Alternative Wedding Show 2012
5th Feb - 2nd May

Selection of Rings in 18ct Gold with a Rose Cut Diamond. Photo: N Mason

Selection of Rings in 18ct Gold with a Rose Cut Diamond. Photo: N Mason

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Jacqueline Mina, OBE

Jacqueline Mina is one of the most significant artist goldsmiths working in the UK today. She was awarded the 15K Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Jewellery in 2000 for ‘consistent innovation and a significant contribution to contemporary jewellery… for subverting and taking precious metal techniques to the extreme’. She has also just received an OBE for services to Art.
We are honoured to be able to show a small collection of her fabulous pieces at Salts Mill. Each shows Jacqueline’s uniquely free and innovative approach to precious materials. Her technical brilliance, allied with her strong artistic curiosity has resulted in a range of sensuous, understated work, which has a rare aesthetic presence in the field of contemporary gold jewellery.
Of her work she says: “I aim to achieve an aesthetic result that obscures the technical rigours of its production. I am preoccupied mainly with the surfaces of precious metals (which I always affect in some way before construction begins) and with form - juxtaposing the play of light, reflection, lustre with characteristic angle, curve and line - inspired by an abstraction of nature and art, and particularly of the human form. I am intrigued, too, by the potential for dialogue between inner and outer planes, with random patterns imprisoned within strictly delineated edges and the visual tension created by the contrast and harmony of all these factors.”

Her jewellery can be found in private collections worldwide and in major museums ranging from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to the Museum of Art and Design in New York.

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