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Libby Ward

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Published: 21.02.2017
Libby Ward. Brooch: The contemporary jewelry exchange, 2016. 925 silver, found metal and silicone.. 5.5 x 1 x 6 cm. Libby Ward
Brooch: The contemporary jewelry exchange, 2016
925 silver, found metal and silicone.
5.5 x 1 x 6 cm
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Libby Ward. Necklace: From the deep necklace, 2016. 925 silver and found metal.. 15 x 1 x 16 cm. From series: From the deep. Libby Ward
Necklace: From the deep necklace, 2016
925 silver and found metal.
15 x 1 x 16 cm
From series: From the deep
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Libby Ward. Brooch: From the deep brooch 1, 2016. 925 silver, found metal and silicone.. 8 x 2 x 8 cm. From series: From the deep. Libby Ward
Brooch: From the deep brooch 1, 2016
925 silver, found metal and silicone.
8 x 2 x 8 cm
From series: From the deep
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Libby Ward. Brooch: From the deep brooch 2, 2016. 925 silver and found metal.. 7 x 2 x 8 cm. From series: From the deep. Libby Ward
Brooch: From the deep brooch 2, 2016
925 silver and found metal.
7 x 2 x 8 cm
From series: From the deep
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Libby Ward. Necklace: Growth necklace, 2016. 925 silver.. 6 x 1.5 x 30 cm. From series: From the deep. Libby Ward
Necklace: Growth necklace, 2016
925 silver.
6 x 1.5 x 30 cm
From series: From the deep
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Libby Ward. Necklace: Growth necklace close up, 2016. 925 silver.. 6 x 1.5 x 30 cm. From series: From the deep. Libby Ward
Necklace: Growth necklace close up, 2016
925 silver.
6 x 1.5 x 30 cm
From series: From the deep
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Yersin range 2, 2014. 925 silver, latex and marshmallows. 7.5 x 1 x 7 cm. From series: The Yersin range. Libby Ward
Brooch: Yersin range 2, 2014
925 silver, latex and marshmallows
7.5 x 1 x 7 cm
From series: The Yersin range
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Libby Ward. Ring: Coin ring, 2015. 925 silver, found encrusted coins.. 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm. Libby Ward
Ring: Coin ring, 2015
925 silver, found encrusted coins.
2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
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Libby Ward. Ring: Living rings, 2015. 925 silver, electroformed copper, resin, moss.. 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm. Libby Ward
Ring: Living rings, 2015
925 silver, electroformed copper, resin, moss.
2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Yersin Range 2, 2014. 925 silver, latex, marshmallows. 7.5 x 1 x 7 cm. From series: The Yersin collection. Libby Ward
Brooch: Yersin Range 2, 2014
925 silver, latex, marshmallows
7.5 x 1 x 7 cm
From series: The Yersin collection
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Redox Range 5, 2014. Etched brass, patination, vintage mink. 2.5 x 2.5 x 4 cm. From series: Redox. Libby Ward
Brooch: Redox Range 5, 2014
Etched brass, patination, vintage mink
2.5 x 2.5 x 4 cm
From series: Redox
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Libby Ward. Necklace: Diseased, 2013. 925 silver, etched copper, resin, latex, hair, fossilized sharks teeth. 4 x 1.5 x 5 cm. Libby Ward
Necklace: Diseased, 2013
925 silver, etched copper, resin, latex, hair, fossilized sharks teeth
4 x 1.5 x 5 cm
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Redox Range 3, 2014. 925 silver, etched copper, resin, latex. 4.5 x 2 x 4 cm. From series: Redox. Libby Ward
Brooch: Redox Range 3, 2014
925 silver, etched copper, resin, latex
4.5 x 2 x 4 cm
From series: Redox
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Libby Ward. Necklace: Yersin Range 1, 2014. Stainless steel, cord, silicone. 5 x 0.5 x 5 cm. From series: The Yersin collection. Libby Ward
Necklace: Yersin Range 1, 2014
Stainless steel, cord, silicone
5 x 0.5 x 5 cm
From series: The Yersin collection
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Yersin Range 1, 2014. 925 silver, silicone mineral stones, resin. 5.5 x 1 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Catherine Dineley. From series: The Yersin collection. Libby Ward
Brooch: Yersin Range 1, 2014
925 silver, silicone mineral stones, resin
5.5 x 1 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Catherine Dineley
From series: The Yersin collection
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Yersin Range 3, 2014. 925 silver, etched copper, patination, resin, felt, marshmallow. 7 x 2 x 7 cm. Photo by: Catherine Dineley. From series: The Yersin collection. Libby Ward
Brooch: Yersin Range 3, 2014
925 silver, etched copper, patination, resin, felt, marshmallow
7 x 2 x 7 cm
Photo by: Catherine Dineley
From series: The Yersin collection
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Yersin Range 2, 2014. 925 silver, latex, found organic materials. 7.5 x 1 x 7 cm. Photo by: Catherine Dineley. From series: The Yersin collection. Libby Ward
Brooch: Yersin Range 2, 2014
925 silver, latex, found organic materials
7.5 x 1 x 7 cm
Photo by: Catherine Dineley
From series: The Yersin collection
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Libby Ward. Brooch: Full Yersin Collection, 2014. 925 silver, etched copper, nickel silver, resin, silicone, latex, felt, hair, moss, patination. Photo by: Catherine Dineley. Libby Ward
Brooch: Full Yersin Collection, 2014
925 silver, etched copper, nickel silver, resin, silicone, latex, felt, hair, moss, patination
Photo by: Catherine Dineley
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Libby Ward. Pin: Preservation, 2013. 925 silver, brass, nickel silver, etching, resin, latex, moss, found organic materials, copper. 3 x 2.5 x 9 cm. Libby Ward
Pin: Preservation, 2013
925 silver, brass, nickel silver, etching, resin, latex, moss, found organic materials, copper
3 x 2.5 x 9 cm
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Intro
Libby Ward works from a studio based at Middleport pottery in Stoke-on-Trent. Ward studied BA Hons 3D design: crafts at Staffordshire university and graduated in 2014 with first class honors. Her design approach is based on experimental methodologies, exploring her passion for juxtaposing unusual and an unexpected mix of materials using a myriad of making processes in order to create thought provoking pieces. Libby won “Best new maker” at the Great northern contemporary craft fair 2014 and was accepted on to the crafts council Hothouse 5. 

Statement

My design approach is based on experimental Methodologies, I have a passion for juxtaposing unusual and an unexpected mix of materials using a myriad of making processes in order to create thought provoking jewellery. My current practice of work equates or references museum collections of wonderful specimens and artefacts, which have been found and collated as 'sequences' for the viewer to observe and question. By using chemical processes like electroforming, etching and patination I am able to create a biological inspired surface. This is then combined with natural objects, which have been rehabilitated by materials like   silicones, resins and latex. The way I create samples through experimentation is not necessarily organised, it is spontaneous, that way I don’t have time to over think all aesthetics, this technique allows me to produce a large body of samples, which can either be further developed or combined with others. As the maker, each one of the samples has its own story and character, so I find it difficult when trying to compose these elements together, often I will spend weeks allowing the materials to talk to each other until I have found the best composition.

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2017:
Exhibition  09 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017  The contemporary craft festival.
Bovey Tracey, UK.
Fair  09 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017  The Contemporary craft festival.
Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, UK
Exhibition  20 May 2017 - 09 Jul 2017  Dead on Arrival.
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Devon, UK.
Fair  02 Apr 2017 - 04 Apr 2017  British Craft Trade Fair.
Harrogate, UK.
Fair  02 Apr 2017 - 04 Apr 2017  British craft trade fair.
Great Yorkshire show ground, Harrogate, England
Workshop  25 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017  Libby Wards Nature necklace workshop at unit 12.
Exhibition  14 Jan 2017 - 24 Jun 2017  RINGS 2017.
The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds, UK.
Exhibition  12 Jan 2017 - 22 Apr 2017  The art of science at unit 12.
2016:
Exhibition  30 Sep 2016 - 02 Oct 2016  The Arts Market.
York, UK.
Exhibition  10 Jun 2016 - 12 Jun 2016  The Contemporary craft festival.
Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, UK.
Exhibition  29 Apr 2016 - 01 May 2016  MADE London Bloomsbury,.
2015:
Exhibition  01 Oct 2015 - 19 Dec 2015  The Language of objects at unit twelve.
Tixall Heath Farm, ST18 0XX
Exhibition  05 Jun 2015 - 07 Jun 2015  The Contemporary Craft festival-Bovey Tracey.
Devon, England.
Exhibition  01 May 2015 - 01 Jul 2015  SENSEability 2015.
Galerie V&V,  Wien, Austria.
Fair  12 Apr 2015 - 14 Apr 2015  British craft trade fair.
Great Yorkshire show ground, Harrogate, England.
Exhibition  12 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  SENSEability.
Studio Gabi Green, Munich, Germany.
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