Mark Newman – ‘Harbouring Memory’ large square blue brooch in copper, vitreous enamel and steel

Ieva Mikutaite, Glasgow School of Art, loves exploring kinetics and incorporating elements of movement, transformation, repetition and multiplication into her playful and engaging jewellery collection. She aims to transport the wearer back to their childhood: a time when things seem strange and curious, a time when almost everything is a game.

Ieva Mikutaite Brooch: Expanding, 2015 Gold plated silver three views: Ieva Mikutaite,   Expanding bracelet, 2015 Gold plated silver – three views - Her most recent work is inspired by dandelion seeds

Jocelyn He, School of Jewellery, Birmingham is inspired by nature and plants and creates otherworldly three dimensional seed pod brooches. Fine filaments of steel encase hand water coloured paper petals in delicate pastel shades to create her exquisite feminine collection of jewellery.

JOCELYN HE   ‘Blooming’ brooches in hand painted paper and steel: Jocelyn HE   ‘Blooming’ brooches in hand painted paper and steel

Joanna Witcher, MiddlesexUniversity, London. Her collection ‘Urban Degeneration’ features aspects of growth or decay and sometimes the correlation between the two. Her dramatic deeply etched blackened brass and rubber neckpieces and bangles make a bold urban punk statement!

JOANNA WITCHER ‘Urban Degeneration’ neckpiece in etched brass and rubber: Joanna WITCHER ‘Urban Degeneration’ neckpiece in etched brass and rubber

Beatrice Wall, Hereford College of Art has crafted a collection of beetles that look like they could exist on Mars…. curious, cute critters with shiny enamelled carapaces and startling haircuts!!

Beatrice Wall - ‘Foxy’ enamelled copper and fur: Beatrice Wall - ‘Foxy’ enamelled copper and fur

 

 

 

 

KATH LIBBERT JEWELLERY GALLERY
Salts Mill, Saltaire,
Bradford BD18 3LA. – UK
Tel/Fax 01274 599790.
info@kathlibbertjewellery.c…
www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk

OPEN DAILY 10 – 5.30 MON – FRI and 10 – 6 AT WEEKENDS

 

 

03/09/2015

EXPO ‘ARCHITECTURAL JEWELS’ – Studio Fusion Gallery, London (UK) – 5 Sept.-24 Oct. 2015

ARCHITECTURAL JEWELS

5 September – 24 October 2015

This exhibition showcases the different ways that artists have translated architectural forms into a wearable objects.

 Human structures have an undoubtedly powerful presence in our lives which goes beyond the buildings, physical space and structures. The jewellery pieces presented in this exhibition are related to architecture in different ways, the translation of architectural forms into a wearable objects; the contrast of scale between buildings and the human body; and for several of our artists – the transition from architect to jeweller.

 Vasia Pachi  brooch Vasia Pachi  brooch – collection « Inhabiting structures- Inhabited bodies »

Vasia Pachi stainless steel and acrylic  bracelet Vasia Pachi stainless steel and acrylic  bracelet - collection « Inhabiting structures- Inhabited bodies ».

Vasia Pachi stainless steel and acrylic  braceletVasia Pachi stainless steel and acrylic  bracelet – collection « Inhabiting structures- Inhabited bodies ».

VASIA PACHI, originally a professional architect, has always been intrigued and inspired by the observation of the forms and shapes, the spatial compositions as well as the architecture of the human constructions. In her work the strong combination of materials and colours that represent the architectural elements and human structures – initially lifeless and empty, and potentially diminished to conform to the human scale – come to life when they interact with the human body.

In contrast, HAN-CHIEH CHUANG, looks for elements that have come from the Taiwanese agriculture and the traditional buildings found in old farming villages. Her pieces express the strength of emotion she has to her homeland through the use of rich colours and textures, exploring and controlling the layers and forms to narrate her stories.

EXPO 'ARCHITECTURAL JEWELS' - Studio Fusion Gallery, London (UK) - 5 Sept.-24 Oct. 2015 dans Exposition/Exhibition Chuang_1Han-Chieh Chuang brooches

Han-Chien Chuang's red enamel and silver 'Brick' jewellery.Han-Chien Chuang‘s red enamel and silver ‘Brick’ jewellery.

Han-Chien Chuang's red enamel and silver 'Brick' jewellery - broochHan-Chien Chuang‘s red enamel and silver ‘Brick’ jewellery – brooch

NIKI STYLIANOU also trained as an architect, and what challenges her is the process of making order out of chaos. Starting with an ‘archetype’, often an ordinary and overlooked everyday object, she creates extraordinary textural pieces that have an amazing rhythm and order within the detailed structures that are designed to clothe the body.

NikiStylianou necklaceNiki Stylianou necklace

NikiStylianou rubber and thread collars and brooches Niki Stylianou rubber and thread  brooch

Niki Stylianou rubber and thread  broochNiki Stylianou rubber and thread  brooch

 

 

Studio Fusion Gallery
Unit 1:06 Oxo Tower Wharf,
Bargehouse Street,
London SE1 9PH

Tel/Fax: +44 (0)20 7928 3600
Email: info@studiofusiongallery.co.uk

 

25/08/2015

COUP de COEUR … Carrie Dickens

Carrie Dickens

Discovered thanks to MARZEE graduation show 2015 where her jewels are presented ….

And on her page on RCA (Royal College of Art) work 2015, it begins PERFECTLY for me : « It all begins with touch. »
and on her website, the same : « jewellery that touches back »

« I believe the physical ‘touch’ of jewellery has powerful potential to change the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us. My work investigates tactile potential, especially for soothing comfort: I aim for sense-full surfaces, nuzzling and strokeable textures, enveloping experience. I aim for jewellery that touches back. »

OOOOH YES !!! sooo important notion for me !

« This exploration follows directly from the research I undertook for my MA dissertation and my experimental installation which invited people to ‘wear’ pebbles suspended from the ceiling.  With this series I’m aiming for a nurturing, nestling, comforting nuzzle. »

Marzee graduation show 2015 - Carrie Dickens - Royal College of Art, Londonat Marzee graduation show 2015Carrie Dickens – Royal College of Art, London (photo Koen Jacobs Jewellery)

 

 Carrie Dickens Carrie Dickens

Carrie Dickens - untitled necklace,  - nylon, sterling silver, magnets 300 x 300 x 100mmCarrie Dickens - untitled necklace,  – nylon, sterling silver, magnets 300 x 300 x 100mm

 chip II (on my shoulder), Carrie Dickens nylon, sterling silver, magnets 100 x 70 x 70mmCarrie Dickens- chip II (on my shoulder), nylon, sterling silver, magnets 100 x 70 x 70mm

 Carrie Dickens - long brooch, nylon, sterling silver 400 x 60 x 40 mm Carrie Dickens – long brooch, nylon, sterling silver 400 x 60 x 40 mm

 

27/06/2015

DECOUVERTE/COUP de COEUR ….. Rachel BLAIR from Glasgow School of Art

Rachel BLAIR

Rachel Blair – A Sense of Place
Rachel is a recent graduate from the Glasgow School of Art, 2015 (Degree Show 2015). She is a Jeweller, designer, maker from the Northern Isles of Orkney.  She is interested in creating pieces with contain balance in material and tension. Her work is an expression of her constant longing for a sense of belonging. She is interested in the phycology of attachment to place and the memories and thoughts alluded from the feeling of belonging. Her work this past year has been focussed on the idea of a ‘sense of place’, through this she has been investigating her own honesty. Her pieces are true to the original materials; she does not try to conceal construction. The sensitivity of the fragile papers held in by pressure and tension create uneasiness, however aesthetically beautiful.

Rachel Blair  - "overwhelmed" folded brooch -  white metal & ink stained paperRachel Blair  – « overwhelmed » folded brooch -  white metal & ink stained paper

Rachel Blair  - detail of "overwhelmed" folded brooch -  white metal & ink stained paperRachel Blair  – detail of « overwhelmed » folded brooch -  white metal & ink stained paper

« My pieces are mainly constructed from silver and gold wire frames with tension set wound papers. These papers are all hand dyed and wound individually to create intricate patterns incorporating the flaws and ripples. I uses papers to create pieces that have a sense of preciousness, papers that are usually worthless, but when manipulated and set in a precious setting have a much greater meaning. By using paper, my pieces have a limited lifetime. It is the wearing away of the precious papers within a materially precious band that is the interest. The piece is always under tension and stress, but aesthetically complete. » Rachel Blair

Rachel BlairRachel Blair Neckpiece: Held’ Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary, 2015 – Yellow metal, white metal & ink stained papers – 18 x 45 x3 cm – Photo by: Rachel Blair

She has been working closely with drawing materials in her pieces. Drawing is an integral part of her design process. It is the love of the tangibility and immediacy of a sketchbook, and how private and controlled a sketchbook can be; that is the catalyst to transfer those qualities into her work conceptually and aesthetically. Her pieces are constructed from silver and gold wire frames with tension set papers. These are hand dyed and wound individually to create intricate patterns within the layers. She uses papers to create pieces that have a duality of preciousness, papers that are usually worthless, but when manipulated and set in a precious setting have a much greater meaning. By using paper, her pieces have a limited lifetime. It is the wearing away of the precious papers within a materially precious band that is the interest. The piece is always under tension and stress, but aesthetically complete.

« I have been teaching Rachel Blair at Glasgow for the past four years and have watched how her work has grown in confidence and skill.
Her degree body of work focuses on her love of her home, Orkney. The work explores ways of capturing a sense of place and communicating visually her connections to the island. From this exploration of emotions and memories colour and material exploration has become a key component of her work. Through a thorough research investigation into paper and the use of colour Rachel has created complex yet simple pieces using ink and paper. Gradients of colour, washes of blues and browns create warmth and detail in tightly bound paper structures. This is an unconventional choice of materials within a jewellery degree and showcases Rachel’s efforts to challenge convention. Jonathan Mathew Boyd, Lecturer Glasgow School of Art, 2015«   (Glasgow School of Art 2015 Degree show)

Rachel Blair - 1st visual "shock" when entering on her website/gallery !Rachel Blair - 1st visual « shock » when entering on her website/gallery !

 Rachel Blair -  "overwhelmed" ripple brooch -   - white metal & ink stained paperRachel Blair -  « overwhelmed » ripple brooch -   white metal & ink stained paper

Rachel Blair- reverse of "overwhelmed" ripple brooch -   white metal & ink stained paperRachel Blair- reverse of « overwhelmed » ripple brooch -   white metal & ink stained paper

Rachel Blair jewellery - Bound neckpiece  - white metal & ink stained tapeRachel Blair jewellery – Bound neckpiece  – white metal & ink stained tape

Rachel Blair - Bound neckpiece detailRachel Blair – Bound neckpiece detail

Rachel BlairRachel Blair - Glasgow degree show 2015

Rachel Blair. Glasgow School of Art. New Graduates 2015.  - Neckpiece: Honesty, 2015 White metal, ink stained papers 5 x 7 x 7 cm Photo by: Rachel BlairRachel Blair. Glasgow School of Art. New Graduates 2015.  – Neckpiece: Honesty, 2015 White metal, ink stained papers 5 x 7 x 7 cm Photo by: Rachel Blair

 Rachel Blair Brooch: Restricted' Deep Yellow, 2015 White metal, ink stained papers 8 x 8 x 4 cm Photo by: Rachel Blair Rachel Blair Brooch: Restricted’ Deep Yellow, 2015 White metal, ink stained papers 8 x 8 x 4 cm Photo by: Rachel Blair

13/06/2015

EXPO ‘Black on Black’ – Manchester Art Gallery (GB) – 20 Juin-9 Oct. 2015

 « Black on Black » held in the Manchester Art Gallery from 20 June to 9 October 2015

Curated by Jo Bloxham

Black on Black

with :  Karin JohanssonJorge ManillaGeorg DoblerMelanie IsverdingAgnes LarssonSondra ShermanBettina SpecknerTore SvenssonKarin SeufertPatricia DominguesJulia Maria KünnapStephen BottomleyLore LangendriesJivan Astfalck Philip Sajet – Florian LadstaetterJose Antonio Moralejo

 Sondra Sherman - Rorschach Corsage: Belladonna II, 2015 steel, 750auSondra Sherman - Rorschach Corsage: Belladonna II, 2015 steel, 750au
Sondra Sherman will show 3 brooches from the ‘Rorschach Corsage’ series.

Sondra Sherman  BACK VIEW w/o pin stem Rorschach Corsage: Papaver Somniferum, Brooch 2015 steelSondra Sherman  BACK VIEW w/o pin stem Rorschach Corsage: Papaver Somniferum, Brooch 2015 steel

Jose Antonio Moralejo - rings - 'Black on Black" exhibition at Manchester Art GalleryJose Antonio Moralejo – rings

Lore LangendriesLore Langendries brooch

Philip Sajet - black ring  (& red neckpiece)Philip Sajet – black ring  (& red neckpiece)(photo The Morning Bark)

 

 Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester M2 3JL  – UK
Tel: 0161 235 8888

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