As co-founder of New York City Jewelry Week and past Director of New York City’s only contemporary jewellery gallery, Bella Neyman knows a thing or two about the latest jewellery trends and exciting makers working today.
On Wednesday 30 September Bella sat down with Fair exhibitors and graduates Ella Fearon-Low and Ellis Mhairi Cameron to look deep into their practices and to understand more about the emerging talent that is blossoming within the UK.
To learn more view the video below.
Bella Neyman is the co-founder of New York City Jewelry Week. She is also an independent curator and journalist specialising in contemporary jewelry. Bella’s articles have been published in The New York Times, American Craft, and the Magazine Antiques. She is also a frequent contributor to Metalsmith magazine. Bella lectures on topics related to the history of jewelry at the 92Y and Christie’s. She is on the Board of Art Jewelry Forum. Bella and her family reside in Brooklyn.
Artist Jeweller Ella Fearon-Low plunders the visual larder of the past to create delicious treasures. Influenced by decorative and domestic objects her original work layers influences as varied as 17th Century glassware and Post-modern architecture. Her designs won Goldsmiths’ Awards in 2018 & 2020.
Working from her London studio Ella produces small collections and one-off pieces of jewellery. Using mixed materials she makes each piece by hand using traditional techniques. Her sumptuous and highly wearable jewels are ingeniously infused with a contemporary energy.
Ellis Mhairi Cameron creates sculptural gold jewellery, inspired by her Scottish heritage. With a desire to create organic yet eminently wearable pieces, Ellis launched her independent fine jewellery brand after graduating with a Master’s in Jewellery Design from Central Saint Martins.
Entirely made by hand, her work carries small intricacies as uniquely rich as the land which inspires it. Ellis’ jewellery stems from an interest in how our identities are influenced by our specific locations and how this forms social heritage.
To ensure accountability, her collection is hand crafted using traditional techniques in Ellis’ London studio from recycled gold and traceable diamonds.