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Stephen Bottomley: Retrospective

Exhibition  /  07 Nov 2012  -  28 Nov 2012
Published: 31.10.2012
The Scottish Gallery
Management:
Christina Jansen
Stephen Bottomley. Brooch: Black Diamond, 2012. Silver, precious yellow metal, enamel and diamond encrusted aerospace material. 5x5 cm. Photograph: Shannon Tofts. Stephen Bottomley
Brooch: Black Diamond, 2012
Silver, precious yellow metal, enamel and diamond encrusted aerospace material
5x5 cm
Photograph: Shannon Tofts
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For more than twenty years Stephen Bottomley has reflected an emerging digital age in the creation of contemporary jewellery with a quietly confident minimalist beauty.

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Stephen Bottomley
Born in Norwich 1967, he studied at Farnham then Brighton, before graduating from the Royal College of Art, London in 2001. For more than twenty years Stephen Bottomley has reflected an emerging digital age in the creation of contemporary jewellery with a quietly confident minimalist beauty.

The work in this exhibition spans the two decades each side of the turn of the Millennium, a period that most clearly witnessed the gradual shift across many craft practices as digital possibilities were explored and accepted. Clarity of line, simplicity of form and pattern are all trademarks of his jewellery made with the traditional skills of Goldsmiths interwoven with the then newly emergent computercontrolled tools of design and manufacture. It is work that does not rely on technological innovation alone, but has at is root an original aesthetic authenticity and a love of material.

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Stephen Bottomley. Brooch: Red Dot, 2012. Oxidised silver, enamel, precious yellow metal and steel. 5x5 cm. Photograph: Shannon Tofts. Stephen Bottomley
Brooch: Red Dot, 2012
Oxidised silver, enamel, precious yellow metal and steel
5x5 cm
Photograph: Shannon Tofts
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Stephen Bottomley. Brooch: Deep blue, 2012. Oxidised silver, blue enamel, gold. Photo: Shannon Tofts. Stephen Bottomley
Brooch: Deep blue, 2012
Oxidised silver, blue enamel, gold
Photo: Shannon Tofts
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Stephen Bottomley. Brooch: Lemon yellow, 2012. Oxidised silver, blue enamel, gold. Photo: Shannon Tofts. Stephen Bottomley
Brooch: Lemon yellow, 2012
Oxidised silver, blue enamel, gold
Photo: Shannon Tofts
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Stephen Bottomley. Necklace: Black Ruff, 2002. Oxidised precious white metal. 16x1.4 cm. Stephen Bottomley
Necklace: Black Ruff, 2002
Oxidised precious white metal
16x1.4 cm
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Stephen Bottomley. Piece: Frame Brooch (with 3 panels), 1998. Precious yellow metal. 4x4.5x1.6 cm. Stephen Bottomley
Piece: Frame Brooch (with 3 panels), 1998
Precious yellow metal
4x4.5x1.6 cm
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Stephen Bottomley. Bangle: Drape, 2007. Oxidised silver and acrylic. W:18.5 cm. Stephen Bottomley
Bangle: Drape, 2007
Oxidised silver and acrylic
W:18.5 cm
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Stephen Bottomley. Brooch: Layered, 1989. Titanium and precious white metal. 5.2x1.2x9 cm. Stephen Bottomley
Brooch: Layered, 1989
Titanium and precious white metal
5.2x1.2x9 cm
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