20th July - 30th Sept 2007
'Wood You?'
Exciting new showcase of thirteen internationally
renowned jewellery artists working in wood.



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LEEDS GUIDE
8-23 August 2007

Out On A Limb
Branching out: distinctive
jewellery taking root in the art world
Wood You? at the Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery in Salts Mill, Saltaire seeks to change our perception of wood. The exhibition brings together 13 of the most impressive contemporary jewellery designers from around the world, for a unique show of some very special pieces. The emphasis is on the diverse qualities of wood: how different one piece is from another even before it is crafted into a work of art.
Whether it is dark or pale, oak or maple, burnt or sea worn, this exhibition aims to demonstrate that wood is a deeply sensitive medium that is just as interesting and impressive as its metal counterparts. Crafting wood jewellery is a delicate and highly skilled process. The objects on show are striking and visitors are encouraged to buy a unique and wearable piece. The exhibiting artists will also take commissions.
Boundaries separating decorative jewellery and art jewellery are all but removed at this event and Libbert wants visitors to begin to change the way they consider jewellery in general. She wants to demonstate the collectable nature of the pieces on show. Libbert operates the 'Own Art' scheme, which gives people an affordable way to buy contemporary jewellery over a 10 month period. Taking into account the gradual exhaustion of the antique jewellery market, she wants people to see these modern pieces as an equally sound investment, as something they might buy at an antiques auction.
Joanna Hardy, organiser of the London Rocks event at Sotheby's, will be talking on the subject at the collectors' event at KLJ on Tuesday 11th September.
Until 30th September 2007. Prices range from £90 to £1,600. For more information call 01274 599790 or go to www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk

Annalise Cunild.

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