12th November - 31st Jan 2004
Nine New British Graduates

Yorkshire Journal, Winter 2003 review of Fresh
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Fresh discoveries of jewellery at Saltaire
Fresh is an eye-catching exhibition featuring the work of nine new designers at Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery at Salts Mill in Saltaire. There is elegant jewellery in gold and silver; witty pieces to turn heads; and soft, cuddly accessories in felt and wool.
Having visited numerous graduate shows and design exhibitions', explains Kath Libbert, 'I was so impressed by the quality of work being produced by the cream of this year's graduates that I decided to put together Fresh. The work is refreshingly strident and confident, really bold and colourful and often humorous.'
At the cutting edge of fashion and design, Lynne Kirstin Murray's colourful jewellery mixes silver and gold with paint, felt and wood - but it's not for the faint-hearted.
Cute red felt slippers and delicately embroidered merino fleece handbags are the work of Suzanne McCulloch. Her pieces are bright and tactile, from funky tea-cosies to her large-scale 'Bagdress' and 'Umbrelladress' display pieces. 'Colour is the most important aspect of my work', she admits.
In Nina Osborne's work, traditional patterns such as paisley meet modern materials and techniques in bold and striking silver brooches. Sophie Reed displays cool, understated pieces - including necklaces, earrings and brooches - in silver and gold.
The Gallery is also home to Cathy Miles' gang of Yorkshire-inspired, cute (but not necessarily cuddly) birds and insects, created specially for Fresh. This eclectic group of small creatures, made from wire and found material, hang from walls on specially made plaques. Cathy describes her creations as being 'much like us; they have elders, speak various dialects and enjoy bickering'.

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