Europa

Europa

Sep
09

Sophia Vari Europa, early 2000 Yellow gold earrings with clips 3.9 x 2.3 cm 2 AP plus edition of 6 Signed and numbered Sophia Vari’s “portable sculptures”, as she likes to call them, first became part of the artist’s body of work 30 years ago; at a time in her life when demanding international schedule kept her constantly on the move. While travelling, she carried with her a small box of plasticine, from which she would mould miniature sculptures. “From that day on, I had a new creative challenge that gave me a lot of joy because I could see the pieces being worn,” she recalls. Vari approaches wearable art in precisely the same manner and strength as her abstract sculptures, collages and paintings. Her thorough exploration of bold geometric forms, the examination of volume, painterly curves and lines result in the composition both peaceful and elegant but also captures a harmonious theatrical tension. “It is a real challenge for me, and it is very much like creating a sculpture, made to be worn. No doubt, the fact that I am a woman has its advantages. Firstly, because I can try it on me – and secondly the fact that […]

Geometric Poetry – Earrings & Sculpture

May
17

Ute Decker Geometric Poetry, 2022 18kt Fairtrade gold ear sculptures with bespoke stand made of 100% recycled sterling silver and oak 8.5 x 3 x 2 cm earrings 17.5 x 11 x 34 cm stand edition of 6 unique within the series initialled and hallmarked   The award winning, internationally exhibited artist jeweller, with pieces in several museum collections including the V&A sculpts movement into powerful minimalist forms for her first solo show at the gallery. Sensuous undulations characterize the new Waves series created for this exhibition. Expressing the beauty of nature through abstractions, Ute Decker is arresting time to take a closer look at the movement of waves, usually so fleeting.

Man Ray Spirals – Bimetal

May
16

Ute Decker Man Ray Spirals, 2022 18kt recycled gold fused with sterling silver sculptural earrings (bimetal) 6.3 x 3 x 2 cm edition of 24 unique within the series initialled and hallmarked   The award winning, internationally exhibited artist jeweller, with pieces in several museum collections including the V&A sculpts movement into powerful minimalist forms for her first solo show at the gallery. Sensuous undulations characterize the new Waves series created for this exhibition. Expressing the beauty of nature through abstractions, Ute Decker is arresting time to take a closer look at the movement of waves, usually so fleeting.

Improvisations

May
16

Ute Decker Improvisations on Ovals, 2022 18kt Fairtrade gold sculptural earrings 4 x 10 x 3 cm (variable) edition of 24 unique within the series initialled and hallmarked   The award winning, internationally exhibited artist jeweller, with pieces in several museum collections including the V&A sculpts movement into powerful minimalist forms for her first solo show at the gallery. Sensuous undulations characterize the new Waves series created for this exhibition. Expressing the beauty of nature through abstractions, Ute Decker is arresting time to take a closer look at the movement of waves, usually so fleeting.

Man Ray Spirals

May
16

Ute Decker Man Ray Spirals, 2022 18kt Fairtrade gold sculptural earrings 5.5 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm edition of 24 unique within the series initialled and hallmarked   The award winning, internationally exhibited artist jeweller, with pieces in several museum collections including the V&A sculpts movement into powerful minimalist forms for her first solo show at the gallery. Sensuous undulations characterize the new Waves series created for this exhibition. Expressing the beauty of nature through abstractions, Ute Decker is arresting time to take a closer look at the movement of waves, usually so fleeting.

Man Ray Spirals

May
16

Ute Decker Man Ray Spirals, 2022 100% recycled sterling silver sculptural earrings 6.5 x 3 x 2.3 cm edition of 30 unique within the series initialled and hallmarked   The award winning, internationally exhibited artist jeweller, with pieces in several museum collections including the V&A sculpts movement into powerful minimalist forms for her first solo show at the gallery. Sensuous undulations characterize the new Waves series created for this exhibition. Expressing the beauty of nature through abstractions, Ute Decker is arresting time to take a closer look at the movement of waves, usually so fleeting.

Orbit

May
16

Ute Decker Orbit – Thin Curl Large, 2021 100% recycled silver sculptural earrings 4.3 x 3.3 x 5.1 cm edition of 24 unique within the series initialled and hallmarked   The award winning, internationally exhibited artist jeweller, with pieces in several museum collections including the V&A sculpts movement into powerful minimalist forms for her first solo show at the gallery. Sensuous undulations characterize the new Waves series created for this exhibition. Expressing the beauty of nature through abstractions, Ute Decker is arresting time to take a closer look at the movement of waves, usually so fleeting.

Salty and Buoyant

Jan
17

Joy BC Salty and Buoyant, 2021 18kt recycled yellow gold, south sea baroque pearls, natural blue Sri Lankan sapphire, natural yellow fancy diamond and white diamond earrings 6.5 cm long Unique ‘Salty and Buoyant’ – both descriptive of the sea and emotional states. These earrings are born from my continuous research of the sea. Using colour as a form of abstract expression, the blue and yellow are symbolising water and moonlight. Close tones have been paired from the gem-stones to the pearls. The carved texture is signature to how I draw and carve. This comes from my lineage of stone carving from my father and his ancestors who were stone masons dating back to the 11th century. It is a misconception that pearls are created from a grain of sand. The pearl is cause from a trauma, intruder or infection. I see a pearl as perfect metaphor for something beautiful that comes from something difficult.’ – Joy BC    

Elytra Earrings

Dec
03

John Moore Elytra Collection, 2021 18kt gold & aluminium elytra reversible earrings Colour: gold & sunset with purple & green 9 cm (large) Unique Elytra is the entomological name for beetle wings, which inspired this collection. Multiple elytra, made from dyed, anodised aluminium, are clustered together to form overlapping patterns that remind us of fish scales,  flower petals and bird feathers. Earrings can be suspended upside down, causing the elytra to flare outwards, like an open pinecone.  

Elytra Earrings

Dec
03

John Moore Elytra Collection, 2021 Silver hoop & 12 aluminium elytra reversible earrings Colour: dappled blue on dark green 9 cm (large) Unique Elytra is the entomological name for beetle wings, which inspired this collection. Multiple elytra, made from dyed, anodised aluminium, are clustered together to form overlapping patterns that remind us of fish scales,  flower petals and bird feathers. Earrings can be suspended upside down, causing the elytra to flare outwards, like an open pinecone.