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Barbara Christie Case: Lustre
January 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am - February 16, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Lustre showcases the work of six of our jewellery certificate students who have started to exhibit and sell their work.
Already these emerging talents have gone on to gain wide acclaim for their work by winning the coveted Make Your Mark Award, The V&A Inspired By Award and being scooped up by international galleries. We are delighted to exhibit and encourage these incredibly talented jewelers at this formative stage in their careers. The Jewellery pieces are for sale. Please contact the makers directly.
About the students
ELLA FEARON – LOW
Artist jeweller Ella Fearon-Low uses a contemporary palette of materials to create work with a strong aesthetic that is both sophisticated and playful. Her jewellery references fine art, historical motifs and natural forms. Ella studied at Morley College, and now develops small collections and one-off pieces in her London studio. Ella welcomes commissions and enquiries about her work.
For this showcase Ella is displaying a number of brooches developed during her 5 years as a student at Morley College. Ella particularly enjoys designing and making brooches as they stand alone as small artworks – unencumbered by chains, rings or other visual paraphernalia to connect them to the wearer.
Ella’s work will be part of the Graduate Showcase at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh during February 2018.
Selected to participate in the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s ‘Getting Started’ course – 2018.
Winner of the Morley College and V&A ‘Inspired By’ prize for jewellery, 2014.
Using a combination of wax work and granulation, Roxanne creates wearable clusters of silver and gold. She explores repetition and scale – building up multiple individual elements to create intricate textures and bold forms. The finish is often raw – celebrating the beauty of the pure metal and the marks of the making journey. The complex structure and the definition in the detail of Roxanne’s creations can only be achieved by hand-crafting each piece from scratch, resulting in totally unique, one of a kind pieces.
Roxanne launched her debut collection ‘Lunar’ at ‘made in Clerkenwell’ in 2016 for which she was awarded ‘best body of new work’ from Craft Central. She went on to showcase her work at Goldsmith’s Hall as a finalist in the benchpeg awards and picked up first prize in the inaugural ‘make your mark’ awards.
Roxanne’s Jewellery is produced in her studio in Brixton, South London. Her time is divided between creating private commissions for clients in the UK and overseas and developing her own personal work which she showcases at various galleries in the UK and as part of Craft Central’s Open studios bi-annually.
Nicky’s creations are inspired by the world around her, whether this is organic natural forms or strong bold architectural shapes. Her jewellery is fluid and full of undulating forms with crisp clean lines and simple shapes.
Her pieces are very wearable and guided by the senses. She holds the view that jewellery is more than just shape or form, often incorporating texture and movement to make it a tactile experience for the wearer.
Rachael was introduced to jewellery making from an early age, as she followed in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother who are both studio jewellers.
Having explored many different creative paths she found herself creating bespoke jewellery pieces often developing interesting and unusual ideas for dramatic statement pieces. She realised that designing and making was a passion she was ready to put all her energy into. She then spent the following two years training to further develop her design skills and introduce her to a wide range of techniques.
Rachael now works from her London studio where she creates each piece using traditional craftsmanship, focussing on producing simple and delicate repeated designs, as well as graceful bespoke pieces.
Margo fell in love with jewellery when she realised that was one area where anything was possible: “I am interested in so many different ideas, materials and techniques; the possibilities are so vast. As a jewellery designer-maker I can incorporate almost anything into my projects and creatively combine all the materials and techniques I wish. My work is very much about contrast, on all levels. I always try to push myself and push the boundaries of our understanding of the surrounding world and its objects. At the same time the idea of wearability is a very important guide in my work.”
Wish Mountain Jewellery is inspired by glistening snow top mountains, crystal clear Swiss lakes and by the dark, magical forests of Northern Scandinavia.
The collection features pendants, with handmade chains, earrings and bracelets, all handmade by Nina, the face behind Wish Mountain. Originally from Finland, Nina now works from her studio in London, designing and creating all her pieces by hand from silver with semi-precious stones and some non-conventional materials.