5th July - 1st September 2002

An Exhibition of Calalan Jewellery
Part of an Exchange Project showing British work at
Hipotesi Gallery in Barcelona 13th June - 15th August '02

Artscene, September 2002 review of 'Distinto-Distinct'

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September 2002

Review: Kath Libbert Jewellery
Work by six Catolan jewellers from Barcelona's Hipotesi Gallery seem to glow in the corner of Kath Libbert's showroom and draw every visitor in. Grego Garcia Tebar in particular (if the writer had the money, she'd buy THE LOT) is exquisite, quirky, colourful. As well as pendants and earrings, she has produced wooden boxes which work like gorgeous shrines to tiny animals.
Carmen Amador has produced beautiful, wearable brooches that look like little boots made out of shells and fine gold wire; Milena Acosta is obsessed with tiny gilded cages with even tinier figures inside; Xavier lnes Monclus has playful, cartoony animals and objects in his attractive work. And Silvia Piva makes jewellery that look like talismans - very feminine and sexy (flowers in cages or fine wires threaded with tiny beads). Montserrat Marin's jewellery is more restrained and geometric than her co-exhibitors - but it still looks warm and extrovert compared with the British exhibits. Is Kath Libbert Jewellery too good for Bradford? Or for Yorkshire? You do ask yourself if the people with money have any taste or sense of adventure at all. But a big 10 out of 10 to Kath Libbert for her hard work, vision and enterprise.

The exhibition by six Catalan makers concludes at Kath Libbert Jewellery, Salts Mill, Saltaire Nr. Bradford on September 1st, although some pieces are liable to continue to be available Tel. 01274 599790
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. Email:info@kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk