10th November - 28th January 2007
'Ten Years On'

A Special exhibition and competition to celebrate
a decade of Kath Libbert Jewellery at Salts Mill.

Leeds Guide, Nov 2006 review of Ten Years On

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Jewel in the Crown
Kath Libbert Jewellery turns ten

From a humble stall in Leeds' Corn Exchange, Kath Libbert upped the ante and set up her jewellery gallery in Salts Mill, Saltaire. Part of the late Jonathan Silver's restoration vision for the former textile mill, Kath Libbert Jewellery is a veritable treasure trove for contemporary jewellery, silver and metal smithing.
For her 10th birthday, 35 leading jewellers and designers from the UK and Europe have been invited to create a special piece of work on the theme of 'The Mill in Miniature'. As Kath explains: "Many of our designers have visited Salts and have a great affection for it, so part of my thinking behind the competition was to give them the opportunity not only to be involved in celebrating our 10 years here, but also reflect their impressions of the mill."
The response includes Betty Pepper's 'Lady Caroline's Cameo Appearance'. a book and necklace "ode to Lady Caroline Salt" (wife of the mill's builder Titus Salt); 'Salts Mill Nail Brooch' by Chris Philipson, a nail found in the mill's cobbles transformed into an elegant pin; 'In Memoriam' by Frank Wilson, a flying shuttle containing a welded steel figure; and 'Sir Titus Gurns', a wall-piece by Cathy Mills, "a look at Sir Titus' view on the consumption of alcohol mixed with today's binge-drinking culture." So while Titus may not approve of the drinks and canapés launch for the show, he would no doubt be full of mirth for such a successful enterprise.
Rich Jevons

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Salts Mill, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 3LA. Tel/Fax 01274 599790. For directions see About Us
Open Monday - Friday 10am - 5.30pm. Weekends 10am - 6pm. Email:info@kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk