The exhibition FRESH: Metalsmith in Print 2011, which features my brooch 'Marvellous Medicine' opens at The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, USA on Friday 9th December 2011. The show can be seen until 4th March 2012 and will feature a wide variety of events and activities.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
|'Oxford' Photo Tamsin Leighton-Boyce|
Since September of this year I have been working on a collaborative curatorial project with jewellery artists Fliss Quick and Tamsin Leighton-Boyce. The result of which is 'Donning Oxford' a forthcoming show of contemporary jewellery artists at the O3 Gallery, Oxford. It will take place throughout June 2012.
The exhibition looks to explore and stretch the notions of how or what it is to 'don' Oxford.
Contributing artists are all UK based and have been selected for their collectively broad approach to jewellery making and will undoubtedly reflect, interpret and respond to this theme in varied and surprising ways.
We have set up a blog to share with you 'Donning Oxford' from initial inspirations through to completed works. Please have a look at the blog, where there is full list of all contributing artist.
Monday, 31 October 2011
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Ring: 'Evening of the Birds' 2011
10.5x 7x 7.5cm
13.5x 5x 5.5cm
Ring: 'Of the Sun' 2011
11.5x 6.5x 6.5cm
Ring: 'Wake the Sea' 2011
11.5x 8x 7cm
Ring: 'Cage of Sand' 2011
7x 6x 8cm
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Brooch: 'Luminous Caverns' 2010
My work has gone through the final selection process of the BKV Prize 2011 and I am one of the twenty finalists that have been chosen by the jury. My work will be exhibited alongside all the other finalists at the Gallery of Applied Arts, Munich from 15th September - 1st October 2011. It will then be exhibited again at the Internationale Handwerksmesse Fair, IHM Munich, Special Exhibition »Handwerk & Design« Germany from 14th-20th March 2012.
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Brooch: 'Marvellous Medicine' 2010
FRESH: Metalsmith in Print 2011 which features one of my brooches, 'Marvellous Medicine' (see above) will be published and available to buy from 12th August 2011.
The work will then travel to the National Ornament Metal Museum in Memphis Tennessee, USA where they will be holding the exhibition of the work featured in magazine. It will be on show from 9th December 2011- 4th March 2012.
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Friday, 10 June 2011
I am happy to announce that my work has been selected for the next stage of the BKV Prize 2011. The jury met on 3rd June to select the shortlisted participants.
The members of this year’s jury are:
Matthias Gangkofner, Painter and Sculptor
Prof. Dr. Alexander Glas, University of Passau, Art Education / Aesthetic Education
Dr. Rüdiger Joppien, former Head of the Modern Department, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Reinhold Ludwig, Editor-in-chief, ART AUREA
Peter Schmitt, former Associate Director, Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, Member of the BKV Board of Directors
Norman Weber, Jewelry Maker
'Hoop' is one of the pieces that has been selected for the next stage of the BKV 2011 prize
Thursday, 9 June 2011
I am lucky to be a member of Crafthaus and entered some work into one their online exhibition's. The show called 'Piece Progression' will feature work from various art and craft mediums and is curated by Miriam Rowe. It's aim is to show the making process behind a specific piece of work from its beginning to its completion. The exhibition can be seen online from 18th August-18th September 2011.
I chose to show the making process behind one of my neckpieces 'Kew' and have included the images below.
Beginning stages of making.
Later stages of making
Finished piece 'Kew' Neckpiece: 2010
Monday, 11 April 2011
Ring: High Rise, 2010
I am pleased to announce that I am one of thirty artists to have been chosen to have work shown in FRESH: Metalsmith in Print 2011. This is a publication by the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and will be available from August 2011.
Monday, 21 March 2011
|Installation shot of Natalie Smith's work 'Big Blue' (Neckpiece) & 'Zero' (Ring) at Schmuck 2011 in Munich.|
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
I am really honored to have been chosen to exhibit two of my pieces on the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University (UK) stand at Inhorgenta Europe 2011. This is the international trade fair for Jewellery, watches, gemstones, design and technology. The show runs from 25th- 28th February 2011 in Munich, Germany.
'A Hat Full of Sky'
One of the pieces that will be on show at Inhorgenta Europe 2011
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
|'Dropped Cone', Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen||, Cologne|
ISM is described as the worlds largest and most important international sugar and sweet confectionery trade show and ProSweets Cologne showcases new ideas for sweet and sugar manufacture.
|ISM: The Future of Sweets, new products pavilion.|