For the 15th show, the five fine jewellery designers of the COSMIMA collective have invited two jewellers working in non-precious materials and two silversmiths to join them this November in Clerkenwell.
One-off pieces in silver, gold and precious stones are for sale alongside compositions crafted using resin, wood and glass; all hand made in the UK, displaying an exciting array of processes and sculptural forms. All works will be on show and for sale from 21 – 24 November with a private view on Wednesday 20th. To celebrate their 15 years, the collective will also host a special afternoon of tea, coffee and treats in the gallery on Saturday 23 November from 2pm.
COSMIMA are known for selecting respected and cutting-edge designers for their annual show. All nine designers exhibit internationally and their works can be found in the permanent collections of the V&A, the Goldsmiths’ Company, Crafts Council, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge and National Museum of Scotland.
The five core members of COSMIMA are Hidemi Asano, Chris Carpenter, Ulla Hörnfeldt, Daphne Krinos and Louise O’Neill; fine jewellers and contemporaries who met over fifteen years ago and have collaborated ever since, while building profiles independently for their work around the globe.
The work of each designer is distinctive but bound by a commitment to craftsmanship, quality and consideration of processes, materials, techniques and visual narrative. This year materiality and movement emerge as a central themes across the work from all nine designers. From Daphne Krinos’ graphic lines in black oxidised silver and gold, to the artful clusters of stones in Louise O’Neill’s jewellery and textured metals from Hidemi Asano, the organic forms from Chris Carpenter to the unique and vivid stones used by Ulla Hörnfeld.
Working with a variety of metals, award-winning guest designer Ane Christensen, begins with the simple geometry of bowl forms and flat sheet to create her sculptural pieces, while Tamar De Vries Winter specialises in the art of enamelling, imbuing each piece with it’s own story. Guest jewellers, Jed Green and Kathie Murphy showhow non-precious materials can create playful and dynamic pieces; Kathie celebrates colour in resin, while Jed combines blown glass, wood and silver to create innovative jewellery which is and instantly engaging.