Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Spotlight on Paula Lindblom...

Some of my favourite works by Paula Lindblom, a fellow jeweller and dear friend. You can follow her blog here and see more works on her Klimt02 page.

Paula Jag kommer att rosta den Lindblom s senare när vi firar Svensk jul! God Jul och kram kram

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Loukia Richards presents...

Myths runs until the 19th December in Berlin and then travels to Hamburg for February 2014. If you can't get over to Germany there is a website which shows works from all eleven artists.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Pinpoint Visit

Last month I popped along to One Church Street Gallery on the last day of "Pintpoint" an exhibition for textiles I was showing in. Here are a few of the highlights!

Claire Barber

Hannah Lamb

Mary Sleigh

Ali Holloway

Jenny Bullen

See more about these objects and others from the show at the One Church Street Gallery Flickr gallery

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Bring Back the Dead: The Big Swap!

A little while ago I took part in "Bring back the Dead", an exhibition organised by Joanne Garner at Anomaly. There were 34 participants from 7 different countries.

"The jewellery will be given away to another jeweller and given a new life, brought back from the depths of your studios and workshops and brought back from the dead!"

I was really pleased to be given the brooch by Heather Woof. It is very beautiful and it reminds me of stacked books, although I know a lot of her work is inspired by Scottish weather!

As part of the exhibition we were asked to submit an image of us wearing the piece we gave a new home to. So here is a pic of me wearing it and an image of the work up close, lucky me!

If you would like to see Heather Woof's latest work, you can visit her website here

Mythen/Myths: Curated by Loukia Richards

As part of Loukia Richards project/exhibition "Mythen/Myths", she has recorded the portraits of people living and working in Hamburg or Berlin, wearing pieces from the exhibition. I love this way of presenting jewellery...it brings them to life!

Painter Lila Polenaki (Berlin-Athens-Munich) is wearing Katerina Glyka's "Labyrinth" necklace. Photographer: Giannis Vangelakis

Anne Bettina Jäger, Managing director of Cream Communication Hamburg, is wearing Voula Karapantzaki's "Europe" necklace and ring. Photographer: Christoph Ziegler

Fotini Mavromati, Art+Environment Curator at Umwelt Bundes Amt(Federal Agency for the Environment) in Berlin is wearing Loukia's "Odyssey-Astra Pectoral". Photographer: Loukia Richards

Berlin based visual artist Eva Mitala is wearing Christina Karapalkaki's leather necklace.Christina's work is inspired by the 3 goddesses of fate. Photographer: Dionisis Christofilogiannis

Katy Behrmann-Oreopoulos, owner of Coco-mat Hamburg, is wearing ring and crown by Systemalab. Photographer: U.K.

A homeless man in Hamburg is wearing "Grexit" necklace by Otsis. Photographer: Christoph Ziegler

Theater director Evgeni Mestetschkin with "Cycle of Life" brooch " by Vally kontidis for the Myth of Demeter and Persephone. Photographer: Christoph Ziegler

Interdisciplinary artist Brigid Anderson is wearing Liana Pattihis’ "Anti-Myth" jewellery on her FashionManifesto dress. Photographer: Heiko Koch

High school teacher Susanne Olbrich is wearing ring and bracelet by Thomas Thomidis for the "God Sun" series. Photographer: Christoph Ziegler

Visual artist and curator of "Frappant Artist Association Hamburg" Katja Windau is wearing recycled jewellery by Haris Kaminari for "Psyche and Eros". Photographer: Christoph Ziegler

Visual artist and curator Dodo Adden junior is wearing ring, bracelet and pendant by Apostolos Kleitsiotis for Orpheus. Photographer: Christoph Ziegler

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Mythen/Myths

A new exhibition curated and designed by Louika Richards. Ten Greek Jewellers were invited to respond to Greek myths in jewellery forms...

Berlin, 11-19 December 2013, FunckRaum Hamburg, 6-9 February 2014, Hinterconti

Works by Katerina Glyka, Haris Kaminari, Voula Karampatzaki, Christina Karakalpaki, Apostolos Kleitsiotis, Vally Kontidis, Liana Pattihis, Otsis, Systemalab, Thomas Thomidis, Loukia Richards.

Apostolos Kleitsiotis

Katerina Glyka

Liana Pattihis

Voula Karampatzaki

"Few Western artists managed to resist charming Greek mythology. From Titian, El Greco and Corot to Picasso, De Chirico and Caro -- just to name a few -- art history shows us that innumerable geniuses sought their Muse in the realm of heros, nymphs, semi-gods and blood thirsty cyclops.

Jewellery is not just a craft but also a sign language in Greece used to communicate emotional, social and religious messages. As a wearable art, jewellery can literally carry the message that "Greek creativity is alive and kicking" (despite negative news headlines for the economy).

Loukia Richards, a Greek-British artist, is the curator of the double show Mythen/Myths to open in Berlin and Hamburg next month. She asked ten jewellery designers to update Greek myths of their choice and explain why they still make sense. Designers worked with a broad spectrum of material such as gold, wood, enamel, leather, fibers, plastic etc.

The exhibition Mythen/Myths shows their reflections on love and treason, on the unbreakable mother-daughter bond, on death and resurrection, on the truth of eternal movement and constant change, on the immortality of love, on resistance against tyranny. Photo portraits of Germans working the fields of art, business, communication, urban politics and wearing the exhibition jewellery also make part of the show. These pictures are meant to promote art appreciation beyond cultural or political boundaries.

To get a first impression of what the myth of Labyrinth, Odyssey, Orpheus and Eurycide, Amor and Psyche, Europe and Zeus and many others mean in today's context, please visit www.facebook.com/mythen.berlin.hamburg

The exhibition Mythen/Myths, produced by ZLR Betriebsimperium, is under the auspices of the General Consulate of Greece in Hamburg."

More news and images for this exciting new project soon...

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

New works

Some new works I would like to share with you. Using fine Italian silks, silver, brass, felt and steel.

You can see a larger selection of works on my Facebook Gallery.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Pinpoint Opens @ One Church Street Gallery

I am showing two new works in a textiles exhibition that has just opened in a gallery in Great Missenden, Bucks. "Auricula Brooch" and "Seed Head Brooch" will be on display until the 9th November.

"Contemporary miniature works that express a sustained conversation with materials, is the focus of a new exhibition, Pinpoint, by fine art gallery ‘One Church Street’, opening on 12th October 2013."

"The selecting panel included leading figures within the textile art world, Polly Binns and Linda Brassington, who worked in collaboration with the Directors of One Church Street Gallery. The panel reviewed submissions from hundreds of applicants from around the world, seeking a breadth of approach in the construction or application of cloth and thread. The gallery has been particularly keen to focus on the delicate space that artists navigate between fine craft and fine art. By incorporating a diversity of textile material, technique or process these works seek to cross the boundaries of artistic practice."

"The final exhibits selected, embrace work that is sculptural, experimental, two-dimensional and even four-dimensional. Each piece is no larger than 20 x 20 x 20 cm, unframed and unglazed. Submissions have been accepted from an international arena including Israel, Finland, United States as well as the United Kingdom."

"12th October - 9th November 2013 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment 11am - 4pm"

See more works from the show via the galleries Flickr page

Saturday, 5 October 2013