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contemporary jewellery by Rose Wood

About Me

 

For me, jewellery is primarily an expression of the fun to be found in handling new and novel objects. This haptic engagement, combined with imaginative form and bold colour, lies at the heart of my practice.

 

Once the seed of an idea arrives, it's a matter of coaxing out its potential through a process of experimentation and play until something tangible and fresh begins to emerge.

 

The next step involves refining the designs - transforming semi-abstract forms into durable and comfortable finished pieces. This stage feels like a collaboration between myself and the materials – letting the soft nappa leather and sterling silver speak for themselves, and be shaped into forms that reflect their natural properties.

 

The final sculptural piece is something that synthesises complex construction with structural simplicity, always with the wearer in mind.

 

With my Bespoke Colour service, fashioning an item that has a sense of individuality is now an option.

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Exhibitions:

 

Exhibition at 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market - April 2015

Seren Wen - Oriel Myrddin Gallery Nov/Dec 2014

The Garden, Nevern - August 2014

Hearth and Home - Oriel Myrddin Nov/Dec 2013

MADE Showcase - Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Sept/Oct 2013

The Garden - August 2013

Y Lle Celf  - August 2013

Only One, Mokspace - London - June - July 2013

Matter Lumina, Cardiff - May 2013

Wonderwool Wales - April 2013

Glow London - February 2013

Matter Lumina - November 2012

Festival of Quilts - August 2012

Oriel Myrddin -  February 2012

Goldsmiths Hall - January 2012

Festival of Quilts 2011

New Designers 2011

Middlesex Degree Show 2011

Encore at MODA 2009

 

 

Scholarships and Awards:

 

- Winner of 'Year in a Creative Unit' at The Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

- Goldsmiths Getting started Programme 2012, funded by the Goldsmiths Company            

 

- Joint Winner for the Graduate Showcase Bursary Awarded  at the Festival of Quilts 2011

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Education:

 

 

BA Hons in Jewellery Design - Middlesex University - First Class Hons

 

Foundation in Art and Design - Carmarthenshire College of Art

 

ND in Fashion and Textile Design - Pembroke College

 

 

Work experience:

 

Guest Lecturer: BA Jewellery - Carmarthenshire College of Art

Studio assistant - Paul Seville

Studio assistant - Comfort Station

Set and prop assistant - Secret Cinema

Photo shoot set assistant - Lucy Butler

Workshop assistant - Sara Lloyd-Morris