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Libby Ward

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Published: 20.02.2015
Libby Ward. Ring: Growth ring 1, 2016. Electroformed copper and steel. . 2.5 x 2 x 0.5 cm. From series: Growths. Libby Ward
Ring: Growth ring 1, 2016
Electroformed copper and steel. 
2.5 x 2 x 0.5 cm
From series: Growths
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Libby Ward. Ring: Growth ring 2, 2016. Copper, steel and patina. 2.5 x 2 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Growth. Libby Ward
Ring: Growth ring 2, 2016
Copper, steel and patina
2.5 x 2 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Growth
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Libby Ward. Ring: Growth ring 3, 2016. Electroformed copper and steel.. 2.5 x 2 x 0.5 cm. From series: Growth. Libby Ward
Ring: Growth ring 3, 2016
Electroformed copper and steel.
2.5 x 2 x 0.5 cm
From series: Growth
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Yersin range 2, 2014. 925 silver, latex and marshmallows. 7.5 x 1 x 7 cm. From series: The Yersin range. Libby Ward
Brooch: Yersin range 2, 2014
925 silver, latex and marshmallows
7.5 x 1 x 7 cm
From series: The Yersin range
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Libby Ward. Ring: Coin ring, 2015. 925 silver, found encrusted coins.. 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm. Libby Ward
Ring: Coin ring, 2015
925 silver, found encrusted coins.
2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
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Libby Ward. Ring: Living rings, 2015. 925 silver, electroformed copper, resin, moss.. 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm. Libby Ward
Ring: Living rings, 2015
925 silver, electroformed copper, resin, moss.
2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Yersin Range 2, 2014. 925 silver, latex, marshmallows. 7.5 x 1 x 7 cm. From series: The Yersin collection. Libby Ward
Brooch: Yersin Range 2, 2014
925 silver, latex, marshmallows
7.5 x 1 x 7 cm
From series: The Yersin collection
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Redox Range 5, 2014. Etched brass, patination, vintage mink. 2.5 x 2.5 x 4 cm. From series: Redox. Libby Ward
Brooch: Redox Range 5, 2014
Etched brass, patination, vintage mink
2.5 x 2.5 x 4 cm
From series: Redox
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Redox Range 3, 2014. 925 silver, copper, resin, latex, hair. 7 x 2 x 6 cm. From series: Redox. Libby Ward
Brooch: Redox Range 3, 2014
925 silver, copper, resin, latex, hair
7 x 2 x 6 cm
From series: Redox
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Libby Ward. Necklace: Diseased, 2013. 925 silver, etched copper, resin, latex, hair, fossilized sharks teeth. 4 x 1.5 x 5 cm. Libby Ward
Necklace: Diseased, 2013
925 silver, etched copper, resin, latex, hair, fossilized sharks teeth
4 x 1.5 x 5 cm
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Redox Range 3, 2014. 925 silver, etched copper, resin, latex. 4.5 x 2 x 4 cm. From series: Redox. Libby Ward
Brooch: Redox Range 3, 2014
925 silver, etched copper, resin, latex
4.5 x 2 x 4 cm
From series: Redox
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Libby Ward. Necklace: Yersin Range 1, 2014. Stainless steel, cord, silicone. 5 x 0.5 x 5 cm. From series: The Yersin collection. Libby Ward
Necklace: Yersin Range 1, 2014
Stainless steel, cord, silicone
5 x 0.5 x 5 cm
From series: The Yersin collection
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Yersin Range 1, 2014. 925 silver, silicone mineral stones, resin. 5.5 x 1 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Catherine Dineley. From series: The Yersin collection. Libby Ward
Brooch: Yersin Range 1, 2014
925 silver, silicone mineral stones, resin
5.5 x 1 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Catherine Dineley
From series: The Yersin collection
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Yersin Range 3, 2014. 925 silver, etched copper, patination, resin, felt, marshmallow. 7 x 2 x 7 cm. Photo by: Catherine Dineley. From series: The Yersin collection. Libby Ward
Brooch: Yersin Range 3, 2014
925 silver, etched copper, patination, resin, felt, marshmallow
7 x 2 x 7 cm
Photo by: Catherine Dineley
From series: The Yersin collection
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Libby Ward. Necklace: Redox Range 2, 2014. 925 silver, nickel silver, patination, resin, cord. 4 x 0.5 x 7 cm. From series: Redox. Libby Ward
Necklace: Redox Range 2, 2014
925 silver, nickel silver, patination, resin, cord
4 x 0.5 x 7 cm
From series: Redox
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Yersin Range 2, 2014. 925 silver, latex, found organic materials. 7.5 x 1 x 7 cm. Photo by: Catherine Dineley. From series: The Yersin collection. Libby Ward
Brooch: Yersin Range 2, 2014
925 silver, latex, found organic materials
7.5 x 1 x 7 cm
Photo by: Catherine Dineley
From series: The Yersin collection
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Full Yersin Collection, 2014. 925 silver, etched copper, nickel silver, resin, silicone, latex, felt, hair, moss, patination. Photo by: Catherine Dineley. Libby Ward
Brooch: Full Yersin Collection, 2014
925 silver, etched copper, nickel silver, resin, silicone, latex, felt, hair, moss, patination
Photo by: Catherine Dineley
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Libby Ward. Pin: Preservation, 2013. 925 silver, brass, nickel silver, etching, resin, latex, moss, found organic materials, copper. 3 x 2.5 x 9 cm. Libby Ward
Pin: Preservation, 2013
925 silver, brass, nickel silver, etching, resin, latex, moss, found organic materials, copper
3 x 2.5 x 9 cm
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Yersin Range 3, 2014. Copper, brass, nickel, silver, resin, latex. 5.5 x 2 x 7 cm. Libby Ward
Brooch: Yersin Range 3, 2014
Copper, brass, nickel, silver, resin, latex
5.5 x 2 x 7 cm
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Intro
Libby Ward works from a studio based at Middleport pottery in Stoke-on-Trent. Ward studied BA Hons 3D design: crafts at Staffordshire university and graduated in 2014 with first class honors. Her design approach is based on experimental methodologies, exploring her passion for juxtaposing unusual and an unexpected mix of materials using a myriad of making processes in order to create thought provoking pieces. Libby won “Best new maker” at the Great northern contemporary craft fair 2014 and was accepted on to the crafts council Hothouse 5. 

Statement

My design approach is based on experimental Methodologies, I have a passion for juxtaposing unusual and an unexpected mix of materials using a myriad of making processes in order to create thought provoking jewellery. My current practice of work equates or references museum collections of wonderful specimens and artefacts, which have been found and collated as 'sequences' for the viewer to observe and question. By using chemical processes like electroforming, etching and patination I am able to create a biological inspired surface. This is then combined with natural objects, which have been rehabilitated by materials like   silicones, resins and latex. The way I create samples through experimentation is not necessarily organised, it is spontaneous, that way I don’t have time to over think all aesthetics, this technique allows me to produce a large body of samples, which can either be further developed or combined with others. As the maker, each one of the samples has its own story and character, so I find it difficult when trying to compose these elements together, often I will spend weeks allowing the materials to talk to each other until I have found the best composition.

Events

29 Apr - 1 May 2016 MADE London Bloomsbury, UK
​10 -12 Jun 2016 The Contemporary craft festival, Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, UK 
30 Sept - 2 Oct 2016 The Arts Market, York, UK
12-Mar-2015 – 17-Mar-2015 SENSEability 2015, studio Gabi Green, Munich, Germany 
12-Apr-2015 – 14-Apr-2015 British craft trade fair, Great Yorkshire show ground, Harrogate, England 
May-2015 – July-2015 SENSEability 2015, Galerie VundV,  Wien, Austria 
05-Jun-2015 – 07-Jun-2015 The Contemporary Craft festival-Bovey Tracey, Devon, England 
01-Oct-2015 – 19-Dec-2015 The Language of objects at unit twelve, Tixall Heath Farm, ST18 0XX 
 
 

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Commissions
2015 9ct gold and rough diamond ring, E. westmacott
2015 etched silver family pendent, A. J. Barton 
2015 9ct white gold wedding rings, S. Chell 
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