The Crafts Council presents ‘I Am Here’, a collection of almost 100 works of exciting and innovative studio jewellery created by the most significant British and international makers of the last five decades – each piece a powerful reflection of the spirit of its generation and acting as a precedent for the future.
The exhibition features work constructed using materials as diverse as concrete and broken bottles, nails, ice, plastic, wallpaper, cork, paper, rubber, volcano lava.
The exhibition includes work by Susanna Heron, one of the first jewellers to use Perspex in the early 1970s, a film of an arm piece made of ice by Naomi Filmer and a bejewelled fur-coated emperor penguin brooch by Dutch jeweller Felieke van der Leest. Other jewellers include Gijs Bakker, David Bielander, Caroline Broadhead, Peter Chang, Gerda Flöckinger, Karl Fritsch, Rudolf Kocea, Otto Künzli, Roger Morris, Ted Noten, Lina Peterson, Dorothea Prühl, Mah Rana, Hans Stofer, Emmy van Leersum and David Watkins.
The exhibition is open 21 July to 28 August at the Hospital Club Gallery 11am- 6pm Monday- Sunday.