Sunday, October 25, 2009

Christopher Perry

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Chris Perry; On graduation from Sheffield Hallam University, Christopher won the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Young Silversmith of the Year Award.
This was followed by work as a freelance designer silversmith, producing a number of major commissions for Brian Asquith Design Partnership. He also continued to work for the family silversmithing company Perry Glossop.

Christopher studied for an MA in Birmingham, graduating in 2000 and continues to work as a designer silversmith producing a number of major commissions for several clients and has developed work for interior designers

taken from; http://www.christopher-perry.co.uk

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Street Jewellery

This work is by Liesbet Bussche, her graduation project from the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam was all about street jewellery.

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taken from; http://www.liesbetbussche.com/home.htm

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dukno Yoon

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taken from; http://www.dukno.com/Wings_e.html

Leonardo da Vinci

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Penguin By Illustrators

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In 2005, as a contribution to Penguin Books’ 70th anniversary, the Society organised a study day at the V&A to which some of the great names in Penguin design were invited to speak. The day’s events were published in book form, Penguin by Designers, in 2007, and copies arrived on the very day that we held our second study day at the V&A, this time featuring Penguin illustrators.

Penguin by Illustrators is a celebration of that event, featuring in Part One the five presentations of Dennis Bailey, Romek Marber, Jan PieĊ„kowski, Tony Lyons and Jon Gray, and supplemented by Phil Baines’s introduction, and two further chapters by Quentin Blake and David Gentleman. In Part Two a further 27 artists were invited to write short essays about particular books or short series that they had illustrated for Penguin.

taken from: http://www.wallpaper.com/gallery/art/book-penguin-by-illustrators/17051376/21446#nav and http://www.penguincollectorssociety.org/

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Moon Young Shin; jeweller

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Who is wearing the ring? 925 Silver, Gold plated, 2007

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7 day project Silver, Acrylic, Magnet, Pearl,2007

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artist statment

Hand-crafted jewellery fashioned from acrylic and fine silver. Central to the works is the depiction of the human form. The familiarity of the image allows for the pairing of paradoxical or contradictory themes, which enrich the narrative component to the pieces.

taken from; http://www.moon-shin.com/

Will Evans; Jeweller

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Fine silver balancing vessel

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18 carat white gold inlaid with 24 carat yellow gold set with 3 cts of trillion cut aquamarines. The chain and catch are also hand made.

artist statement

I work to commission, making jewellery incorporating fine gold inlay. The nature of the inlay techniques gives much of my work a linear feel, particularly suited to exploring the mathematical and visual interplay between line and three-dimensional form. I believe in keeping my jewellery wearable and enjoy seeing a piece come to life when it adorns the body.

taken from: www.willevansjeweller.com

Tina Engell; Jeweller

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Driven by simplicity and inspired by the belief that jewellery should be part of everyday life, Tina’s work is big, bold and beautiful. Precious stones and soft pure gold are allowed to dominate, in highly crafted, deceptively simple settings. Tina’s work looks contemporary but is created by using ancient methods of casting. All of her jewellery is made by hand in her workshop in Bath, where she also sells from her collection and undertakes commissions, often using clients’ own stones.
taken from; http://www.tinaengell.com/

Esther Lord; silversmith

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artist statement.

My current work is an exploration of containment and volume, light and surface pattern, used to create unique, hand-crafted silver vessels inspired by the urban and natural landscape. Silver is both beautiful and incredibly versatile, and I want to express this in my work. The play of light and shadow over angular, folded surfaces, overlapping planes and transposed layers, combined with subtle texturing of the metal, creates dynamism and movement.

taken from: http://www.estherlord.com

Zehava Hashai-Spellman; Jeweller

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Artist statement;

Inspired primarily by contemporary dance, I try to produce jewellery that collaborates form, movement and colour. This collection is based on examining and observing shapes and lines created by the body, in motion. These shapes evolved into a series of linked forms that, though connected, interlock in such a way as to allow movement by the wearer. As the piece moves, it reflects the light – giving it another dimension as well as capturing one’s attention.

taken from: www.craftscouncil.org.uk

Andrew Lamb; Jeweller

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Andrew Lamb creates elegant pieces of jewellery which are strongly influenced by illusion and patterns abundant in nature and textiles. he uses fine lengths of silver and gold wire, often subtly combined with precious gem stones to craft delicate and refined three-dimensional forms. His jewellery comes to life through rippling textures and delightful colour changes as they move across the eye.

taken from: http://www.andrewlamb.co.uk/

Adrian Hope; silversmith

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Hand-wrought objects in silver and sometimes other metals. I mostly make vessels and boxes decorated with embossed patterns and the patina of the working process.

taken from: http://www.adrianhope.co.uk

Michael Berger; Kinetic jewellery

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Michael Berger rings

Kinetic jewellery enhances the design of jewellery by a fourth dimension: movement. Individual elements can rotate, be turned or can swing, inspired by the kinetic energy of the body.
taken from: http://www.atelier-berger.de

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bruce Aitken, Clock Maker

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Contemporary wall-mounted clocks featuring revealed working movements crafted from hardwood and other materials. The larger clocks are weight-driven, pendulum-regulated devices while the smaller ones incorporate modified quartz movements.

taken from:http://www.bruceaitken-clockmaker.co.uk