Friday, 10 June 2011

BKV Prize 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

New Work: Starla

Natalie Smith
Neckpiece: 'Starla' 2010

Piece Progression

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