10th Feb - 4th May 2008
'Something Old Something New'
The 7th Annual Alternative Wedding and Valentine Show

Diana Porter.


 

 


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Diana Porter

Awards
Designer of the Year (UK Jewellery Awards) 1999

Education
University of Central England, 1990-93

Qualifications
BA Hons - Jewellery and Silversmithing 1993

Biography
After a varied working life, initially as a teacher, followed by a long and interesting career in arts administration, community arts and theatre, I went to University and emerged in 1993 with a BA Hons in Jewellery and Silversmithing.

My jewellery and metal work is a synthesis of my creativity with the personal and political beliefs I have developed through my life experience.
I draw on ancient shapes and traditions of female power and give them a contemporary form and context. Words are a major feature of the work - they are used as decoration and may be ambiguous in their meaning. Often words are split between two, three and four pieces so that what appears on the individual ring or bracelet is indecipherable and the marks only make sense when put together with another piece.

Artists featured in 'Something Old, Something New' are: Natalie Jane Harris; Alexis Dove; Mirri Damer; Malcolm Morris; Zoe Newsome; Jacks Design; Beccy Gillatt; Angela Fung; Yoriko Mitsuhashi; Sarah Collins; Laura Marsden; Stephanie Moog; Min-Ji Cho; Victoria Kershaw; Hidemi Asano; Mikala Djorup; Tanja Ufer; James Newman; Ruth Tomlinson; Tina Engell; Catherine Mannheim; Sarah Lawrence; Diana Porter.