BRIGHT/LIGHT
AN EXHIBITION OF CONTRASTS

12th Nov - 31st Jan 2010



Charlotte Dey a.k.a. Ivy Nixon

Charlotte Dey a.k.a. Ivy Nixon
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Charlotte Dey
(a.k.a. Ivy Nixon)

EXHIBITIONS AND TRADE SHOWS

2009                    
New Designers Trade Show  
                            
2009                    
Degree Show (Bonington Building, Nottingham Trent Uni) 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

2006 - 2009 
BA Hons Decorative Arts

First and second year, worked with a variety of materials including ceramics, glass, metal, wood, textiles, plastics. Projects included live design project for ceramics company, design for industry project and design for commission.

Final year specialised in silver smithing; design and creation of several jewellery ranges. Final project range was inspired by novel ‘Madame Bovary’; worked with reclaimed ivory and ebony piano keys, modelling ivory and setting into silver to form chatelaine brooches. Utilised acid etching to create a range of small silver containers with Gustave Flaubert’s handwriting etched onto the caps. Set ivory into rub over pendant rings featuring hand-written codes.

Business project in final year; formulation of a business plan to identify viable product ranges, and prepare for life as a designer/maker. Presentation of business plan to a panel of industry professionals. Established a very successful retail outlet/ gallery space for student/local makers work, undertaking a managerial role within the company.

2005 – 2006     
Foundation in Art and Design
  Stockport College.
 
Final project: created a range of jewellery out of moulded paper - combining application of text, threads, and colour development.


Artists featured in BRIGHT are: Shona MacSween; Lina Peterson; Deana Baker; Clare Knox-Bentham; Hanni Ramsay; Holly Edwards. Artists featured in LIGHT are: Lydia Feast; Jahyun Rita Baek; Ivy Nixon;
Jen Brown
; Jamie Price; Kerri Strachan. Also especially for Christmas BLACK & GOLD a showcase featuring:
Bea Jareno; Teri Howes; Sarah Herriot; Jacqueline Cullen.