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Isabella Liu

Isabella Liu

    Inspired by oriental art of Kintsugi and my design philosophy, I believe that anything suffering damage has it’s potential to become more beautiful.  I aim to create an emotional response in both the wearer and the viewer of my conceptual works. In the ‘Mending’ collection, I have chosen to focus on broken and [...]


Jessica Turrell. Selected Artist for Schmuck 2015

Jessica Turrell. Selected Artist for Schmuck 2015

    Much of my work is concerned with repetition, the delicate surfaces created by the application of many hundred of hand drawn resist marks prior to etching. I am interested in how, subconsciously, I am compelled to subvert the tyranny of this repetition, introducing subtle variations as I draw. Once the etched surface is [...]


Isabelle Busnel

Isabelle Busnel

  I believe jewellery is the most powerful, yet underrated, means of communicating visually between people: I want to promote jewellery as a catalyst of social interactions. Silicone rubber is a fascinating material for jewellery and, when appropriately worked, lures viewers into mistaking it for ceramic, plaster or plastic. They are drawn into grabbing and [...]


Nicola Wilde

Nicola Wilde

    My collection is inspired by the tactile and intriguing qualities of water and how this element can be utilised within a performance. When the pieces are submerged into colourful waters they take on a new life, like a creature from the depths of the ocean, enchanting your moment with babbling water, they create [...]


Maike Browning

Maike Browning

            Jewels by Maike Browning. For more information please visit her website.   Joies de la Maike Browning, trobareu més inforemació al seu web.


Bernhard Schobinger: “Rings of Saturn” Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery

Bernhard Schobinger: "Rings of Saturn" Exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery

        Recognised as a key figure of avant-garde contemporary jewellery, Bernhard Schobinger’s subversive approach to making spans more than forty years and has earned him a reputation for rebellious innovation. His work skilfully transforms discovered objects into pieces that allude to past and present, precious and leftover. Something of an alchemist, Schobinger [...]


Beth Spowart

Beth Spowart

    I am a contemporary jewellery designer and maker whose work is innovative, interactive and individual. Using smart materials and their colour changing capabilities, I try to push the boundaries within jewellery by creating striking pieces. My work reflects the structures and shapes of an urban environment whilst capturing the trace of time. The [...]


Chloé Herrero

Chloé Herrero

  Perfect Imperfection This collection explores the definition of perfection, focusing on the paradox of perfect imperfection. The definition of perfection is when there is nothing to add or subtract, and according to that, Greek artists in the past found the circle or the sphere as the most perfect form, as nothing can be added [...]


Esme Parsons

Esme Parsons

  I draw my inspiration from the areas of the urban landscape that the average city dweller takes for granted or that go unnoticed completely, including areas that are perceived as unsightly in urban architecture, for example, barbed fencing and satellite dishes. I take further inspiration from the colours seen in the urban landscape, from [...]


Jessica Turrell

Jessica Turrell

Field series group 13 brooches. Vitreous enamel on etched copper, oxidized silver. 2013. Photograph by Mark Ashbee.   The miniaturized format of the jewellery form allows me to explore my ideas on an intimate scale. I seek to create evocative objects that might stir an emotional connection and thus give pleasure; not the obvious pleasures associated with the [...]


Annelisse Pfeifer

Annelisse Pfeifer

    I seek the unconventional by questioning the value we attribute to the objects that surround us. I decontextualize their meaning, reconstruct the forgotten and explore these objects. My fascination lies in engaging with new places, discovering cities, signifiers, banal objects and tapping into personal values and associations. My concerns are always in transit [...]


Caroline Broadhead

Caroline Broadhead

1977   1979 My work explores objects that have a relationship with a person, for instance jewellery, clothing or furniture. I am interested in their proximity to the body; the sense of territory and touch; boundaries and edges; presence and absence and the creation of a balance between substance and image. Over nearly 40 years [...]


Anna Talbot

Anna Talbot

  My jewellery is inspired by fairy tales, nursery rhymes, songs and stories. Wolves, deer, trees, forests and Little Red Riding Hood are all central elements in my universe, and they don’t necessarily stick to their traditional places. I want to tell a story through characters, colours and materials, and I want people to keep [...]


Scarlet Cohen French

Scarlet Cohen French

  Scarlett recently graduated form the Glasgow School of Art specialising in jewellery design and silversmithing. Her work is primarily based around research in to visual aspects of scientific chaos. This stemmed from a fascination with the eerie beauty and mystery of fractal geometry, which led her to experiment and look into ways of formulating [...]


Adele Brereton

Adele Brereton

    Adele Brereton’s work is based upon the traditional Silversmithing technique of Hand Raising, where a flat sheet of metal is hammered into a hollow form. Inspiration is drawn both from archaeological artefacts and interesting forms and textures found in nature. Using Silver and Gold, these hand raised elements are often combined with hand [...]


International Jewellery Collaborations: Cultural Diversity and Cultural Interaction through the Medium of Contemporary Jewellery (and Part Two)

International Jewellery Collaborations: Cultural Diversity and Cultural Interaction through the Medium of Contemporary Jewellery (and Part Two)

Essay by Annelisse Pfeifer     Third collaboration: BORAX 08001 collective: In contrast to Connecting Identitites that explored the outcomes that can be achieved when students are exposed to connect with another unknown identity, Borax 08001 differs by exploring the outcomes of artists who have chosen to work together to achieve the purposes of common interest. [...]


International Jewellery Collaborations: Cultural Diversity and Cultural Interaction through the Medium of Contemporary Jewellery (Part One)

International Jewellery Collaborations: Cultural Diversity and Cultural Interaction through the Medium of Contemporary Jewellery (Part One)

Essay by Annelisse Pfeifer       Fig.1: Fachhochschule Düsseldorf – Design department entrance (no date)   Fig.2: Fachhochschule Düsseldorf – Jewellery students’ studio and Design department corridor (2012)   Introduction: I have always held a personal interest in cultures and cultural interaction through the medium of contemporary jewellery. The meaning of cultural interaction throughout this [...]


Morag Summerling

Morag Summerling

        Through the use of structure, colour and mark making my work aims to communicate the atmosphere of the landscape it is extracted from. Through the process of drawing and photography, I often focus on the irregularities of the natural environment that interests me; irregularity in surface and accumulated texture. Through my [...]


Judy McCaig. Fragments That Became Jewels

Judy McCaig. Fragments That Became Jewels

    I arranged to meet Judy McCaig one Friday morning.  We were lucky since it was a sunny day.   Un divendres al matí vaig quedar amb la Judy McCaig i vàrem tenir la sort de gaudir d’un dia assolellat.         In the same flat where she lives, in the Raval area [...]


Sangeun Kim

Sangeun Kim

  I design and create jewellery inspired by modern architecture. I meticulously arrange three-dimensional squares together and against each other to create constructed form on a body. Inspired by the ways in which buildings are harmonized with the space within and around it, I use this concept to create pieces which are symmetric and spatial. [...]


Bekki Churcher

Bekki Churcher

  Her interest in strong architectural lines and angles are adapted into her jewellery designs. Her collections to date are greatly inspired by St Peters Seminary, Cardross, Scotland. The abandoned brutalist building changes and surprises you as you walk around it and has many unexpected characteristics that she recreates within her work. Creating forms that [...]


Cristina Zani

Cristina Zani

    Underpinned by my fascination with literature, semiotics, travel, architecture, colours, textures and materials, my work is the tangible testimonial of my journey through cities. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, my collection is a reflection on the urban environment and the concept of invisibility. The series My Seoul is influenced by the contrasting [...]


“Out The Blue” Exhibition at Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery

"Out The Blue" Exhibition at Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery

  Brooch by Joanna Hemsley, RCA, London   For Out The Blue Kath Libbert has chosen nine new BA and MA graduates from all over the UK:  ‘Spotting and then supporting the work of cutting edge new graduates has always been extremely central to the ethos of the gallery.  Forging a career straight out of college [...]


“Wilderness of The Unknown” Exhibition by Judy McCaig at DTerra

“Wilderness of The Unknown” Exhibition by Judy McCaig at DTerra

  I scavenged the dry desert earth around the middle of New Mexico, so many dead trees, pieces of abandoned cars, dumped fridges, tin cans, broken sheets of iron, wood, plastic. Unwanted garbage left to age, to rust and to carry on changing over time. These found, discarded pieces travelled back with me to become [...]