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Beyond the Rocks: Asia and Contemporary Jewellery
Fri 4 November 2016, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
This lecture will offer a fascinating insight into the work of key contemporary art jewellers who draw inspiration from the arts and practices of Asia, particularly India, Japan and China. Through their artistry and craftsmanship, these jewellers create original works in both precious and non-precious materials, which range from beautiful reinterpretations of the traditional, to exquisite experimental pieces. Their creations challenge our understanding of what fine jewellery is. Miranda will examine the increasing role of design in contemporary jewellery, investigating whether jewellery as art will ever replace our love affair with precious rocks.
Miranda Rhys Williams
Miranda is one of the UK’s leading specialists in contemporary art jewellery, designed and handmade by top individual goldsmiths. Her gallery, Tyger Glyn, has helped to bring appreciation of this art form to a wider audience and to establish its leading artist makers and rising talents. Private collectors, journalists, frequently seek Miranda’s expert eye. She sits regularly on the selection panel of the UK’s major contemporary goldsmiths’ and jewellery fairs.
Photo: Circle of Flames by Catherine Martin, credit: H.Schneebeli
This event is part of Asian Art in London 2016.