'From Chaos to Comprehension' at ATTA Gallery

The exhibition “From Chaos to Comprehension”, curated by Nanna Grønborg, shows the work of 7 contemporary Jewellery artists from Denmark/Germany, Thailand, the UK and the People’s Republic of China, all graduated from the MA 'Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products' at Birmingham City University, UK between 2010 and 2013. All of tem have experienced the turbulent, but rewarding process, of studying for an MA; which led them from a state of chaos to comprehending their work, its' prerequisites and processes.

Participating Artists:
Panjapol Kulpapangkorn (ปัญจพล กุลปภังกร), Nanna Grønborg, Fliss Quick, Hannah Fewtrell- Bolton, Natalie Smith, Xiao Liu, Farrah Al-Dujail

Cominelli 2014

I am proud to have been selected for the Cominelli Foundation award for the fourth year. These are the selected pieces that will be on show.


Schmuck 2014

‘Destination Schmuck’ was the first show held in Munich by the ‘Made to Make’ collective, having first exhibited during Schmuck 2013 with the online show ‘Matching Items Available’. ‘Destination Schmuck’ showcased new work created in response to the theme of Travel by the participating artists.

“With the growth in popularity of the Internet and social media within the art jewellery world our work ‘travels’ across the virtual world everyday. You are able to recognise a piece of work or a face of a jeweller you have only ever seen on a computer screen. Those jewellers and their work congregate yearly in Munich for those few days of ‘Schmuck’. Initial virtual connections of Like’s, Tweets and Pins are turned into tactile experiences and burgeoning dialogues.”

Members Farrah Al-Dujaili and Natalie Smith took on the role of curators for the show.  ‘Made to Make’ collective is proactive in creating opportunities and platforms to display our work and engage with the jewellery community at large. By undertaking collective briefs that question, confront and push conceptions of jewellery we aim to ultimately invigorate our individual practices. Each member’s work exudes craftsmanship, imagination and creative ingenuity distinctive of the art jewellery approach.

'IMPRINT' at Craft Central

I will be previewing the first pieces created using 3D printed nylon as part of this cross-disciplinary exhibition!

'Magic City' Private View

Photos by Fliss Quick

Cominelli 2013

I am please to have been selected by the Cominelli foundation with the piece 'If you were a bud' shown below.

Here is the list of other candidates selected: 


Mrs. Isabella Hund, gallerist will selected the 40 participants taking into consideration the goldsmith/artistic quality, the originality and contemporaneity.

More Than Gold

Parallax Art Fair

I will show work from the 'Into the Garden at Once' series at the Parallax Art Fair between 11th-12th May. This is the third edition of the NYC fair held during the same weekend as Frieze and will form the basis of curator Dr Chris Barlow's paper on the PAF project.

'Parallax Art Fair grew out of an international exhibition called Parallax that was conceived and curated by Dr Chris Barlow in London at the Royal Opera Arcade. Parallax AF London is now into its seventh edition and has exhibited object makers of every kind from all over the world. 

Like the original exhibition, at the heart of the fair is the practical exploration of new and radical ideas that developed within the professional discipline of art history. The fair becomes an attempt to make a statement about the very real problems concerning knowledge acquisition and objects designated as contemporary art. These are problems often ignored by the art industry, especially the contemporary art industry. The fair and exhibitors become a metaphor of these ideas that critique the contemporary art-fair industry in general and ask questions about the assumptions often taken for granted about our relationship to objects.
Parallax Art Fair recognises no “superiority” or extra-relevance of any form of object making of any kind and questions the ability to determine content in this way- a process that leads to undemocratic structures in the arts. At the edge of the fair’s core is a contradiction: a problem of relativism is absolutism.'


10-15 JUNE, 11.30am - 6.30pm / PRIVATE VIEW 11 JUNE, 5-8pm


'To celebrate Jewellery Week 2013 and showcase incredible work made by UK designers today, Craft Central presents Benchmark - a selling exhibition of contemporary jewellery design. A stone’s throw from London’s famous jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden, Benchmark will take place in our new Gallery and feature exciting jewellery by 16 leading designers, selected for the original nature of their outstanding handmade jewellery. 

Benchmark will explore the making processes, sculptural forms, innovative materials and narrative elements that contribute to the making of cutting-edge jewellery that remains highly wearable. Bold and dramatic, astonishingly intricate, exceptionally skilful... see jewellery in a new light.

BENCHMARK WILL SHOWCASE WEARABLE ARTWORKS BY Andrea Kamasova, Lauren Taylor, Day C, Lynne Maclachlan, De Anna Kiernan, Naomi McIntosh, Farrah Al-Dujaili, Neil Marlow, Heather McDermott, Rhiannon Palmer, Jane Gowans, Sarah Herriot, Julia Parry-Jones, Sophie Stamp, Karen Fox, Vicky Saragouda.

View images of their incredible work on our blog

For more information about Benchmark and for high res images please contact the curator, Exhibitions and Events Manager Sarah Hewett'

SCHMUCK-Show 2013

'Beautifully Marked' on show during Schmuck as part of Suspend.ed in Pink will also be part of the SCHMUCK-Show 2013!

The SCHMUCK-Show gives an overview on the multitude of jewelry exhibitions during the SCHMUCK-Days in Munich. The live presentation, with professional models, shows the interaction between the jewelry, the wearer and the beholder.
An exiting evening for artists, curators, collectors and laymen! 

Made to Make collective 'Matching Items Available'

'Made to Make' is a collective of art jewellers who are all alumni of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design’s School of Jewellery MA course whose diverse collections have already culminated in an exhibition in the UK.

We are Farrah Al-Dujaili, Stephanie Arm, Emily Bullock, Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton, Sally Collins, Lydia Feast, Jo Pond, Fliss Quick, Katherine Richmond, Natalie Smith and Li-Chu Wu.

Each member’s work exudes craft, imagination and creative ingenuity distinctive of the art jewellery approach.

The Made to Make collective is proactive in creating opportunities and platforms to display our work and engage with the jewellery community at large. By undertaking collective briefs that question, confront and push conceptions of jewellery we aim to ultimately invigorate our individual practices.

Made to Make collective are embracing the virtual space of the Internet with 'Matching Items Available' an online exhibition that goes live 06.03.2013 to coincide with Schmuck 2013.
One piece of jewellery...ten makers.
'Matching Items Available' sees ten art jewellers transform a mass-produced, fast-fashion necklace into something wholly different. goes live 06.03.2013
The countdown begins...
Be involved via Twitter @made_to_make #MatchingItemsAvailable   

'Suspend.ed in Pink'


My piece 'Beautifully Marked' will be shown as part of 'Suspend.ed in Pink'
Exhibitiors 'Suspend.ed in Pink' 2013

Alexandra Hopp,  Andrea Coderch, Annette Dam, Babette Von Dohnanyi, Claire Lavendhomme, Claire McArdle, Corrado de Meo, Demitra Thomloudis, Drew Markou, Erica Voss, Farrah Al Dujaili, Galatée Pestre, Helena Johansson, Heng Lee, Isabel Dammermann, Jane Richie, Jo Pond, Jorge Manilla, Josephine Siwei Wang, Kate Rohde, Karen Bartlett, Karen Vanmol, Karin Roy Andersson, Katharina Moch, Kevin Hughes, Lauren Markley, Laurence Verdier,  Lital Mendel, Lynn Batchelder, Mallory Weston, Masako Hamaguchi, Michelle Kraemer, Minna Karhu, Patricia A Gallucci, Rachel McKnight, Réka Fekete, Rhona McCallum, Ria Lins, Sam Hamilton, Silke Fleischer, Sofia Björkman, Thea Clark, Vinit Koosolmanomai, Yeseul Seo, Zoe Robertson.

Tankerekker/ 'Train of Thoughts'

Six pieces of my work are on show in Norway as part of Tankerekker.

'"Trains of Thoughts" is an exhibition that focuses on series. Why are there so many artists that works in series? Is it the research, the perfectionism, the meaning of the small variations or laziness that motivates them? What can we read from series; a group of work which are connected, but still can be seen as separate pieces. The link can be logic, theme, frames for compositions, choice of material, or almost invisible changes.

Can we understand series as a long sketching process where we as audience get to see everything?

To make series in art is close up to real life, as the wish of improvement, constantly looking at other possibilities, other solutions. All the time to think that there are a progression of some kind, or just the satisfaction of repetition with small changes.'

The show has been curated by Helen Dal.

The Body Adorned

My work is part of SNAG’s inaugural virtual exhibition ‘The Body Adorned’. The exhibition curated by Gail M. Brown seeks to explore “adornment as experience” on the landscape of the body through images photographed on the maker’s model of choice.

Gail M. Brown, Juror, when curating the exhibition was looking for:

• New/recent, exceptional work not previously published.
• Original and self-determined work.
• A fresh, perhaps thought provoking manner of presentation.
• The wearer’s “engagement” in the experience.
• ‘Real’ people wearing this most intimate art form, a photo album of experiences.
• Communication of both visual and then verbal information.
• A vehicle to view the body as site and landscape for studio jewellery.
• The presence and experience, display and back story: the ultimate seduction for the viewer of enticing studio jewellery on the body.

The image were taken especially for this project  ‘the photographing of my work being worn is something that has always intrigued me. This seemed a wonderful chance to truly consider what elements of composition, lighting and pose to utilise to create the perfect image to convey the ideas surrounding my work.’

Made to Make at Bilston Craft Gallery

I will be exhibiting a new collection of objects entitled 'Something Interesting is Sure to Happen!' as part of 'Made to Make'. The show will showcase 'the wealth of talent and inspiration developed in the region' through Birmingham Institute of Art and Design’s School of Jewellery MA.

Made to Make is curated by the graduates together with MA Course Director and Transplantation exhibitor Professor Jivan Astfalck. The show will run from 5th October- 1st December 2012.

Cominelli Foundation Award 2012

I have been selected for the 3rd edition of the Cominelli Foundation's International Competition for Contemporary Jewellery 2012 organized by the Foundation and the AGC Contemporary Jewellery Association.

Two prizes and three special mentions will be awarded to the participants in the exhibition. The selection of the 43 participants in the competition was organized by Maria Cristina Bergesio, Historian of Jewellery and Contemporary Jewellery, author of important publications on the art of jewellery.The criterion for the selection was the quality of goldsmith's art, the originality and the contemporaneity of the pieces, represented in the registration phase, by photographs.

The selected artists :

The Jury for the competition is made up of important figures in the world of art and Italian and International contemporary jewellery:
  • Michele Cassarino, chairman of the Cominelli Foundation
  • Daniel Kruger, goldsmith, teacher sculpture/jewelry Art School in Halle
  • Maria Cristina Bergesio, historian of jewellery and contemporary jewellery
  • Mirella Cisotto Nalon, head of cultural activity, the Council of Padua
  • Rita Marcangelo, gallery owner, administrator of the Cominelli Foundation's Permanent Collection
  • Massimo Tedeschi, editor-in-chief Corriere della Sera, Brescia supplement
  • Ludwig Reinhold, director of Art Aurea magazine

Exhibition dates : 1st september - 30th september 2012

European Prize for Applied Arts 2012
What is Applied Arts?
When creating bursts into daily life, when jewellery becomes message, when ceramics becomes poem, when design changes  life, when the artists have a fresh look at everything of daily life, and create unique pieces through the "intelligence of the hand",  this is what Applied Arts means.
Objects and furniture design, textile design, contemporary ceramics, jewellery and silversmithing, glass, metalwork,...  Come and discover the best of European Applied Arts,  during  summertime, at the Grand Hall of the "Abattoirs Abattoirs" of Mons (Belgium).
Seasoned designers and young talents, whose creations will be on show in the magnificent showcase of the Grand Hall, interact thanks to an exhibition design from entrusted to Evelyne Gilmont, a designer from Brussels teaching at the  School of Plastic and Visual Arts of Mons.

Amongst the exhibits  an international jury of experts will award, two prizes :
The Master Prize, which carries a money prize of €3,500, conferred on an artist over 35 years of age, author of a key work.
The Young Talent Prize, which carries a money prize of €3,000, conferred on a young artist aged 35 at most

The Artists
AKESSON Gunilla Maria-Suède-Céramique; ARIG Nevin-Belgique-Bijou; Bijlenga Marian-Pays-Bas-Textile; BLANK Alexander-Allemagne-Bijou; BRAHAM Frédéric-France-Bijou; Cutler Vanessa-Royaume Uni-Verre; De Ruysscher Kim-Pays-Bas-Autre; DELARUE Valérie-France-Céramique; Draper Gemma-Espagne-Bijou; DUONG Sam Tho-Allemagne-Bijou; EISMANN Beate-Allemagne-Bijou; Everaet Mieke-Belgique-Céramique; Faulkner James-Royaume Uni-Céramique; Fawkes Sally-Royaume Uni-Verre; FERNANDES Maria-Theresa-Royaume Uni-Textile; FOKS Hilde-Pays-Bas-Bijou; GegenwartBeate-Royaume Uni-Métal; Graf Christine  -Allemagne-Bijou; HINES SUSI-Royaume Uni-Bijou; HOGAN JOE -Irlande-Autre; HOOGEBOOM Peter-Pays-Bas-Bijou; HURLIN Jean-Louis-France-Métal; JOECKEL Christiana-Allemagne-Bijou; Jonsson Christer-Suède-Bijou; KANCHEV IVANOV Ivan-Bulgarie-Céramique; KETTLE Alice-Royaume Uni-Textile; KOVALEVYCH Ihor-Ukraine-Céramique; Krabbe Karen Lise-Danemark-Verre; Lai Meiso-Royaume Uni-Textile; Laleman Lut-Belgique-Céramique; LAVENDHOMME Claire-Belgique-Bijou; LEBRUN Thérèse-Belgique-Céramique; Leuner Christoph-Allemagne-Bois; LLoyd Zoe-Royaume Uni-Céramique; MÄLK Kadri-Estonie-Bijou;Marlair Marie-Agnès-Belgique-Céramique; MAROUSEZ Catherine-France-Verre; Meert Hugo -Belgique-Céramique; Nevers Jette-Danemark-Textile; Patuszynska Monika-Pologne-Céramique; Pavol Bradovka Nadabula-Slovaquie-Mobilier-objet; PUIG CUYÀS Ramon-Espagne-Bijou; Reeves Liam-Royaume Uni-Verre; ROBERTSON Zoe-Royaume Uni-Bijou; Romanelli Bruno-Royaume Uni-Verre; SAARE Mare-Estonie-Verre; SADA Elke-Allemagne-Céramique; Schaupp Isabell-Allemagne-Bijou; SCHLOTZ Martin-Allemagne-Céramique; SEIFFERT Hiawatha-Allemagne-Métal; serio Vittorio-France-Mobilier-objet; SPECKNER Bettina-Allemagne-Bijou; Spoto Antonino-Belgique-Céramique; TOLVANEN Terhi-Pays-Bas-Bijou; UDERZO Barbara-Italie-Bijou; VAN DER LEEST Felieke-Norvège-Bijou; Van HageHanneke-Pays-Bas-Autre; VanderstukkenKoen-Belgique-Verre; Veenre Tanel-Estonie-Bijou; ZANELLA Annamaria-Italie-Bijou; ZimmerJeff-Royaume Uni-Verre

Young Talents:
Al-DujailiFarrah-Royaume Uni-Bijou; BARR Mika-Israel-Textile; BrownIona M C-Royaume Uni-Bijou; Cardillo Daniela-Irlande-Bijou; DEAKIN Laura-Allemagne-Bijou; Dettar Katharina-Allemagne-Bijou; Domingues Patricia-Allemagne-Bijou; Donnellan Karen-Irlande-Verre; Fischer Anne-Allemagne-Autre; Gonsholt Tuva-Norvège-Verre; Grinovich Adam-Suède-Bijou; ISVERDING Melanie-Allemagne-Bijou; JORIS Hannah-Belgique-Bijou; KautDominique-Belgique-Céramique; Lamb Andrew-Royaume Uni-Bijou; Larsson Agnes-Suède-Bijou; Niederhauser Noemi-Suisse-Céramique; PlanitzerBenjamin-Allemagne-Autre; POLLONIATO Paolo-Belgique-Céramique; Schepens Helena-Belgique-Métal; Schreiber Constanze-Allemagne-Bijou; Selway Maya-Royaume Uni-Métal; StegmannDiana-Allemagne-Autre; vagi Flora-Hongrie-Bijou; Van De Pol de Deus Anna Helena-Italie-Bijou; 

'Blooming Art' Sterling Gallery

The two brooches below will be included in the new exhibition at the gallery, owned by Erika Csorna. Sterling  Gallery was opened in 2004 with the of aim of creating a forum to introduce the best contemporary jewellery designers of Hungary. The amazing work of Li-Chu Wu is featured on the invite.


Birmingham Made Me Design Expo

I will have three new pieces on display as part of Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton's HCFBoutique in the 'Birmingham Made Me' store Mailbox. Hannah explains 'HCFBoutique is a boutique gallery selling ranges of statement handmade fashion accessories, which are the focal point of an outfit not the after thought.' You can see Hannah's own work here.

Donning Oxford

I am very pleased to have my work selected as the flier image! You can now see selected works in the build up to the opening, please visit the 'Donning Oxford' blog

SOFA New York

Below are a few images of my time in New York- an amazing trip that I would love to repeat! Again I have to thank the Art Jewelery Forum for awarding me the 'Emerging Artist' award and for Ornamentum for showing my work as part of their stand.


European Prize for Applied Arts
My work has been selected for the European Prize for Applied Arts. The jury met at the WCC-BF's gallery in Mons on 9th an 10th January and was composed of the following experts :

Alice Cantigniau, Culture Service, City Mons
Vincent Cartuyvels, Director Artschool " Le 75", Brussels
Liesbeth Den Besten, art critic, curator, expert in contemporary jewellery
Stéphanie Le Follic-Hadida, Art historian, Art Director Gallery Collection, Paris
Hélène Martiat, Inspector Art Education, Ministry of Education
Frank Steyaert, Ceramicist, collector, Director Gallery Steyaert, Gent

From a total of 550 applications coming from all around Europe, 86 applications were selected.

Schmuck 2012

I will be taking part in two exhibitions for Schmuck 2012. I am currently making new work for both, working on new ways to explore the themes within my work.

The first is 'Life's a Bench- Meddle' My connection with the 'Life's a Bench' group of jewellers is the shared experience of completing the MA Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products. The first impression made upon me was whilst viewing their work in the very first ‘Life’s a Bench’ show at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham. They were an inspirational group of jewellers, who had just finished the creative and imposing journey I, as a newly anointed MA student was about to go begin on that very same day! So it is a great pleasure to be invited to be part of the show and it will be thrilling to have my work alongside theirs. 

The second exhibition is 'Suspended' is an installation of jewellery which is hanging by a thread curated by Laura Bradshaw-Heap. With work from Karin Roy Andersson, Luz Arias, Laura Bradshaw-Heap, Alice Bo-Wen Chang, Melanie Codarin White, Andrea Coderch, Joana Cunha, Michelle Kraemer, Robert Longyear, Natalia MACIA BOVE, Margherita de Martino Norante, rhona mccallum, Laura McGrath, Geri Nishi, Jo Pond, Rebecca Skeels, Jessica Turrell and Anna Helena Van De Pol de Deus.

AJF 'Emerging Artist Award'

I am pleased and flattered to announce I have been awarded the 'Emerging Artist' award by the Art Jewelry Forum. My work was chosen from among 150 entries from 36 countries.
Criteria used in the judging were originality, depth of concept and quality of craftsmanship. The goal of the EAA is to acknowledge promise, innovation and individuality in the work of emerging jewelers. The competition is open to makers of art jewelry who have recently completed their professional training. 
Jurors for the 2011 competition were Perry A Price, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts; Marion Fuller, long-standing member of AJF and collector of contemporary jewelry; and Agnes Larsson, jewelry artist and recipient of the AJF’s 2010 Emerging Artist Award.
My work will be featured by an AJF member gallery at SOFA NY and in AJF advertisements and I will serve as a juror for next year’s competition. Formal announcement of this award, with images of the work, will be made at SOFA New York, April 20–23, 2012. My work will also be shown at COLLECT in London, England, May 11–14, 2012.

Donning Oxford

I am working towards new work for the exhibition 'Donning Oxford'. Curated by jewellery artists Natalie Smith, Fliss Quick and Tamsin Leighton-Boyce. The forthcoming show of contemporary jewellery artists will take place at the O3 Gallery, Oxford 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.' Please visit the 'Donning Oxford' blog for more information.
My initial inspiration has come from reading Lewis Carrol's 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass'. In particular the famous 'Painting the Roses Red' moment. It seems made for my work!
Original illustration by John Tenniel

Two new publications for 2012!

As well as being part of Olivier Dupon's new book 'The New Jewelers' Book', I have had two images selected for the new Larks Craft publication '500 Rings' and have also being invited to be part of the Special paper editions of Noovo Books, Jewellery Art (Vol. 7). You can check out their previous editions through the link below.

Cominelli Foundation Collection

I am very happy to have been invited by Bianca Cappello to exhibit my work in the permanent Contemporary Jewellery collection of the Cominelli Foundation ( ) in collaboration with the AGC - The Contemporary Jewellery Association.

The Cominelli Foundation’s permanent Contemporary Jewellery collection project has as its aim the creation of a new point of reference for Contemporary Jewellery in a renowned and international cultural context on the banks of Lake Garda.

The collection will be formed over five years thanks to the selection of 5 Jewellery curators, historians and critics, who will succeed each other, year by year, until 2015.

At the end of the 5 years an important publication of the collection with colour photographs of the jewellery and texts written by the curators who took part in the project is envisaged. I chose to send the brooch below.

Transformation 8: Contemporary Work in Small Metals, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize

I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted as one of 33 finalists for the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize by jurors Bruce Pepich, Natalya Pinchuk, Cathy Raphael, Margaret Raphael, Alex Raphael and Kate Lydon. My submission was chosen from among 137 entries. My work will now be included in Transformation 8: Contemporary Work in Small Metals, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize (February 3, 2012—June 30, 2012).

"Piece Progressions"

The online exhibition "Piece Progressions" is now featured on the front page of Crafthaus from August 18th - September 18th. The exhibition illustrates the large variety of materials and processes involved in making a complete piece.

"25 years of Galerie Louise Smit"
I am excited to announce that I have being selected to be part of the group exhibition “25 years of Galerie Louise Smit ”, which is being organised for the occasion of the Galerie Louise Smit (GLS) celebrating it’s 25th anniversary.
The selected artists of the GLS were asked to nominate one person from the current international art jewellery scene to represent a symbol of excellence and innovation. I was nominated to take part by Terhi Tolvanen. 

As the nominee I liaised with my personal curator Terhi Tolvanen to seek advice on the chosen pieces. The three selected pieces will be displayed with one piece from Terhi Tolvanen current collection. It is the intention of the gallery that both the curator and the nominee will form a partnership by displaying their work together.

The exhibition will run from Sunday 4th of September 2011 till 6th October 2011.

For more information visit:

Cominelli Foundation Award

My work is among those selected out of the 160 entries received for the Cominelli Foundation Award. The participants were chosen by Graziella Folchini Grassetto and the exhibition will run from September 10th until October 2nd 2011. The two selected pieces are shown below.


"Piece Progressions"

I have been selected to be part of "Piece Progressions" an online exhibition on Crafthaus. Curated by jeweller Miriam Rowe, it will be the featured exhibition on Crafthaus from August 18th until September 18th. Miriam states 'The goal of the exhibition is to show a large variety of processes and materials'. So you will get a unique insight in to the making of the piece below!

BKV Prize 2011
My work has been selected for the BKV Prize 2011 for Young Applied Arts object jury round. The jury came together for its first meeting on the 3rd of June 2011, to select the participants of the object jury. 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

Out of 137 applications of extremely high quality submitted from 22 nations. my application has been selected to go through to the next round.

The finalists and the prize winner of the object jury will be determined in July. The award ceremony will take place in September15th, 2011, at the Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein on Pacellistraße.


My piece has just returned from "MEDITERRANEO", the image below shows it on display during the exhibition.

Image taken by Francesca Gabrielli


I have just returned from another great visit to Munich for Schmuck 2011! Below shows my work on display as part of Talente 2011.

To get myself ready for trip to Munich I have been making new pieces in the past few weeks. Some of these you will catch me wearing as I visit all the exhibitions during Schmuck 2011, hope to see you there!

To see other views of these pieces go to each section of my blog.


I have been selected for "MEDITERRANEO" an international contemporary jewellery exhibition. Critic Bianca Cappello selected the works on the criteria of expressive strength, technical quality, originality and potential when on display. The selected piece will be on show from 12th April 2011. 

For more information visit

Codium vermillara 8.5cm x 8cm x 7cm

Inhorgenta 2011

For the second year I will have work exhibited at Inhorgenta Europe 2011 as part of The School of Jewellery, Birmingham stand. The International trade fair for Jewellery, watches, gemstones, design and technology runs from 25th- 28th February 2011 in Munich, Germany.

The Sketchbook Project 2011
The 2011 Sketchbook Project opens this weekend at the Brooklyn Art Library, New York.

Selected pages from my sketchbook they have just recieved...

Brilliantly Birmingham

These are two new pieces made especially for 'Flux' an exhibition I am taking part in as part of Brilliantly Birmingham. The private view is tomorrow evening and the exhibition runs until January 9th 2011. The blog has been updated with all the other new pieces that will be shown at the exhibition.

Selected for Talente

I have been selected to exhibit my MA collection as part of Talente 2011 at the International Trade Fair in Munich.

‘I hope to establish myself as a jeweller through well-made, innovative pieces and being part of an established exhibition like Talente is a great platform to do just that. I feel very privileged to be exhibiting’.

The selected pieces of work:

Brilliantly Birmingham

I will be exhibiting a selection of work as part of Flux from 27th November 2010 to 9th January 2011.

'Brilliantly Birmingham will see the fifth annual FLUX. The exhibition of new and emerging designer-makers will be situated at the new gallery space at mac throughout the festival, providing a platform for new designers to display and sell their work.'

Taking part in The Sketchbook Project
I am also taking part in the Sketchbook Project 2011 and will be using the opportunity to exhibit my drawing aesthetic.

'Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country. After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.
Anyone - from anywhere in the world - can be a part of the project.'