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RAE 2008

Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design
dave goodwin rising jewellery star
dave goodwin rising jewellery star
david goodwin rising star

 

David Goodwin: Rising jewellery star

Part-time lecturer and jeweller in the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, David Goodwin, has been chosen to feature in this year’s annual Goldsmiths’ Company Summer Exhibition, ‘Rising Stars - A Blazing Trail of New Talent’.

This year’s show has been guest curated by Janice Blackburn, a contemporary applied arts curator and journalist, who has chosen 18 designers whom she considers to be at the cutting edge of their craft.

She said of the exhibition: ‘Rising Stars represents the diversity and innovation of jewellers and silversmiths working in the UK today. No longer can we expect the "expected" and the work in this exhibition demonstrates the makers’ integrity of skills with enormous flair, imagination and surprise.’

All items on show have been made especially for the Goldsmiths’ Company Summer Exhibition, except for some of the pieces that are the designers’ most recent work.

David Goodwin is one of the few exhibiting jewellers that have worked with ‘new technology’ in his creations; utilising techniques such as computer-aided design and rapid-prototyping.

David says of his approach: ‘I utilise computer-based technologies and combine them with traditional jewellery making skills to produce work that would arguably not exist otherwise. The technological side lends itself to the complex geometric forms while the techniques of casting, stone setting and finishing allow me to leave my mark as a maker’.

The Goldsmith’s Company has been actively supporting and promoting the crafts of goldsmithing, silversmithing and jewellery making for over 700 years. Through various exhibitions, fairs and other annual events, the Company has been instrumental in keeping the industry aware of the forerunners of jewellery design and silversmithing.

Admission to the Goldsmiths’ Company Summer Exhibition is free and will run until 14 July 2007 at the Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN.

For more information visit www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk.


27 June 2007

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