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Natural Histrionics

Exhibition  /  11 Jul 2013  -  29 Sep 2013
Published: 08.07.2013
Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery
Place
Salts Mill
BD18 3LA -  Bradford
UNITED KINGDOM
Mail:
infoE-mailkathlibbertjewellery.co.uk
Phone:
01274 599790
Management:
Kath Libbert
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Intro
With an international reputation for showcasing the best in radical contemporary jewellery, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, based at Salts Mill since 1996, yet again surprises with a fantastical array of art jewellery inspired by nature, including creations from quail eggs, Billy goat horn, and charcoal!

Artist list

Nel Linssen,  Hyorim Lee,  Anja Eichler, Stephanie Hensle,  Konrad Laimer,  Jie Sun, Dorit Schubert, Susanne Elstner
Fins, Feathers and Fur feature in a summer show celebrating the drama of the natural world. 

An International Art Jewellery Exhibition Inspired by Nature.

Chinese artist Jie Sun presents his ‘Big Fish’ golden Koi Carp brooches which when worn appear to swim straight out of the body. South Korean Hyorim Lee fashions finely feathered necklaces from colourful layers of softly luxurious leather. From her collection ‘On Death and Beauty’ comes a Fantastical Mr Fox fur stole by German artist Stephanie Hensle, painstakingly constructed from thousands of etched brass segments - a tactile, glamorous sensory experience, Stephanie also crafts shimmering Butterfly brooches from paper-thin metals etched and tinted pastel colours, as delicate and light as gossamer wings.

Quail eggs are the medium of choice for Anja Eichler’s sensitive collection which uses the symbolism of a fragile egg to reflect on our human condition – falling, failing, repairing and rising up again, stronger for the experiences we have encountered and survived. ‘Out of the Ashes’ by Susanne Elstner is a collection of jewellery from charcoal and fine gold which also has a point to make. Of it she says “Miracles even occur on barren land. Therefore, at times something new and beautiful can grow out of a piece of burned wood.”

Konrad Laimer is inspired by the plants and animals of his Alpine environment, where he fashions elegant bangles, rings and brooches from the horns of Alpine goats and Chamois. Plant life inspires Dorit Schubert, who uses traditional German lace making techniques, reviving this dying craft, to create her delightful collection of floral jewellery - delicate transparent and light - though actually surprisingly robust! Finally Nel Linssen, award winning doyenne of art jewellery, presents her collection of snake like necklaces and bangles - superbly intricate folded paper constructions inspired by rhythms and structures in the botanical world.

And to rival the drama of nature visitors will be invited to choose their favourite piece from the exhibition and declaim their enthusiasm for it by taking part in our ‘Natural Histrionics’ video compilation, which will be screened during the show! If a little help is needed to get over stage fright – all who participate in the video project will also be entered into a draw to win a £100 KLJG voucher.
Anja Eichler. Brooch: The Back of the Summit, 2013. Hardened quail eggs, silver. 7,6 x 2 x 2 cm. from the EiEiEi series. Anja Eichler
Brooch: The Back of the Summit, 2013
Hardened quail eggs, silver
7,6 x 2 x 2 cm
from the EiEiEi series
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Jie Sun. Brooch: Big Fish Golden, 2012. Craft wood, silver, gold, steel, paint. Jie Sun
Brooch: Big Fish Golden, 2012
Craft wood, silver, gold, steel, paint
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Dorit Schubert. Earrings: Jelly Fish. Nylon, steel, silver. Dorit, SchubertEarrings: Jelly FishNylon, steel, silver. Dorit Schubert
Earrings: Jelly Fish
Nylon, steel, silver


Dorit, Schubert
Earrings: Jelly Fish
Nylon, steel, silver

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Hyorim Lee. Necklace: Grow 04. Leather, beads, wax coated string. Hyorim, LeeNecklace: Grow 04Leather, beads, wax coated string. Hyorim Lee
Necklace: Grow 04
Leather, beads, wax coated string


Hyorim, Lee
Necklace: Grow 04
Leather, beads, wax coated string

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Konrad Laimer. Ring: Untitled. He-goat horn silver, paint. Konrad, LaimerRings: UntitledHe-goat horn silver, paint. Konrad Laimer
Ring: Untitled
He-goat horn silver, paint


Konrad, Laimer
Rings: Untitled
He-goat horn silver, paint

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Nel Linssen. Necklace: Untitled. Red and white crossed over necklace in folded plastic coated paper. Nel, LinssenNecklace: UntitledRed and white crossed over necklace in folded plastic coated paper. Nel Linssen
Necklace: Untitled
Red and white crossed over necklace in folded plastic coated paper


Nel, Linssen
Necklace: Untitled
Red and white crossed over necklace in folded plastic coated paper

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Stephanie Hensle. Necklace: Fox Fur. Etched brass. Stephanie, HensleNecklace: Fox FurEtched brass. Stephanie Hensle
Necklace: Fox Fur
Etched brass


Stephanie, Hensle
Necklace: Fox Fur
Etched brass

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Susanne Elstner. Earrings: Out of the Ashes. Charcoal, red pigment. Susanne, ElstnerEarrings: Out of the AshesCharcoal, red pigment. Susanne Elstner
Earrings: Out of the Ashes
Charcoal, red pigment


Susanne, Elstner
Earrings: Out of the Ashes
Charcoal, red pigment

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