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beyond the rocks: asia and contemporary jewelry by miranda rhys williams.
4 November 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0£10
the lecture will explore the work of key contemporary art jewelers who draw inspiration from the arts and practices of asia, notably japan, china and india.
leading specialist in contemporary jewelry, miranda rhys williams, will discuss the increasing role of design in contemporary jewelry through works in both precious and non-precious materials, which range from beautiful reinterpretations of the traditional, to exquisite experimental pieces.
among others, the work of the following art jewelers will be examined: mariko sumioka who draws inspiration from traditional japanese architecture; alice cicolini who combines enamel traditions of persia and patterns of the silk route; catherine martin who adopts the japanese textile art of kumihimo in platinum and gold; and poppy dandiya who gives a modern twist to bactrian aesthetics of north east india.