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Anastasia Young

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Published: 31.10.2019

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The new piece is on show: Connections/Connessioni at the Goldsmiths' Centre in London from 07.11.2019 to 03.01.2020.
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Anastasia Young. Necklace: Conjoined Hearts II, 2019. Jesmonite, PVC, brass, transfer ink.. 19 x 19 x 4 cm. Photo by: Anastasia Young. Anastasia Young
Necklace: Conjoined Hearts II, 2019
Jesmonite, PVC, brass, transfer ink.
19 x 19 x 4 cm
Photo by: Anastasia Young
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Anastasia Young. Bracelet: Crown of Thorns I, 2017. String, thorns, wax.. 9 x 9 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Anastasia Young. From series: The Lily Holds Firm. Anastasia Young
Bracelet: Crown of Thorns I, 2017
String, thorns, wax.
9 x 9 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Anastasia Young
From series: The Lily Holds Firm
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Anastasia Young. Bracelet: Crown of Thorns II, 2017. Nickel wire, thorns, wax.. 10 x 8.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Anastasia Young. From series: The Lily Holds Firm. Anastasia Young
Bracelet: Crown of Thorns II, 2017
Nickel wire, thorns, wax.
10 x 8.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Anastasia Young
From series: The Lily Holds Firm
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Anastasia Young. Object: Tooth Burnishers, 2017. Mixed materials including sterling silver, bone, wood, teeth, steel, agate.. 20 x 1 x 0.5 cm. Anastasia Young
Object: Tooth Burnishers, 2017
Mixed materials including sterling silver, bone, wood, teeth, steel, agate.
20 x 1 x 0.5 cm
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Anastasia Young. Lindsay Cameron. Photograph: The Lily Holds Firm, 2016. C-Type print.. Photo by: Lindsay Cameron. A Cameron & Young Production. Anastasia Young
Lindsay Cameron
Photograph: The Lily Holds Firm, 2016
C-Type print.
Photo by: Lindsay Cameron. A Cameron & Young Production
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Anastasia Young. Necklace: Garnet Chain, 2015. Gold vermeil on sterling silver, garnets. 61 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Lindsay Cameron. From series: The Lily Holds Firm and Other Tales. Anastasia Young
Necklace: Garnet Chain, 2015
Gold vermeil on sterling silver, garnets
61 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm
Photo by: Lindsay Cameron
From series: The Lily Holds Firm and Other Tales
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Anastasia Young. Brooch: Key and its Duplicate from The Sacred Link, 2016. Found object; epoxy resin, paint, steel.. 12 x 4 x 1 cm. Photo by: Lindsay Cameron. From series: The Lily Holds Firm and Other Tales. Anastasia Young
Brooch: Key and its Duplicate from The Sacred Link, 2016
Found object; epoxy resin, paint, steel.
12 x 4 x 1 cm
Photo by: Lindsay Cameron
From series: The Lily Holds Firm and Other Tales
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Anastasia Young. Brooch: Badly Drawn Arrows from The Same Flame, 2015. Gold vermeil on sterling silver, steel.. Photo by: Lindsay Cameron. From series: The Lily Holds Firm and Other Tales. Anastasia Young
Brooch: Badly Drawn Arrows from The Same Flame, 2015
Gold vermeil on sterling silver, steel.
Photo by: Lindsay Cameron
From series: The Lily Holds Firm and Other Tales
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Anastasia Young. Ring: Measuring Devices, Function Unknown, 2015. Sterling silver, 24ct gold, 18 ct gold, garnet. 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.0 cm. Anastasia Young
Ring: Measuring Devices, Function Unknown, 2015
Sterling silver, 24ct gold, 18 ct gold, garnet
3.5 x 2.5 x 1.0 cm
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Anastasia Young. Bracelet: Private House Bangle 1, 2014. Sterling silver, vintage wallpaper, varnish. 7.2 x 6.4 x 0.5 cm. Anastasia Young
Bracelet: Private House Bangle 1, 2014
Sterling silver, vintage wallpaper, varnish
7.2 x 6.4 x 0.5 cm
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Anastasia Young. Bracelet: Private House Bangle 3, 2014. Sterling silver, antique textiles, plaster, vintage wallpaper, varnish. 8 x 6.9 x 1.5 cm. Anastasia Young
Bracelet: Private House Bangle 3, 2014
Sterling silver, antique textiles, plaster, vintage wallpaper, varnish
8 x 6.9 x 1.5 cm
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Anastasia Young. Brooch: Fig 55 - An Acoustic Seta, 2013. Sterling silver, 18 ct yellow gold, 24 ct yellow gold, stainless steel, antique (reclaimed) ivory, cat's whisker. 5 x 2.5 x 1 cm. Anastasia Young
Brooch: Fig 55 - An Acoustic Seta, 2013
Sterling silver, 18 ct yellow gold, 24 ct yellow gold, stainless steel, antique (reclaimed) ivory, cat's whisker
5 x 2.5 x 1 cm
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Anastasia Young. Earrings: External Appliances, Part 1, 2014. Palladium, stainless steel, mixed plastics, found objects.. 5.5 x 3 x 0.5 cm. Box - 10 x 9 x 8 cm. Anastasia Young
Earrings: External Appliances, Part 1, 2014
Palladium, stainless steel, mixed plastics, found objects.
5.5 x 3 x 0.5 cm
Box - 10 x 9 x 8 cm
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Anastasia Young. Brooch: Trophy Wife Trophy, 2012. Sterling and fine silver, 18 ct yellow gold, diamond, moonstone, epoxy resin, buffalo horn. 7 x 4 x 3 cm. Anastasia Young
Brooch: Trophy Wife Trophy, 2012
Sterling and fine silver, 18 ct yellow gold, diamond, moonstone, epoxy resin, buffalo horn
7 x 4 x 3 cm
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Anastasia Young. Necklace: Chain Dentata, 2011. 24 ct gold vermell on fine and sterling silver, porcelain crowns, garnets. 100 cm. Anastasia Young
Necklace: Chain Dentata, 2011
24 ct gold vermell on fine and sterling silver, porcelain crowns, garnets
100 cm
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Anastasia Young. Ring: '5R1' Ring, 2009. Patinated sterling silver, 18ct yellow gold, garnets, ruby. 3 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm. Anastasia Young
Ring: '5R1' Ring, 2009
Patinated sterling silver, 18ct yellow gold, garnets, ruby
3 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm
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Anastasia Young. Ring: Music Box Ring, 2008. 18 ct yellow gold, sapphires, rubies, ebony. 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm. Anastasia Young
Ring: Music Box Ring, 2008
18 ct yellow gold, sapphires, rubies, ebony
3.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm
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Anastasia Young. Ring: Music Box Ring, 2008. 18 ct yellow gold, sapphires, rubies, ebony. 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm. Anastasia Young
Ring: Music Box Ring, 2008
18 ct yellow gold, sapphires, rubies, ebony
3.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm
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Anastasia Young. Ring: Music Box Ring, prototype in situ, 2002. Gold plated sterling silver, ebony. 12 x 15 x 11.6 cm. Anastasia Young
Ring: Music Box Ring, prototype in situ, 2002
Gold plated sterling silver, ebony
12 x 15 x 11.6 cm
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Anastasia Young. Ring: '10' Ring, 2004. Patinated sterling silver, 18ct yellow gold, rhodolite, black sapphire. 3.4 x 3.4 x 3.4 cm. Anastasia Young
Ring: '10' Ring, 2004
Patinated sterling silver, 18ct yellow gold, rhodolite, black sapphire
3.4 x 3.4 x 3.4 cm
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Anastasia Young. Bangle: Machina Bangles, 2006. Patinated sterling silver, moonstone, garnets. approximately 7 x 7 x 2 cm each. Anastasia, YoungBangle: Untitled, 2005Patinated sterling silver, moonstone, garnetsapproximately 6.5 x 6.5 x 2 cm each. Anastasia Young
Bangle: Machina Bangles, 2006
Patinated sterling silver, moonstone, garnets
approximately 7 x 7 x 2 cm each


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Bangle: Untitled, 2005
Patinated sterling silver, moonstone, garnets
approximately 6.5 x 6.5 x 2 cm each

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Anastasia Young. Ring: Camera Ring, 2004. Patinated sterling silver, rubies. 3 x 3.6 x 3.4 cm. Anastasia Young
Ring: Camera Ring, 2004
Patinated sterling silver, rubies
3 x 3.6 x 3.4 cm
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Anastasia Young. Necklace: '1-51' Necklace, 2004. Patinated sterling silver. 40 x 2 x 1.5 cm. Anastasia Young
Necklace: '1-51' Necklace, 2004
Patinated sterling silver
40 x 2 x 1.5 cm
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Anastasia Young. Necklace: Switch Locket #2, 2004. Gold plated sterling silver, stainless steel, bone. 2 x 1.2 x 5 cm. Anastasia Young
Necklace: Switch Locket #2, 2004
Gold plated sterling silver, stainless steel, bone
2 x 1.2 x 5 cm
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Anastasia Young. Installation: Locket in boxed display, 2004. Gold plated sterling silver, stainless steel, bone, mixed media boxed display, porcelain, glass, electronics.. 14 x 19 x 16 cm. Anastasia Young
Installation: Locket in boxed display, 2004
Gold plated sterling silver, stainless steel, bone, mixed media boxed display, porcelain, glass, electronics.
14 x 19 x 16 cm
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Intro
Anastasia Young is a London-based jewellery artist, author and lecturer, whose work has been exhibited internationally. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins College, where she lectures and teaches short courses in jewellery making. Having written three technical jewellery books (Thames & Hudson, A&C Black) which have been translated into seven languages, Anastasia Young is well known as an educator, through her teaching and writing. She also sits on the board of The Association for Contemporary Jewellery, which promotes contemporary jewellery in the UK.

Statement

Young’s eclectic jewellery is often project-based and driven by a combination of ideas and technical investigation; she uses narrative to explore both the design of a piece and its display when not being worn. The use of materials is an important consideration for her—found objects and repurposed materials are included for their meanings and aesthetic qualities, but Young’s fine jewellery also explores notions of repurposing as the precious metal elements she uses are often cast directly from plastic components from broken cassette players and cameras. Most recently, she has been working with symbolism and the interpretation of devotional devices as a means of narrative exploration through the juxtaposition of objects—some handmade, some found. Examples of her work are held in the permanent collections of the Science Museum, London and Central Saint Martins Museum.


I am intrigued by the narratives which are conveyed by function and the ways in which an object describes this function by its form, but my pieces are often subversive because they do not function in an expected manner, often reduced to decorative curiosities. I will usually allow the components which are used in a piece to dictate the specific ways in which they relate to each other; juxtaposed figurative elements will naturally illustrate a narrative by their inherent aesthetics and cultural significance.

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2019:
Exhibition  07 Nov 2019 - 03 Jan 2020  Connections/Connessioni.
Exhibition  04 Oct 2019 - 06 Nov 2019  Tales of the Subconscious.
2018:
Workshop  26 Oct 2018 - 29 Oct 2018  Traditional and Contemporary Techniques by Anastasia Young.
Exhibition  25 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018  Dislocated Systems by Anastasia Young.
Exhibition  03 Mar 2018 - 14 Mar 2018  Shelf Aware.
2017:
2015:
Workshop  29 Sep 2015 - 02 Oct 2015  Engastes by Anastasia Young.
2011:
Exhibition  23 Sep 2011 - 22 Oct 2011  Conceptual Jewellery.

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Book:  Narrative Jewelry. Fenn, Mark.  Schiffer Publishing:  New York,  2017
Book:  Éclat: The Masters of New Jewelry Design. Borras, Montse; Climent, Carlos.  Promopress:  Barcelona,  2014
Book:  Behind the Brooch. Lorena Angulo.  Schiffer Publishing:  Atglen,  2014
Book:  Showcase 500 Rings. New Directions in Art Jewelry. Metcalf, Bruce; Le Van, Marthe.  Lark Crafts:  Asheville,  2012
Book:  The Guide to Gemstone Settings. Young, Anastasia.  A & C Black:  London,  2012
Book:  Significant Figures in Art and Craft Today: Portraits of working artists and craftsmen in Britain. Derek Reay.  MoTi Publishing:  2011
Book:  The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques. Thames & Hudson:  London,  2010
Book:  The New Encyclopedia of Jewellery Making Techniques. McGrath, Jinks.  Search Press:  Kent,  2010
Book:  Mixed Media Jewellery. Haywood, Joanne.  A & C Black:  London,  2009
Book:  The Jewellery Materials Sourcebook. Young, Anastasia.  A & C Black:  London,  2008
Book:  Jewellers Directory. Association for Contemporary Jewellery.  A & C Black:  London,  2007
Catalogue:  FIDEM XXX Exhibition. American Numismatic Association.  2007
Book:  The Earrings Book. Yvonne Kulagowski.  A & C Black:  London,  2007
Book:  The Art of Jewellery Design. Elizabeth Olver.  Quarto Publishing plc:  London,  2002
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