Kathryn Wardill

Published: 27.08.2021
Kathryn Wardill Kathryn Wardill


Through my research, I investigate new and innovative ways of combining two diverse materials, metal and glass. These two materials have held my attention for more than 25 years and my research has provided new knowledge in the areas of lampwork glass and installation for object-based practice. Through this research, I explore new material possibilities combining traditional jewellery and silversmithing techniques with lampwork glass creating one-off and limited production pieces. Repetition is a predominant feature, where most of my work is made from combining multiples of the same element. My jewellery objects are made to be enjoyed and worn, they are tactile, kinetic, spontaneous, colorful, quirky, and whimsical.

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Workshop  20 Jun 2011 - 26 Jun 2011  Kathryn Wardill: Lampworked Glass Workshop.
Exhibition  01 Oct 2010 - 31 Oct 2010  The Plastic Show.
Exhibition  29 Oct 2008 - 30 Nov 2008  The pendant show.

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Book:  500 Pendants and Lockets. Lark Books:  U.S,  2008
ISBN ISBN 1-60059-038-1
Catalogue:  Contemporary Wearables 07. Australia,  2007
ISBN 978-1-876545-25-3
Catalogue:  Trajectories Progressions in contemporary art glass beads. U.S,  2006
The Bead Museum 25th Year
Catalogue:  Technologies to trap Ideas JMGA Conference Publication. RMIT Publishing:  Australia,  2005
ISBN 0 86459 369
Catalogue:  Wearing Glass- Contemporary Jewellery and Body Adornment. UK,  2005
National Glass Centre London, ISBN 0-9551372-0-9
Book:  1000 Rings Rings Inspiring Adornments for the Hand. Marthe Le VanLark Books:  U.S,  2004
ISBN 1-57990-508-0
Book:  1000 Glass Beads Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking. Lark Books:  U.S,  2004
ISBN 1-57990-458-0
Book:  More than you ever wanted to know about glass bead making. James KervinGlasswear Studios:  U.S,  2003
5th Edition, ISBN 0-9651458-8-3
Catalogue:  Melbourne International Mokume Gane Symposium & Exhibition Editors R Baines. RMIT Publishing:  Australia,  2003
I Ferguson, P Gillies ISBN 0 86459 3015
Magazine:  Standing Up for Jewellery. Australia,  2002
Exhibition Review by Robert Baines Craft Arts International Magazine No 53
Newspaper:  Loose-id. 2001
Exhibition Review The Age Newspaper Sunday Arts Section October 7th 2001
CD:  Virtual Gallery of Contemporary Jewellery. Dr. K QuickendenUniversity of Central England:  2000
Magazine:  Jewish Museum of Australia Journal Vol 4 Number 2. 1999
Front Cover & pages 4-5
Magazine:  Fusion. 1998
Exhibition Review By Dr. Sophia Errey Craft Arts International Magazine No 43 Pages 93-94
Magazine:  Ring of Confidence. Jeff Shaw.  1998
Review of Solo Exhibition, Brisbane Courier Mail
Catalogue:  Talente. Germany,  1997
Exhibtion catalogue Munich