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Creative 8. Exhibition 6 of 8

Exhibition  /  17 Jan 2007  -  11 Feb 2007
Published: 30.01.2007
Kelvin J Birk. Brooch: Redcrush. Silver & precious stone, glue. Kelvin J, BirkBrooch: RedcrushSilver & precious stone, glue. Kelvin J Birk
Brooch: Redcrush
Silver & precious stone, glue


Kelvin J, Birk
Brooch: Redcrush
Silver & precious stone, glue

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(...) Kelvin J. Birk crushes precious gemstones and then reconstructs them in new forms mounted on precious metals (...)

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Kelvin J Birk

Creative 8 Exhibition 6 of 8: Kelvin J Birk


Established jeweller Kelvin J Birk has developed an intriguing new body of experimental jewellery and objects. Sapphires, rubies, emeralds and other precious stones have been smashed and then reconstructed on precious metal structures.
Some of the results are carefully planned and designed and others evolve naturally from the intrinsic qualities of the material. Following personal life experiences Kelvin comments “There is always destruction and loss but out of that come new things and a new order.” he says. His jewellery illustrates this theme of chaos and re-creation.
By pulverising a raw material that is so valuable and then reforming it, Birk is also questioning the value of things. Do the gemstones loose their value when they are broken or do they gain in value through being worked into art?
This is the sixth in the Clerkenwell Green Association Creative 8 series, showcasing innovative new work by outstanding designer-makers.

Kelvin J Birk has been living and working in London for the last 12 years as a self-employed jeweller and silversmith, during which time he has established an international market for his high quality, innovative, contemporary jewellery, silverware and objects. Birk trained as a jeweller and silversmith at the Bauhaus-influenced Berufsfachschule for Glass & Jewellery in Germany and at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art in London. 

Remarks


Artist’s talk (booking required)
Thursday 25 January, 6pm start. 

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm 
Sunday 11 February, 12 – 6pm
or by appointment outside these hours.

 
Kelvin J Birk. Ring: Clustergold. 18ct gold & precious stones, glue. Kelvin J, BirkRing: Clustergold18ct gold & precious stones, glue. Kelvin J Birk
Ring: Clustergold
18ct gold & precious stones, glue


Kelvin J, Birk
Ring: Clustergold
18ct gold & precious stones, glue

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Kelvin J Birk. Ring: Pink & blue wing. Silver & agate, glue. Kelvin J, BirkRing: Pink & blue wingSilver & agate, glue. Kelvin J Birk
Ring: Pink & blue wing
Silver & agate, glue


Kelvin J, Birk
Ring: Pink & blue wing
Silver & agate, glue

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Kelvin J Birk. Brooch: Redbox. Silver & precious stone, glue. Kelvin J, BirkBrooch: RedboxSilver & precious stone, glue. Kelvin J Birk
Brooch: Redbox
Silver & precious stone, glue


Kelvin J, Birk
Brooch: Redbox
Silver & precious stone, glue

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Kelvin J Birk. Brooch: Redcrush. Silver & precious stone, glue. Kelvin J, BirkBrooch: RedcrushSilver & precious stone, glue. Kelvin J Birk
Brooch: Redcrush
Silver & precious stone, glue


Kelvin J, Birk
Brooch: Redcrush
Silver & precious stone, glue

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Kelvin J Birk. Ring: Splitterguß. Silver & precious stone, glue. Kelvin J, BirkRing: SplittergußSilver & precious stone, glue. Kelvin J Birk
Ring: Splitterguß
Silver & precious stone, glue


Kelvin J, Birk
Ring: Splitterguß
Silver & precious stone, glue

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