20th July - 2nd October 2005
'Follow Me'
An exhibition following the progression and influences
in the work of leading jewellers and metal smiths.

Metro, July 2005 preview of 'Follow Me'

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19 July 2005

Follow Me

We take for granted that the work of any designer will have something that sets it apart. But we rarely examine the process that takes a craftsperson from initial inspiration to the production of pieces with the stamp of a particular identity. This show of work by seven jewellers and metalsmiths showcases that progression. As well as the works on display, the gallery is filled with the recorded sounds and images of each of the featured designers working.
Yoko Izawa draws on her work as a packaging designer in Japan to develop a wrapping technique that uses hand-dyed, knitted nylon to cover objects (pictured). Her jewellery has an ambiguous, enigmatic feel despite the bright colours and enticing shapes.
The simple, almost barbaric shapes of Dot Sims' dramatic neckpieces, bangles and rings are influenced by the Fife coastline where she lives. Her pieces are shaped in waves, with strong, fluid lines that reflect the sea's elemental power.
Fiona Cameron's enamelled silver jewellery reflects the physical process of battering metal into shape; other influences in her work are the forms and shapes of her Scottish homeland.
Light relief comes from Cathy Miles' wallpieces, made from snippets: of found objects, conversation and observation. These make their way into funny, grumpy pieces in which bad-tempered birds give vent to very human frustrations.
Tina Jackson
Tomorrow until Oct 2, Kath Libbert Jewellery, Salts Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Mon to Fri. 10am to 5.30pm, Sat and Sun 1 Dam to 6pm, free.
Tel: 01274599790.

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