Eight contemporary British jewellers have come together to exhibit at the 11th edition of the prestigious SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair in Amsterdam from 1st – 4th November. Each with our own style, voice and specialism, Collect_ive aims to promote British art jewellery to a wider audience. We are Farrah Al-Dujaili, Laura Bradshaw-Heap, Melanie Codarin, Katie Lees, Yu-Ping Lin, Grace Page, Natalie Smith and Anna Wales.Together we use a variety of mediums and subjects within our…See More
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My work comprises mainly brooches and necklaces made out of various designs of silver and gold chain alone, or chain attached onto a copper mesh base which are then enamelled. Even though I have endless sources of inspiration, looking into ancient Greek and Cypriot Jewellery had a tremendous influence on my work. The unconventional process I follow in the making of my jewellery is a product of many months of experimenting with sifting and fusing enamels, which resulted in me pioneering a unique method of fusing enamel on a movable base (chain). My aim is to try and stretch the boundaries of what can be achieved with glass powder as a medium, thus introducing a unique way of enamelling in the contemporary jewellery world as an alternative to what is already out there.
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I agree- there was good work at SCHMUCK, but an overwhelming amount of not-very-inspiring jewellery, too. I thought the Talente show had a much better quality of work, over all. Did you go to the opening for Karl Fritsch's curated exhibition on Friday night at the Pinakotek der Moderne? I think that was one of the big highlights of the whole event for me- and I agree with you, it was also really good to meet other designers and makers and talk about nothing but jewellery for days at a time!
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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.
The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?
We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!
Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.
Rachel and Brigittewill be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.
The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.
December 5, 2014 at 10am to December 7, 2014 at 5pm
Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft. Dates & Hours Fri. December…See More
BY ALLISON ARIEFF on medium core, Sep 15Last spring, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference in San Francisco. Ben Kaufman, the CEO of Quirky, was one of the speakers in a conference that unabashedly celebrated consumption (and only had…See More
"To all Course Tutors or Administrators,
Goldsmiths’ Fair, the UK’s most exciting showcase of contemporary jewellery and silver, returns this year with a fresh look and raft of new exhibitors. Staged in London’s iconic…"