Tuesday, 27 May 2014

ICONS - jewellery for the famous and infamous, pieces reflecting cultural & design icons

I am currently showing in an ACJ Members' exhibition, a special piece I made for Patti Smith, inspired by her book Woolgathering. The materials I used were: Hand felted surface, Italian silks, silver, gold, English paper pieced patchwork, faceted blood (stones).

"The theme inspired pieces for stars such as David Bowie, Elton John, Patti Smith, Tilda Swinton, Sir David Attenborough and Vivienne Westwood, and work based on design icons like the Anglepoise lamp, classic cars, religious icons and reliquaries and the Shard building. A dazzling array of techniques, styles and materials selected by a panel of jewellery professionals: gallerist Kath Libbert, NCCD's Exhibitions Officer Laura Mabbutt, distinguished jeweller and Crafts Council Trustee Jane Adam, chaired by Professor Jack Cunningham, Head of the School of Jewellery BCU."

There is a Symposium for this exhibition on the 21st June from 2pm. I have been invited to speak at this event, along with fellow members Dauvit Alexander, & Helen Noakes. It's free to attend and you can book via enquiries@acj.org.uk

“There it lies on the ground before us, a drop of faceted blood, more real than a ghost, glowing. If we stir it may disappear.”

“Gathering what needs to be gathered. The discarded. The adored. Bits of human spirit that somehow got away. Caught up in an apron. Plucked by a gloved hand. From all this the cloud is formed.”

This is the third annual Members' exhibition, following the 2012 Diamond Jubilee and 2013 STAIN-LESS exhibitions.

Venue: National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Open: 17 May - 27 July 2014 free admission

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