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July/August, 2012

Two new exhibitions open at Kath Libbert’s Salt Mills gallery this month (until 30 September)

The first, Flourish, is an exhibition celebrating the gallery’s 16 years in business. The work is difficult to pigeonhole as – as ever with Libbert’s shows – it crosses boundaries between jewellery, fashion and sculpture, with pieces ranging from Yu-Ping Lin’s elaborate origami-inspired neckpieces, to Nina Sajet’s necklace of beautifully realistic porcelain cabbages. In a recent interview with Findings Magazine, Libbert explained how she chooses the work: ‘Firstly work has to be well crafted but then it’s about surprising me, provoking me, presenting me with something intriguingly beautiful.’ And the work on show here is no exception, with makers using a variety of unusual materials and techniques to create new and unexpected forms.

The second exhibition, FlourishRing, showcases what she calls a group of ‘exuberant, celebratory rings’ specially made by the 100 plus makers linked to the gallery over the last 16 years. So look out for the likes of Jacqueline Mina, Malcolm Morris, Adam Paxon and Georg Dobler among others. Once you’ve checked them all out, you get to vote for your favourite piece, try it on and be photographed wearing it, with the photos forming a mini installation on the gallery walls.

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