The 13th annual showcase of contemporary jewellery and silverware from the COSMIMA collective
COSMIMA presents the latest handcrafted jewellery and silverware from nine leading UK designers. For the 13th annual 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 sit alongside compositions crafted using resin and enamel; 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 23rd – 26th November. 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 collections of the V&A, the Goldsmiths’ Company and Crafts Council. The five core members of COSMIMA are fine jewellers Hidemi Asano, Chris Carpenter, Ulla Hornfeldt, Daphne Krinos and Louise O’Neill. This year colour and movement emerge as a central themes across the work from all nine designers. From Daphne Krinos’ geometric, layered and articulated pieces, to the delicate patterns and colour gradients 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 Hornfeld. Guest designer, silversmith Rebecca de Quin explores sculptural constructs of replication and inversion with her vessels, while Hazel Thorn’s fragmented works are formed in response to the patterns in the metal she creates. Guest jewellers Jessica Turrell and Kathie Murphy show how non-precious materials can create playful and dynamic pieces; Kathie celebrates colour in resin, while Jessica experiments with enamel to create intricate tactile surfaces in her jewellery.