IntoFlora
AN EXHIBITION OF EXUBERANT
FLORAL JEWELLERY

15th July - 26th Sept 2010


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Craft & Design
Newsletter, September 2010
IntoFlora
Until 26 September
Kath Libbert, renowned for her imaginative approach to curating contemporary jewellery, has added a playful aspect to IntoFlora, asking each artist to create a special fl oral tribute to a famous individual who has inspired them, called I’m Into….
Kath says, ‘The work of the eight artists I’ve chosen is truly a floral feast for the eyes! And as a bonus their I’m Into… pieces offer a fascinating insight into their processes of inspiration.’

The artists and their Inspiration:
Up-and-coming British jeweller Mikaela Lyons has created a sumptuously colourful collaged body sculpture in honour of Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine. Jeweller Ana Hagopian from Barcelona presents Campanula, a delicately beautiful tribute to Cate Blanchett .
Natalya Pinchuk, (Russia/USA) cites her inspirational person as the American food activist and author of The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan.
Selina Campbell, (UK) makes her own homage to interiors guru and fabric designer Tricia Guild, whose own designs feature strong floral elements.
Japanese jewellery maker Masayuki Nagata has created a ring and necklace in honour of the Marxist revolutionary, Che Guevara.
Lisa Juen, (Germany/China), chooses as her inspirational person the provocative Canadian rock star Peaches – whose extreme performances push boundaries in the same way that Lisa Juen’s jewellery does.
Anna Atterling is a Swedish designer who has chosen the director of Cirkus Cirkör, Tilde Björfors. Ines Schwotzer’s, (Germany), work is inspired by nature – for this project, she has chosen Van Gogh as her inspirational person and has of course made the most exquisite sunflower!

IntoFlora and I’m Into… explore the sensual delights of fl oral abundance, inviting visitors to take a look into the processes of artistic inspiration and creation. The exhibition will also feature an exclusive Collectors Event on 21st September where Joanna Hardy, a jewellery expert from the BBC Antiques Roadshow and former head of the Jewellery Department at Sotheby’s, will discuss the symbolic use of the flower in jewellery through the ages and Mikaela Lyons, one of the featured jewellers will talk personally about her creative process.

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery,
Salts Mill, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 3LA
www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk

Picture Captions:
Natalya Pinchuk, Growth Series Neckpiece No 2
Ana Hagopian, Cherry Blossom Necklace

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