I’m delighted to announce Not Too Precious will be touring to the National Craft Gallery Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland from 22 January 2016 – 30 March 2016. www.nationalcraftgallery.ie/exhibitions
For more info about Not Too Precious visit HERE
As part of the exhibition i will be speaking the Contemporary Jewellery Seminar and will led a 1 day masterclass – details below.
Not Too Precious: Contemporary Jewellery Seminar
Fri 11 March | 10.30am – 4.30pm
Not Too Precious brings together work by exceptional jewellery makers, who each select their materials for their expressive potential rather than for their intrinsic value. Since the late 1960s and 70s radical artist jewellers rejected the idea that jewellery should be considered ‘precious’ simply because of the materials of which it was made. Today, the use of a huge variety of materials in jewellery is far more accepted, but economic pressures are putting that freedom of artistic expression at potential risk as people revert to traditionally ‘valuable’ materials for ‘safety’. The exhibition challenges preconceptions about ‘nonprecious’ materials, encouraging us to consider ‘accrued value’: what talented makers bring to their work through their ideas and skill.
This seminar is a forum to explore the practices of some of the artist-makers presenting work in Not Too Precious, identifying the thinking behind their work and opening up discussion around themes raised in the exhibition. The seminar will consider fresh approaches to jewellery; materials used for expressive potential; imaginative approaches to interaction and wearing; innovation, lateral thinking in design process and the role or perspective of the prospective owner / wearer.
International guest speakers include: Felieke van der Leest (Holland / Norway) and Zoe Robertson (UK). Please check back here for further details over the coming weeks.
More info visit HERE
MASTERCLASSES with Felieke van der Leest / Zoe Robertson
Sat 12 March | 10.30am – 4.30pm | €25
National Craft Gallery is delighted to welcome two innovative international jewellery designers, Felieke van der Leest (Holland/Norway) and Zoe Robertson (UK), who will each led a 1 day masterclass arising from their own practices, exploring use of non precious materials in jewellery design, development and making. Both Zoe and Felieke are well recognized and exhibit internationally and will be presenting lectures at the Contemporary Jewellery Seminar at the Parade Tower on March 11th.
For more information visit HERE