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jewellery and silversmithing show 2007


Jewellery and Silversmithing on show

Students on the BA Jewellery and Silversmithing course took to the stage on 6 June for their Annual Catwalk Show, which was deemed a ‘great success’ by Senior Lecturer on the course, Tim Carson.

This year’s show, entitled ‘Adorn’, was held at Westbourne Grove Church in Notting Hill to a capacity audience of 300, who were treated to an array of small and large-scale jewellery both worn on the catwalk and projected onto a wall.

The work was created by BA Jewellery and Silversmithing Level 1 students, with the exception of some pieces from a 3rd-year BA Textiles student who has been collaborating with the BA Jewellery course.

According to Tim, the creativity of the students was evident in the enormous breadth of work shown, which included pieces that draped to the floor, lit up, changed shape while worn, were destroyed through being worn, restricted body movement and, conversely, celebrated the movement of the body.

The use of materials was just as diverse, with a selection that included paper, metals, acrylic, resin, glass, ceramic and textiles.

The Catwalk Show was organised in its entirety by the students, from sourcing and securing the venue to designing and constructing the set, which referenced a dinner table at a debauched feast with MDF chandeliers hanging above.

Students also designed costumes for the models. These included uniforms for waiters, who presented smaller items on trays to the audience, and white-painted clothing. The students were also responsible for raising and managing a budget to cover advertising and promotion costs and the production of literature.

The profits from this sell-out event will be split between Westbourne Grove Church, which donated the space free of charge, and funding special activities for the students on the BA Jewellery course.

22 June 2007

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