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

‘Flower' earrings in 18ct gold and porcelain by Ruth Tomlinson.

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About Us

Ruth Tomlinson

Ruth Tomlinson has recently graduated with an MA in Jewellery Design from the prestigious Royal College ot Art with three new collections of work, 'Hoard', 'Encrustations' and the '13 Golden rings' some of which will be exhibited in her forthcoming shows.

Ruth has built up her reputation since her graduation from Manchester in 2001 where she developed her ultra feminine and romantic 'flora' collection, using a unique combination of porcelain, silver and gold. Her career was launched at 'New Designers' show at the Business Design Centre in London, where she scooped the Wedgwood Future in Ceramic Design Award and joint New Designer of the Year. Since then Ruth, has exhibited internationally in the UK, Europe, Asia and America. She has recieved prestigious commissions, including for the fashion phone launch for Nokia and, her work is also held in several private collections. She has bejewelled celebrities such as Davina McCall and Maggie Gylenhalle.

Ruth's inspiration for her new collections comes from the history of jewellery and lifecycles. The opulent 'Hoard' collection was inspired by portraits of aristocracy displayed in all their riches. Old stones are given a new life in contemporary settings, where emeralds and garnets glimmer from in between rich layers of gold, each piece a treasure. imbued with a sense of discovery which evokes grandeur of times past. The
'Encrustations' series was inspired by stories of shipwrecks and forgotten underwater worlds. Ruth uses jewels and colours of the sea; pearl, coral and aquas, combined with silver to create a collection that conveys the transient cycle of nature, growth, life and decay.

Biographical Details

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.