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06/03/2013

Schmuck 2013 – EXPO ‘Classic of the Modern : Warwick Freeman’ – Munich (DE)

Klassiker der Schmuck 2013
Warwick Freeman , New Zeland
Each year at this special exhibition one designer is honoured in a retrospective called « Classic of the Modern ». This time it´s the turn of New Zealand designer Warwick Freeman. His pieces are characterised by a reduced, very clear idiom and a particular reference to natural forms.

« Warwick Freeman makes jewellery that has an air of distilled simplicity, a considered response to the imagery and aesthetic of our collective culture, jewellery that speaks about the complexities of living in Aotearoa New Zealand. » (The Arts FoundationWarwick Freeman biography available too)

(for pictures « in blue », Thanks to Fingers gallery)

Warwick Freeman - Blue Face  lapis 2011Warwick Freeman – Blue Face  lapis 2011

Warwick Freeman - Black Rod and Blue Tube - lapis, argilliteWarwick Freeman – Black Rod and Blue Tube – lapis, argillite

Warwick Freeman, lapis lazuli ball ringWarwick Freeman, lapis lazuli ball ring

Shell Carving by Warwick Freeman, 2004, pearl shell, lacquer, oxidised silver, 120 x 56mm. Shell Carving by Warwick Freeman, 2004, pearl shell, lacquer, oxidise

Warwick Freeman, Big Silver Necklace, 1982    forged fine silver and horsehairWarwick Freeman, Big Silver Necklace, 1982    forged fine silver and horsehair

Warwick Freeman, Tiki Face, 1992, jasper, greenstone, oxidised silver, goldWarwick Freeman, Tiki Face, 1992, jasper, greenstone, oxidised silver, gold

 

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28/01/2013

Collaborations with ……. an animal !

Classé dans : Hubert DUPRAT (FR),Teresa FARIS (US),VIDEO — bijoucontemporain @ 0:12

Caddis fly larvae are known to incorporate bits of whatever they can find into their cocoons, be it fish bone or bits of leaves. Hubert Duprat (French) gave them gold, turquoise, gems and pearls. Duprat places the caddis fly larvae in a controlled environment, supplying them with precious materials. Individual insects build with different levels of skill, some preferring beads and others pearls.-hubert duprat- ces larves marines font leur habitat de ce qu'elles trouvent autour d'elles.: Hubert Duprat, French artist, collaborates with common caddisfly larvae to create intricately designed jewels. Interesting, he gets the caddisfly to do most of the work. masterpieces

« French artist Hubert Duprat collaborates with common caddisfly larvae to create intricately designed, one-of-a-kind jewelry masterpieces. Yes, really.
The bizarre working relationship is based on the moth-like creature’s natural tendency to construct elaborate armors for itself from tiny items it scavenges from its habitat – freshwater stream beds. These items typically include gravel, twigs, plant material, rocks and sand.
The larvae glue the elements into intricate tubes using excreted silk and enter their new fortresses prior to pupation (the transformation stage between larva and adult). When secured in the structure, they are less likely to be consumed by fish and other predators.
Duprat surmised that if he deprived the caddisfly larvae of their natural materials and replaced them with elaborate and more ornate items, such as gold flakes, opal, pearls, turquoise and ruby, the caddisfly larvae might adapt to the elements on hand. He was correct and the results are beautifully intricate, tube-shaped structures that can be strung like beads on a necklace. » (Martin Binder tumblr)

A French artist has stumbled upon a real-life alternative to Cinderella's ball-gown-sewing mice: spectacular jewelry crafted by bugs. Hubert Duprat employs: Hubert Duprat‘s aquatic caddis fly larvae, with gold, opal, and turquoise cases.Hubert Duprat - Tricoptera Larva at #SlipOfTheTongue #LeParadox for @amagcuratedby - Read on! http://bit.ly/1KbPrSf #HubertDuprat #AMagazine #AMagazineCuratedBy #Art #contemporaryart #CollezionePinault #PuntaDellaDogana #venicebiennale2015 #biennaleartevenezia #BiennaleArte2015 #artgram #DelfinasGold: Hubert Duprat – Tricoptera Larva

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While Teresa Faris (USA) has a delightful working partner, « Charmin », a gorgeous cacatoès. She makes artful jewelry incorporating wood that’s been partially chewed by her parrot. Her ongoing series of jewelry has led to an artistic connection between the two species. Aptly, this collection is called, « Collaboration with a Bird. » This year, she added additional pieces to the collection and « Collaboration with a Bird II » has emerged. Several of these pieces are currently on view at Racine Art Museum in an exhibitioncal

Teresa Faris - "Charmin" at work, chewing .....Teresa Faris – « Charmin » at work, chewing …..

« When things are literally and figuratively torn down to pieces I am called to return order to them.
Rhythmic and repetitive movements encourage introspective or creative thinking. As a maker I have adopted this practice and find that it eases the mind when the body is testing and acting as a reminder of impermanence. The ideas of fragility and human/animal connectedness are central themes in my work. Recently, I have become interested in working in collaboration with non-human animals rather than referencing/representing or using their bodies. I want to illuminate the ideas of universality and equivalency of all living things. I have witnessed non-human animals performing repetitive movements/activities and I wonder if they find the same soothing aftereffects.  
The series titled “Collaboration with a Bird” demonstrates my need to repair all things broken. Pieces of wood that have been repetitively chewed by a bird are assembled into a new shape and completed with fabricated metal. » EXPO - entre bois et pierre - Teresa Faris série intitulée 'Collaboration avec un Oiseau': Teresa F. Faris série intitulée ‘Collaboration avec un Oiseau’ (EXPO « entre bois et pierre »/ Jan-June 2013
« Between Wood and Stones” exhibition Pôle Bijou – Communauté de Communes des Vallées du Cristal – 13 rue du Port 
54120 Baccarat, France)

Teresa F. Faris  Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird II 2011.  Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird: Teresa F. Faris  Brooch: Collaboration with a Bird II 2011.  Sterling silver, wood altered by a birdTeresa F. Faris  Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll 2012  Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird: Teresa F. Faris  Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll 2012  Wood altered by a bird, sterling silverTeresa Faris - "Collaboration with a bird - II" brooch - sterling, wood altered by a bird, stainless steel: Teresa Faris – « Collaboration with a bird – II » brooch – sterling, wood altered by a bird, stainless steelTeresa F. Faris, Brooch, 2011 Collaboration with a Bird 2011  Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird: Teresa F. Faris, Brooch, 2011 Collaboration with a Bird   Sterling silver, wood altered by a birdTeresa F. Faris  Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll   Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird (FRONT view): Teresa F. Faris  Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll 2012  Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird  - BACK view:

 Teresa F. Faris collaboration with a Bird ll  2012  Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird (FRONT & BACK view)Teresa F. Faris Collaboration With a Bird  2008  wood chew toy, Sterling Silver  .75" x .75" x .5"  pendant: Teresa F. Faris Collaboration With a Bird  2008  wood chew toy, Sterling Silver  .75″ x .75″ x .5″  pendantTeresa F. Faris  Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll 2012  Wood altered by a bird, sterling silver: Teresa F. Faris  Necklace: Collaboration with a Bird ll 2012  Sterling silver, wood altered by a bird 

 

15/01/2013

EXPO ‘Nhat-Vu Dang: Activate!’ – Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam (NL) – 12 Janv.-23 Fevr. 2013

Nhat-Vu Dang: Activate !Nhat-Vu Dang: Activate! Amsterdam Netherlands exhibitions - Galerie Rob Koudijs  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)  12-Jan-2013 - 23-Feb-2013

A platinum brooch covered in diamonds needs little explanation. The sparkle is bound to seduce, the social position of the owner is obvious; what’s left to talk about? Nhat-Vu Dang wants to make jewellery that is likely to start a conversation. He feels that it is a shame that in daily life people have become more and more introvert and self absorbed. What is wrong with smiling in the queue at the cashier or an unexpected talk on a bus ride, every now and then surprises, here and there some excitement?
One and a half year ago, at the occasion of his graduation at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Dang presented big sculptural pieces of jewellery. They were made of straightforward grey cardboard. Only when being used did the pieces reveal their secrets. In putting on the bracelets, unexpectedly colours flashed into sight. While walking, the brooches briefly exposed a brightly coloured tongue with every step you made.
The new work that Nhat-Vu Dang will present at his first-ever solo exhibition, once again shows his awareness of the interaction between the wearer of jewellery and the people he or she will meet. Likewise the surprise of things hidden plays a vital role again: elements of his necklaces fit into each other and due to the clever structure the owner has the possibility to make a choice about the final appearance of a piece. In fact, you can switch them either ‘on’ or ‘off’. His new brooches look like simple combinations of geometric, white shapes, yet you perceive the glow of invisible colours. The overview picture unveils both the effect and the secret of these pieces, as well as their perfect construction.
Nhat-Vu Dang lives up to the high expectations he created with his exam display. While using traditional models like the brooch and the necklace he manages to come up with new solutions which combine unconventional shapes and materials with a playful freedom. As before, the surprising results will undoubtedly start many a conversation; they will be like drops of oil in the social machine.
Ward Schrijver (© Galerie Rob Koudijs)

  Nhat-Vu Dang  Necklace: Hidden Pink 2012  Glass, wood, paint, high density foam, epoxy  Photo by Adrian Parvulescu Nhat-Vu Dang  Necklace: Hidden Pink 2012  Glass, wood, paint, high density foam, epoxy  Photo by Adrian Parvulescu

The new pieces, on view at the Amsterdam jewelry gallery Rob Koudijs through the end of February, are an extension of Dang’s graduation project (at Rietveld Academy) : sculptural pieces of jewelry made from gray cardboard, which revealed hidden flashes of color when worn. The new pieces, says curator Ward Schrijver, are even more conceptual but no less covetable: “Elements of his necklaces fit into each other and due to the clever structure the owner has the possibility to make a choice about the final appearance of a piece. In fact, you can switch them either ‘on’ or ‘off’. His new brooches look like simple combinations of geometric, white shapes, yet you perceive the glow of invisible colors. A platinum brooch covered in diamonds needs little explanation. The sparkle is bound to seduce, the social position of the owner is obvious; what’s left to talk about? Nhat-Vu Dang wants to make jewelry that starts a conversation.”

 Nhat-Vu Dang bracelet - Gerrit Rietveld Academie graduation Nhat-Vu Dang bracelet

Nhat-Vu Dang http://www.gerritrietveldacademie.nl/u/7172/2072/650-Nhat-VuDang2.jpg Nhat-Vu Dang bracelet
Nhat-Vu Dang  Brooch: Green Fold 2012  High density foam, remanium steel  Photo by Adrian ParvulescuNhat-Vu Dang  Brooch: Green Fold 2012  High density foam, remanium steel  Back side  Photo by Adrian Parvulescu
Nhat-Vu Dang  Brooch (front & back): Green Fold 2012  High density foam, remanium steel  Photo by Adrian Parvulescu

  Nhat-Vu Dang - small-pull-release-confetti necklace Nhat-Vu Dang – small-pull-release-confetti necklace

 

Galerie Rob Koudijs
Elandsgracht 12
1016 TV – Amsterdam
Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0)20 331 87 96
Fax: +31 (0)6 139 05 554

14/11/2012

HELP : making a film about the importance of studying jewelry history

Classé dans : ASSOCIATION,USA,VIDEO — bijoucontemporain @ 15:39

Dear Jewelry Colleagues,

The Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts is supporting a team of young filmmakers in making a film about the importance of studying jewelry history.

We are 80% funded but only 7 days are left to reach our goal of $10,000 in a kickstarter.com campaign or we don’t receive any of the money pledged!

Please go to our website www.storytowear.com and click on the arrow and view our trailer film. If you like it please lend your support.

Best,

Elyse Zorn Karlin
Co-Director, Assn. for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts

 

VIDEO :

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1326391752/a-story-to-wear-a-documentary-about-jewelry-histor#

03/10/2012

EXPO ‘Yong Joo Kim @ Simple Matter(s)’ – Simple Matter(s), Prague (Czech Republic) – 1-7 Oct. 2012 –

Yong Joo Kim at Simple Matter(s)

The labo Matério at Design Block  (Prague, Czech Republic)  01-Oct-2012 – 07-Oct-2012

After the recent success at Maison et Objet in Paris, the exhibition “SIMPLE MATTER(S)”, The labo Matério will be once again showcasing a selection from Yong Joo Kim’s 2012 body of work, « In light of Space » at an exhibition under the theme « Simple matter(s) », which will be presented at the 14th edition of DESIGNBLOK in Prague, Czech Republic during Prague Design and Fashion week (Oct 1-7, 2012).
SIMPLE MATTER(S) is curated by Elodie Ternaux from matériO Laboratory and dedicated to the pureness of simple materials and to the importance of simplicity in contemporary design. Regrouping a selection of materials, technologies, and designs that question our ability to come back to fundamental values. How to, in a complex world, combine sophistication and disarming simplicity?

 Yong Joo Kim at Simple Matter(s)    Artists: Yong Joo Kim  Place: The labo Matério at Design Block  (Prague, Czech Republic)  01-Oct-2012 - 07-Oct-2012    website: www.materio.com  website: www.designblok.cz  mail: info@materio.com

 

Yong Joo Kim Bracelets: In Light of Space: Overlapped and Raised by Four (Left)/ In Light of Space: Overlapped and Raised by Six (Right) 2012 Black Hook-and-loop fastener, ThreadYong Joo Kim  Bracelets: In Light of Space – 2012  Black Hook-and-loop fastener, Thread -  Overlapped and Raised by Four (Left)/ Overlapped and Raised by Six (Right)

 

 

Ethics of Wearable Art (예술장신구의 윤리) 

 

Designblok :  Prague Design and Fashion Week – 1.—7. 10. 2012
www.materio.com
www.designblok.cz
mail: info@materio.com

09/09/2012

Massive Attack* ………..

BIG & BOLD is BEAUTIFUL !

 

Fern Jellyman necklaceFern Jellyman (Elizabeth FERN) necklace

Chen Yan 'Cherry Yan' - felting jewelry -(BIAD)Chen Yan (‘Cherry Chen’) – felting jewelry – (BIAD)

Ming Gu  Necklace: Body Parasite- Miss. Vivi 2012  Silicon, Pigment, Thread  40 × 35 × 26 cmMing Gu  Necklace: Body Parasite- Miss. Vivi 2012  Silicon, Pigment, Thread  40 × 35 × 26 cm

BA Jewellery Design, London, gallery Central St Martins -  Jaeeun Shin, 2009
Jaeeun Shin, 2009 – BA Jewellery Design, London, gallery Central St Martins -
UGA- 3-D Design Class 2008 - 	Stephanie VoegeleStephanie Voegele – UGA- 3-D Design Class 2008
WALKA joyas - jewelryWALKA joyas – jewelry    (WALKA Studio : Claudia BetancourtRicardo (Nano) Pulgar)
Iris Apfel Collection Black Coconut Bracelet 40$ (31€)Iris Apfel Collection Black Coconut Bracelet (to buy at  jewelryaccessories)
Eleanor Bolton - long red necklace  (50m rope necklace) - 2200 £ ...Eleanor Bolton – long red necklace  (50m rope necklace……)

 

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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

 

02/07/2012

EXPO ‘EXCESSORIES’ – Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam (NL) – 8 Juill.-31 Aoiut 2012

Christoph Zellweger exhibiting at Galerie Louise Smit

 Christoph Zellweger exhibiting at Galerie Louise Smit

Excessories – Let’ talk about FAT

EXCESSORIES or ACCESSORIES? The title of Christoph Zellweger’s exhibition confronts the literate reader with a creative misunderstanding, ‘EXCESS’ or ‘ACCESS’ or both?

The Swiss artist, Christoph Zellweger is internationally known for pushing boundaries on the definition of body adornment. Zellweger creates objects, one-off jewellery pieces and fictional products, which position themselves between critical design and object art.

EXCESSORIES introduces the notion of excess, which best defines today’s social habits of consumption. ‘Excess’ lays at the etymological core of the word luxury. What exceeds, what overflows, is the most exuberant side of nature and this is often manifested in the form of FAT, BODILY FAT.

Zellweger has identified the contemporary obsession with fat and produced highly aesthetic works in blown glass. These works made up of empty, translucent volumes, seem to overflow. Each artefact is marked with a weight reference coming from operation protocols (plastic surgery). The figures report on the diverse fates of fat of past operations to become metaphors for absence and loss.

On the opening day, the artist hopes for discussions with visitors about their views on FAT as well as on wearing contemporary jewellery. A plastic aesthetic surgeon will also be present.

Christoph Zellweger  Necklace: 3330 2012  Glass, textileChristoph Zellweger  Necklace: 3330 2012  Glass, textile

Christoph Zellweger  Necklace: R 189 2012  Glass, textileChristoph Zellweger  Necklace: R 189 2012  Glass, textile

Christoph Zellweger  Necklace: 818 2012  Glass, textileChristoph Zellweger  Necklace: 818 2012  Glass, textile

 

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Galerie Louise Smit
Prinsengracht 615,
1016 HT Amsterdam
tel (020) 625 98 98
gls@xs4all.nl
www.galerielouisesmit.nl

29/06/2012

Jasmin GILES : c’est la WAX …..

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,Grande-Bretagne (UK),Jasmin GILES (UK),organics,textile,VIDEO — bijoucontemporain @ 23:17

Jasmin Giles (UK) textile & wax jewelry

découverte au BIAD Birmingham Graduate show 2011, re-découverte récemment sur une vidéo, ses créations « giant & bold » m’enchantent toujours !

« I make large-scale jewellery pieces, combining knitted textiles and materials such as wax and glass. The pieces represent contemporary jewellery alternatives. »

« Jasmin graduated from Chelsea College of Art last year (2010) with a first class honours degree in Textiles… Her entire degree show sold out and she is now a recipient of the Crafts Council Hothouse programme as well as working freelance from her studio in Clapham.
Jasmin told me that each piece is unique and is a labour of love- she sees her work as wearable art. Not only does she create each put together the piece, but she also creates the constituent parts. She starts off by dying the woven threads that make up the foundation of her Spring/Summer collection (top) and works hot wax into delicate (and remarkably regular) droplets.
Her work is rich, dramatic, heavy. It is bold and intelligent. I imagine it being worn as a patterned statement against a pallete of greys and blacks. I wonder who would wear it- and where? Well I would. I would wear it somewhere spectacular, where it could be seen, admired and whispered about. She talks of being interested in how the wearer is transformed by jewellery- for the AW collection, the sea is an image that I can’t rid myself of when I look at her work- I see heavy seaweed, kelp, dark nights and deep depths- perhaps that is the thing about her work; it transforms the imagination of the wearer and the viewer. » (PatternLondon, sept.2011)

Jasmin Giles (UK) textile & wax jewelry

Jasmin Giles (PatternLondon)

Jasmin Giles wax & textile jewelry

Jasmin Giles (UK) textile & wax jewelry

Jasmin Giles (PatternLondon)

Jasmin Giles, Origin 2011  originuk.org/exhibitor/jasmin-gilesJasmin Giles, at « Origin » 2011

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--VjTJpYMuyQ/TheUeymhT1I/AAAAAAAAAhU/gT3e_uzhXwA/s400/jasmin.jpg
Jasmin Giles  (BIAD Birmingham Graduate show 2011)

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http://www.jasmingiles.co.uk/    (but I get a database error ….)

08/06/2012

EXPO ‘TREASURE’ – London (UK) – 14-17 Juin 2012

TREASURE - London’s visionary jewellery show 14–17 June 2012

EXPO 'TREASURE' - London (UK) - 14-17 Juin 2012 dans Christiane WICHERT (DE) treasure-logo-2-300x203

« Treasure 2012, London’s visionary jewellery show, is the best place to purchase the most beautiful, exciting and vibrant contemporary jewellery anywhere in the UK »

 

Some of the jewellers exhibited :

Jeehyun Chung, a recent graduate from Edinburgh College of Art, makes oriental and contemporary style jewellery inspired by blending moments from travels across Europe with traditional Korean art and crafts
Atelier Michael BergerMichael Berger – kinetic rings
« By extending the body with jewellery you can design your identity and express your personality. This fundamental relation between body and jewellery was source of inspiration for my « BodyJewellery – JewelleryBody » collection . In some designs I focused on the appearance of the material, in others I gave priority to how the jewellery is made or how to wear it. »
« Referencing the disruption of nature’s order through my work, I create new life forms that appear as direct replications of recognizable organic matter yet they are not quite as they seem.
Having accumulated an assortment of natural forms and materials based on their intrinsic characters, the process of casting helps me to amalgamate these ever evolving hybrids, deceptively leading to mistaken identity. By acting as the divine creator, I am mimicking the power we have to alter nature’s path, which ultimately leads to chaos and the sinister presence lurking throughout the work.« 
« Since I can remember I have been a bit of a magpie, hoarding incessantly anything miniature or eclectic that has caught my eye. Born and brought up in Northern Ireland, with parents involved in the Antique business it was moving to Edinburgh in the late eighties to attend Edinburgh College of Art that I became an avid collector of ephemera. As my time at Art College progressed it became clear that the things I was collecting were becoming the inspiration for my work and this is when I started to use these actual found objects in my work. Straight after graduation I set up my business and have exhibited internationally ever since. My work has been featured widely in press and publications, is represented in many public and private collections and in 2007 I was shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Jerwood Applied Arts Prize – Jewellery’.« 

« …Colour has always been a significant feature of her jewellery. By introducing the translucent qualities of silicone with bright pigments, alongside the shifting reflective surfaces of precious metal and plastics, she conveys the qualities of underwater life forms. »

Lili DesignLili Design (Lili Giacobino) detail of a necklace
« No chemicals are used in the creation of Bioplastic jewellery, which means it will not last forever »
Lili DesignLili Design (Lili Giacobino)  necklace
RenushRenush -Contempory hand made, moulded leather jewellery
« Renush is the creation of designer and maker Renáta Koch, a graduate in Footwear and Accessories from Cordwainers College at the London College of Fashion. Taking her inspiration from the contours of the human body and the characteristics of materials used, Renáta uses traditional techniques to create thoroughly modern and highly original pieces »
« I was first inspired by a tutor to pursue a career in jewellery design. I loved to make small sculptures and turn them into playful wearable objects. From the moment I was introduced to enamelling at Edinburgh College of Art I immediately loved its instantaneous effects. I find the enamelling process fascinating from applying the enamel to metal to firing it in a kiln. The most satisfying part for me is when the layers of rich colour are rubbed back to reveal patterns and textures underneath. My love for the city is the inspiration behind my work. I initially paint my ideas onto enamel panels and then translate these drawings into tactile, sculptural forms that play with line,texture and colour. My recent collection consists of earrings, pendants and brooches made from oxidised silver, iron and enamel. I oxidise the silver to create an industrial feel which compliments the bold colours that feature throughout my jewellery designs.« 
« Veiled jewellery reflects my assumption that although certainty is often required in modern society, ambiguous expression has been the most distinctive characteristic found in Japanese values and religious beliefs« 

 

 

Somerset House – Ethical Pavillion
Strand
London WC2R 1LA
UK
http://www.treasureuk.com/

 

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