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18th Nov - 30th Jan 2011

Yorkshire Post Review 18th Nov 2010

Yorkshire Post, Nov 18th 2010
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Nov 18th, 2010
Jewellery artists take their inspiration from urban scene
Fiona Evans
THE work of eight British graduates who have drawn on the urban landscape for inspiration takes centre stage at a new exhibition in West Yorkshire.
Cool Construct - New Kids on the Block
, which opens to the public tomorrow in Saltaire, features the work of emerging jewellery artists who have all recently graduated.
The work by David Finlay, Heather McDermott, Debra Townend, Janine Preece, Eleanor Bolton, Fiona West, Charlotte Valkeniers and Myia Bonner, will be on display at Kath libbert Jewellery Gallery in Salts Mill, Saltaire, until January 30, 2011.
Curator Kath Libbert, who selected the eight artists from hundreds of jewellery graduates, said: "I always look for individuality and a fresh approach. Cool Construct showcases the work of a selection of very talented jewellers who have been inspired by architecture, the urban environment and geometric forms and who have responded innovatively."
Myia Bonner, who graduated from Middlesex University, used the structure of the diamond as inspiration for her hard angled, out sized statement pieces in gold and silver.
She said: "My jewellery challenges scale, common associations, preconceptions and traditions given to the infamous stone."

Picture Captions:
HIGH TIMES: Sara Bukumunhe models Skyscraper rings by Fiona West which will feature in the Cool Construct Jewellery exhibition at Kath Libbert Jewellery, Salts Mill, Saltaire.

GRITTY STYLE: Phil Whitehouse, left, and Alex Bedford from Waterhouse construction wear brooches by David Finlay.


Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Salts Mill, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 3LA. Tel/Fax 01274 599790. For directions see About Us
Open Monday - Friday 10am - 5.30pm. Weekends 10am - 6pm.