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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

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

 

01/01/2015

COUP de COEUR : Amy Peace-Buzzard – selected for TALENTE 2015

Amy Peace-Buzzard -  selectionnée pour TALENTE 2015

[Talente-Award presentation 2015 : 14 March 2015  16:30, Halle B1 Main stage of IHM (Internationalen Handwerksmesse Munich)]

« There is a brutal transience in our fragile surroundings. Things fade and deteriorate. Over time we repair and mend. A fresh coat of paint, a crack filled. Inevitably these fixes themselves deteriorate, but in this we gain something new, something different from the original. Amy Peace-Buzzard’s jewellery reflects a sense of the lost and forgotten. Fascinated by objects that show a battered life: proudly displaying their impermanence, but going unnoticed, she focuses on a balance of the resilient with fragility. How we protect the damaged or allow it to continue alone in its decline. As much as time deteriorates, there will always remain a sense of what was once there.  »
Amy Peace-Buzzard  2014

BA (Hons) Degree, Jewellery and Silversmithing- School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK | September 2011- July 2014

Forgotten shadows – 2014

Amy Peace Buzzard - Forgotten shadows - 2014Amy Peace Buzzard – Forgotten shadows – 2014

Amy Peace-Buzzard. - 2014.  selectionnée pour TALENTE 2015Amy Peace Buzzard – (Birmingham City University, UK) Forgotten shadows – 2014 – Ring – Silver, Shibuichi, Silicone and Wax

Amy Peace-Buzzard. - 2014. Ring | Silver, Shibuichi, Silicone and Wax.Amy Peace-Buzzard. – 2014. Ring | Silver, Shibuichi, Silicone and Wax.

Amy Peace-Buzzard. - 2014. Ring - Silver, Shibuichi, Silicone and Wax.Amy Peace-Buzzard. – 2014. Ring – Silver, Shibuichi, Silicone and Wax.

Amy Peace Buzzard - Forgotten shadows - ring - 2014 - silver, shibuichi, silicone & waxAmy Peace Buzzard - Forgotten shadows – ring – 2014 – silver, shibuichi, silicone & wax

Amy Peace-Buzzard - 2014.Amy Peace-Buzzard – 2014 – neckpiece

Amy Peace Buzzard - Forgotten shadows - 2014 - silver, shibuichi, silicone & waxAmy Peace Buzzard – Forgotten shadows – 2014 – silver, shibuichi, silicone & wax – detail

Amy Peace Buzzard - Forgotten shadows - 2014 - silver, shibuichi, silicone & waxAmy Peace Buzzard – Forgotten shadows – 2014 – silver, shibuichi, silicone & wax – detail

Amy Peace-Buzzard - 2013 ringAmy Peace-Buzzard. – 2013. – ring, silicone, card & wax

15/12/2014

COUP de COEUR : Natalie Lee ‘Wired Wearables’

Classé dans : BIAD Birmingham (UK),COUP DE COEUR,Grande-Bretagne (UK),Natalie LEE (UK) — bijoucontemporain @ 2:30

decouverte at « YOUTH MOVEMENT »

YOUTH MOVEMENT! NINE NEW GRADUATES -  ( bangle by Natalie Lee, a graduate from Birmingham School of Jewellery.)YOUTH MOVEMENT! NINE NEW GRADUATES -  ( bangle by Natalie Lee)

Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery, 1st Class Honours, crafts Wired Wearables a collection of dramatic arm and neckpieces. An extension of her drawings, the fluid lines in steel are skilfully manipulated using a PUK welder and then enamelled in deep greys with highlights of powder blue and mauve. The continuous play of light and shadow the pieces cast when worn “symbolise the transit of time, a progression representing both the past and the future.” she says.

September 2011- July 2014 : BA (Hons) Degree, Jewellery & Silversmithing, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK.

Natalie Lee - Drawing with Wire - sculptural neckpiece with abstract 3D shapes Natalie Lee – Drawing with Wire – sculptural neckpiece with abstract 3D shapes

Drawing with line, Natalie’s work centres around encapsulating narrative concepts; using her own photographs and line drawings as basis for generating shapes, Natalie works in a spontaneous manner which is apparent from the end result. Using a PUK welder, a tool to weld two pieces of wire together, she manipulates wire as a line, effectively drawing with the PUK welder; drawing 3D linear shapes which hold a personal memory of her own.
Natalie’s jewellery features as a series of wearable sketches, creating a collection of moving shadows on the body, The play of light and shadow symbolising the transit of time, a progression representing both the past and future, The personal journey narrated through the pieces concerns a transformation from one phase of life to another; a move which is manifest geographically, The commencement of the journey is now forgotten and the destination yet to be realised; the shadows, colour and light represent moments of the journey. These fragments are juxtaposed and presented as a continuous line/series of shapes.
The past is coloured black, a colour of mourning for the past, The use of light blue and white is in direct contrast; colours which are more positive and open in their symbolism, indicating the future and her ambitions. (KathLibbert Jewellery Gallery – Youth Mouvement)

Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelledNatalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery – ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled

Natalie Lee, ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled  Natalie Lee, ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Wired Wearables’ – pendant in steel and enamel, modelledNatalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery – ‘Wired Wearables’ – pendant in steel and enamel, modelled

Natalie lee - drawing with wire piece off the bodyNatalie Lee - drawing with wire piece off the body

Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Wired Wearables’ – bangle in steel and enamelNatalie Lee  - ‘Wired Wearables’ – bangle in steel and enamel

Natalie Lee - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing aka Jewellery Design and Related Products - Graduate 2014 - School of Jewellery www.schoolofjewellery.co.ukNatalie Lee - BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing aka Jewellery Design and Related Products – Graduate 2014 -

06/12/2014

DECOUVERTE : Karen Elizabeth Donovan – titanium from the Highlands

Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Edinburgh College of Art, MA Distinction (june 2014), masterfully moves that hardest of metals titanium to create exquisite filigree-like necklaces bracelets and Highland Clan brooches gently tinted in blues, greens and golds. Scotland’s rich social history, its flora, and the materiality of titanium are her inspiration: “Plants define the character of a Nation or place. In Vermont, where I was born, we define ourselves by the Maple Tree. In Scotland we are often defined by the Thistle…..Titanium has a certain feel to it; a noise it makes when I brush my hand across it, and a smell it creates when I pierce, file and sand it. It is lightweight, strong, durable, and springy. It presents challenges to overcome and work around. It is sensual and it is home.

Karen Elizabeth Donovan - 2014 Chain No. 1, Titanium - masters degree workKaren Elizabeth Donovan – 2014 Chain No. 1, Titanium – masters degree work

Karen Elizabeth Donovan - 2014 Chain No. 1, Titanium - masters degree work - detailKaren Elizabeth Donovan – 2014 Chain No. 1, Titanium – masters degree work- detail

Karen Elizabeth Donovan - 2014 Lace, Titanium  - masters degree work Karen Elizabeth Donovan -  2014 Lace, Titanium  – masters degree work

Karen Elizabeth Donovan - 2014 Silver, Titanium and Sterling Silver - masters degree workKaren Elizabeth Donovan - 2014 Silver, Titanium and Sterling Silver – masters degree work

Karen Elizabeth Donovan - 2014 Overgrown, Titanium, Niobium and Silver - masters degree workKaren Elizabeth Donovan – 2014 « Overgrown », Titanium, Niobium and Silver – masters degree work

Karen Elizabeth Donovan - 2014 Highland Clan Badges: Murray, Titanium and SteelKaren Elizabeth Donovan – 2014 Highland Clan Badges: Murray, Titanium and Steel

Karen Elizabeth Donovan - 2014 - MacDonald clan badge shown with heather Karen Elizabeth Donovan -  MacDonald clan badge shown with heather  – How I envisioned them being used. With the concept of my Highland Clan Badges being used to identify the clan a person come from based on the plant they are wearing, these invite the wearer to pick their on sprig of Heather, Myrtle or Juniper!

29/11/2014

EXPO ‘FINDING – Central St Martins BA Jewellery design’ – The Foundling Museum, London (UK) – 14 Nov. 2014 – 30 Janv. 2015

FINDING
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS BA JEWELLERY DESIGN
a project at THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM
  FINDING CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS BA JEWELLERY DESIGN Finding is a project by eight students and three members of staff of the BA Jewellery Design course at Central Saint Martins with the aim of explore the archives and the museum’s collections of the Foundling Hospital. With this starting point each artist developed a piece that represents the opposite feelings that the collection awoke
 
with : Caroline Broadhead, Lin Cheung, Fiona Chong, Gabriella Garnham, Rosie Greener, Haya Luttfullah, Maria Militsi, Wizal Xinyn Wang, Harriet Williams, Pnyuan Yang, Scarlett Zhang
 
The history of the Foundling Hospital is rich and engaging. It is of especial interest to those eager to explore the power of objects to denote an emotional connection. The main aim of this project was to use the collection to initiate creative responses and through this exhibition to contribute to a growing awareness of the Museum’s significance. Eight students and three members of staff of the BA Jewellery Design course at Central Saint Martins have explored the archives and the museum’s collections to develop ideas for a piece of jewellery. Another aim of this extra curricula project was to have a chance for students and staff to work together as equals. In addition, the project included two ‘Tokens of Identity’ workshops, conceived by the jewellery students and delivered to schoolchildren from Maria Fidelis School and Haverstock School, which allowed them the opportunity to impart their findings and enthusiasms to younger learners.
There are many narratives about the Foundling Hospital’s history that are compelling, strong themes of abandonment, regimented living, the lack of intimacy and affection, loss of identity and systems of renaming. The central part of the museum’s collection are the tokens that were left as a lasting, but largely undisclosed, connection of a parent to a child and these are eloquent mementos of their separation. These range from buttons, coins, keys, snippets of ribbon and textiles and even bits of jewellery, all of which could have served to unite a parent and a child long after babyhood. With such a wealth of stories it is impossible not to compare present day attitudes and circumstances to these histories and our discussions have included changes in attitude towards children then and now and how different countries take care of their abandoned children.
Jewellers have a strong awareness of the ability of small, closely held objects to convey the value of a relationship, a locket containing a portrait or lock of hair, a piece that has been gifted or handed down are classic examples. Each participant has produced a piece that expresses both the positive and the negative feelings the collection elicits – of abandonment and belonging, uniformity and individuality, the loss of identity and the chance for a new life. 
 
 Fiona Chong Neckpiece: Revalued, 2014 Brass, copper, aluminium, nylon  .Fiona Chong Neckpiece: Revalued, 2014 Brass, copper, aluminium, nylon
Inspired by the foundling tokens, I focused on the way marks can express loss and act as distinctive identifiers. I embossed scrap pieces of metal, collected from our school’s jewellery workshop, with quotes from the Foundling Voices interviews with former pupils and made each into an individual piece of jewellery.
 Gabriella Garnham Piece: Who Are We?, 2014 Engraved, Silver plated brass . Gabriella Garnham Piece: Who Are We?, 2014 Engraved, Silver plated brass In the eighteenth century foundlings were unable to discover their real identity. As technology has developed, I imagined how this might change in the future; a child might receive their DNA markers at birth, represented by a unique sequence of Emojicons, which would then be traceable.

 Lin Cheung Piece: Pinpoint, 2014 Giclée print Lin Cheung Piece: Pinpoint, 2014 Giclée print Secure but easily undone, the pins that held the textile tokens in the billet books, inspired me to have one tattooed on my body – a permanent attachment that cannot be undone

 Puyuan Yang Piece: X, 2014 Found rubber ball Puyuan Yang Piece: X, 2014 Found rubber ball I thought the cross that substituted a signature on one of the registry documents summed up the lack of clear identity of a foundling and marked the estrangement from their past. I found objects in the street and reworked them into crosses, this one from a rubber ball.

 Scarlett Zhang Necklace: Nothing to Hold on to, 2014 Gold Plated Brass, leather.Scarlett Zhang Necklace: Nothing to Hold on to, 2014 Gold Plated Brass, leather Each foundling left the Foundling Hospital with a small suitcase with few possessions. These were the start of a new life, which may have been difficult without the emotional strength to manage this. To reference this, the suitcase and its handle are separate on my necklace.

 

THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM
40 Brunswick Square
WC1N 1AZ -  London
UNITED KINGDOM
Mail: a.yardley@csm.arts.ac.uk

Admission £7.50 (Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00-17:00, Sunday: 11:00-17:00, Mondays: Closed)

Catalogue edited by Lin Cheung and introduction by Caroline Broadhead.

  catalogue edited by Lin Cheung and introduction by Caroline Broadhead.

01/11/2014

EXPO ‘YOUTH MOVEMENT!’ – Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery (UK) – 13 Nov. 2014 – 25 janv. 2015

YOUTH MOVEMENT ! NINE NEW GRADUATES -

Meet the Contemporary Jewellery World’s Next Generation!

THURSDAY 13TH NOV 6PM – 9PM

MANY OF THE GRADUATES WILL BE PRESENT AND DELIGHTED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THEIR WORK.
15% OFF ALL PURCHASES MADE ON THE NIGHT! -
FOR A FULL YOUTH MOVEMENT! CATALOGUE PLEASE SEE : www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk

 YOUTH MOVEMENT! NINE NEW GRADUATES -  ( bangle by Natalie Lee, a graduate from Birmingham School of Jewellery.)( bangle by Natalie Lee, a graduate from Birmingham School of Jewellery.)

Meet the Contemporary Jewellery World’s Next Generation:
Beth Spowart, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee; Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin; Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Edinburgh College of Art; Rebecca E Smith, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee; Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery; Prudence Horrocks, Edinburgh College of Art; Lindsay Hill, Glasgow School of Art; Georgia Rose West, Colchester School of Art and Design, University of Essex; Rosie Deegan, Nottingham Trent University.

 ‘Overgrown’ – neckpiece in titanium, niobium and precious white metal by Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Edinburgh College of Art.Karen Elizabeth Donovan – ‘Overgrown’ – neckpiece in titanium, niobium & precious white metal - Edinburgh College of Art.

 Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Edinburgh College of Art; ‘Highland Clan Badges: Murray’ in titanium and steel, modelled - Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery -YOUTH MOVEMENT!Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Edinburgh College of Art; ‘Highland Clan Badges: Murray’ in titanium and steel, modelled ‘Flawless’ – ring in oxidised silver with kinetic cubic zirconia by Lindsay Hill, Glasgow School of Art.Lindsay Hill – ‘Flawless’ – ring in oxidised silver with kinetic cubic zirconia – Glasgow School of Art.

 Lindsay Hill, Glasgow School of Art - ‘Three Stone’ – brooch in oxidised silver with kinetic cubic zirconiaLindsay Hill, Glasgow School of Art – ‘Three Stone’ – brooch in oxidised silver with kinetic cubic zirconia‘Lust in Found - Skip’ forced perspective skip brooch - powder coated steel and copper, magnets and found objects by Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Jaki Coffey – ‘Lust in Found – Skip’ forced perspective skip brooch – powder coated steel and copper, magnets & found objects – National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin - ‘Lust in Found - Skips’ - 9 flat, forced perspective Skip Brooches - powder coated copper, magnetic backs and magnetic found object 'rubbish'Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin – ‘Lust in Found – Skips’ – 9 flat, forced perspective Skip Brooches – powder coated copper, magnetic backs and magnetic found object ‘rubbish

Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin - ‘Lust in Found - Pip, Pippet & Bob neckpieces with option of attaching skip brooch via hidden magnet : gold plated copper, found objects, magnets Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin – ‘Lust in Found – Pip, Pippet & Bob neckpieces with option of attaching skip brooch via hidden magnet : gold plated copper, found objects, magnets

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery is delighted to introduce Nine New Graduates buzzing on our radar this year.
Technology meets art meets jewellery in this amazing collection that includes Smart Materials colour changing jewellery; Fill Your Own bright yellow Skip Brooches; kinetic gemstone rings; tough titanium Highland Clan Thistle Brooches; Wired Wearables – dramatic neckpieces and bangles drawn in steel – just a few of the visual treats created by this year’s New Wave!
Based at Salts Mill since 1996, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery is renowned for its annual pick of the crop of new talents from across the UK’s universities. Curator Kath Libbert who selected the nine 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!’
Moving Onwards and Upwards:
Beth Spowart, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee – 1st Class Honours, uses Smart Materials to create innovative jewellery which interacts uniquely with each individual wearer by changing colours through the stimulus of their body heat – an exciting experience for the wearer and definitely a conversation opener!
Jaki Coffey, National College of Art and Design, Dublin – 1st Class Honours, loves searching out treasure in skips and uses this as her inspiration for a series of funky bright yellow impeccably made powder coated copper Skip Brooches – the wearer then chooses what to fill up their Skip with from a selection of colourful ‘rubbish’ – becoming the curator of their own jewellery and making a provocative poke at our notions of preciousness!
Rebecca E Smith, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee – 1st Class Honours, discovered 300 wonderful love letters sent between her grandparents during World War ll and wanted as a testament to both this love story and to the power of letter writing, now a lost art, to create sentimental one off brooches, earrings and necklaces capturing the original handwriting, old photographs and vintage colours in a subtle palette of enamels. On an interactive note, Rebecca invites visitors to this exhibition to let her create jewellery capturing their own personal artefacts.
Lindsay Hill, Glasgow School of Art, BA Honours, employs advanced digital technologies to set stones kinetically in her striking rings whose bold symmetrical lines are also inspired by the facets on the gemstones they house. Both supremely elegant and great fun – the glinting gem tilts backwards and forwards as you move!
Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery, 1st Class Honours, crafts Wired Wearables a collection of dramatic arm and neckpieces. An extension of her drawings, the fluid lines in steel are skilfully manipulated using a PUK welder and then enamelled in deep greys with highlights of powder blue and mauve. The continuous play of light and shadow the pieces cast when worn “symbolise the transit of time, a progression representing both the past and the future.” she says.
Karen Elizabeth Donovan, Edinburgh College of Art, MA Distinction, masterfully moves that hardest of metals titanium to create exquisite filigree-like necklaces bracelets and Highland Clan brooches gently tinted in blues, greens and golds. Scotland’s rich social history, its flora, and the materiality of titanium are her inspiration: “Plants define the character of a Nation or place. In Vermont, where I was born, we define ourselves by the Maple Tree. In Scotland we are often defined by the Thistle…..Titanium has a certain feel to it; a noise it makes when I brush my hand across it, and a smell it creates when I pierce, file and sand it. It is lightweight, strong, durable, and springy. It presents challenges to overcome and work around. It is sensual and it is home.”
Prudence Horrocks, Edinburgh College of Art, MA, inspired by the drawn line and a desire to replicate the patterns that are possible in pen and ink into jewellery, has crafted a beautiful series of rings, brooches and necklaces. In a classic palette of matt white and black acrylic she has embedded fine lines of silver and gold, creating a sophisticated elegant and supremely wearable collection.
Georgia Rose West, Colchester School of Art and Design, University of Essex, BA Honours – creates delightful small copper bowls, forming the metal into fluid shapes embellished with a great variety of creamy enamel patterning, each one having its own personality.
Rosie Deegan, Nottingham Trent University, 1st Class Honours – a mixed media, glass and metalwork artist, presents a quirky humorous body of work For a Man of Substance. The ironic title refers to her collection of Impotent Tools – made from glass and precious metals, they are exquisitely handcrafted but practically pointless!

Natalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery - ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelledNatalie Lee, Birmingham School of Jewellery – ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled

Natalie Lee, ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled  Natalie Lee, ‘Wired Wearables’ – neckpiece in steel and enamel, modelled

Large Oval Brooch in oxidised silver and 9ct rose gold set into acrylic by Prudence Horrocks, Edinburgh College of Art.Prudence Horrocks – Large Oval Brooch in oxidised silver and 9ct rose gold set into acrylic – Edinburgh College of Art.

 Prudence Horrocks, Edinburgh College of Art; - Necklace in silver and 9ct gold set into acrylicPrudence Horrocks, Edinburgh College of Art; – Necklace in silver and 9ct gold set into acrylic‘Darling Margaret’ – earrings in enamelled copper with handwriting and tassels by Rebecca E Smith, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee.Rebecca E Smith – ‘Darling Margaret’ – earrings in enamelled copper with handwriting and tassels – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee.

Rebecca E Smith, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee - ‘Swindon’ – brooch in enamelled copper with handwritingRebecca E Smith, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee – ‘Swindon’ – brooch in enamelled copper with handwriting

'Orange’ - earrings in Thermochromic Resin, dyed aluminium, brass and silver - Beth Spowart, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee;Beth Spowart – ‘Orange’ – earrings in Thermochromic Resin, dyed aluminium, brass and silver – -  Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

 

 

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

 

 

07/08/2014

EXPO ‘Suspended in Green’ – Lesley Craze Gallery, London (UK) – 15 Aout-20 Sept. 2014

Classé dans : Exposition/Exhibition,Grande-Bretagne (UK),[Gal. Lesley Craze (UK)](CLOSED) — bijoucontemporain @ 22:23

Suspended in GreenLesley Craze Gallery
Suspended in Green is on its way to Lesley Craze Gallery. Work is arriving for the exhibition opening on 15th August and we are getting ready for our Private Views on Thursday 14th 6-8pm and Saturday 16th 12-2pm.
Join us for a glass of wine and an opportunity to see this amazing exhibition, as well as meet some of the makers!

 

Suspended in Green

Suspended in Green - Heng Lee brooch(Heng Lee brooch)

Rachel Timmins brooch for "suspended in green"Rachel Timmins brooch for « suspended in green »

Suspended in GREEN - Mercedes Castro CorbatMercedes Castro Corbat

FRÉDÉRIQUE COOMANS-BE for "suspended in green"FRÉDÉRIQUE COOMANS – necklace for « suspended in green »

Kathryn Partington -Jewellery - Suspended in GreenKathryn Partington  -Jewellery for Suspended in Green

 

Lesley Craze Gallery
34 Clerkenwell Green
EC1R 0DU London
United Kingdom
tel +44 20 7608 0393
info@lesleycrazegallery.co.uk
http://www.lesleycrazegallery.co.uk

20/06/2014

In a PINKY world ….. SUGAR baby land …. with Rosie Kimber

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,Grande-Bretagne (UK),organics,Rosie KIMBER (UK) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:07

Rosie Kimber

« For my honours project titled ‘All that is Solid…’, I produced a body of work informed by the idea of Liminality. Using fragile sugar crystals, hazy pink silicone and resin casts of the crystals, alongside precious metal I explored material and their transitional stages when they are between one thing and another. To create the permanent elements in precious metal I used wire to echo the crystal forms, abstracting them to emphasise the negative space. I then hinged these together and allowed the sugar to cluster over the joins to change the final form. By relinquishing a certain amount of control of the design process the work ended up being the result of a sort of partnership between the sugar and myself. Using silicone and resin I cast these crystals to make permanent, almost perfect copies with contrasting tactile qualities, giving the wearer something to keep hold of as the original disintegrated »

 

Rosie Kimber - 3 brooches - 2014Rosie KimberThree Brooches – Sugar, Silicone, Resin
Rosie Kimber - brooches - 2014 - back of the brooches Rosie KimberBrooches – Sugar, Silicone, Resin – back view

« My work is informed by the mystical and unknowable aspects in the natural world and the associations we make with it. I am inspired by the fragility of sweet sugar crystal structures and the unpredictable manner in which they form. Growing sugar crystals necessitates giving over control of the design process to a material which grows unpredictably. For the wearer the crystals will change as the jewellery becomes embedded in their daily life and slowly disintegrates or chips away. From the fully formed sugar crystals I play with the sensory aspects of materials, casting multiple structures from the original.
My work stimulates the tactile senses by allowing the viewer to interact with many possibilities, all from the one original crystal structure. Using silicone and pigmented resins, I make almost perfect copies of the crystals that have contrasting tactile qualities yet appear visually similar. This allows the wearer to have something to keep hold of as the original disintegrates.«   (May 2014 – DJCAD Degree Show, Dundee)

Rosie Kimber -  Brooch - White Precious Metal, Druzy Agate, Resin, Pigment  - 2014Rosie Kimber -  Brooch – White Precious Metal, Druzy Agate, Resin, Pigment  – 2014
Rosie Kimber  Necklace, Brass, Sugar, Paint. Sugar crystals cluster over the hinges changing the final structure.Rosie Kimber  Hinged Neckpiece – Brass, Sugar, Paint – Sugar crystals cluster over the hinges changing the final structure.
Rosie Kimber - Brooch - Yellow Precious Metal, White Precious Metal, Keum-boo, Resin, Pigment. Rosie Kimber  Brooch – Yellow Precious Metal, White Precious Metal, Keum-boo, Resin, Pigment.
Made with bursary from University of Dundee and Scottish Goldsmiths
Rosie Kimber - Earrings - Brass, White Precious Metal, Pink Opals, PaintRosie KimberEarrings – Brass, White Precious Metal, Pink Opals, Paint Rosie Kimber - Earrings - gold plated white precious metal, resin, pigment - 2014Rosie Kimber - Earrings – gold plated white precious metal, resin, pigment – 2014
Rosie Kimber - Neckpiece - Brass, Steel, SugarRosie Kimber – Neckpiece – Brass, Steel, Sugar
Rosie Kimber - Sugar rings - Silver textile sugar 2-Silver Resin PigmentRosie Kimber - Sugar rings – Silver textile sugar 2-Silver Resin Pigment

31/05/2014

EXPO ‘Out of the Fire’ – The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (UK) – 4-28 Juin 2014

Out of the Fire

with  Ann Little, Grace Girvan, Stacey Bentley

 Stacey Bentley Yellow Stripey Brooch 2014 oxidised silver, iron, enamel, stainless steel pin W:5.3cm H:5.3cm £375 Stacey Bentley Yellow Stripey Brooch 2014 oxidised silver, iron, enamel, stainless steel pin W:5.3cm H:5.3cm

 Out of the Fire brings together the work of three established Edinburgh College of Art trained contemporary jewellers specialising in enamel.

Ann Little graduated in 1996, Grace Girvan graduated in 2003 and Stacey Bentley graduated in 2008.

 

 Stacey Bentley Blue Enamel Brooch 2014 oxidised silver, iron, enamel, stainless steel pin W:6cm H:4.2cm £395 Stacey Bentley Blue Enamel Brooch 2014 oxidised silver, iron, enamel, stainless steel pin W:6cm H:4.2cm

 

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