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Updated: Oct 16, 2019

David Clarke, Dead on Arrival, 2011, sterling silver and lead, Rohsska Museum, Gotenberg, photo David Clarke.

A launch event will be held at the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University from 5pm-7pm on the 17th October 2019. Please join us at the launch of the innovative new ebook Making Form: Contemporary British Fine Metalwork. During the event you will have the chance to hear, question and meet some of the internationally renowned designer-makers who feature in the book, including the challenging metal artist David Clarke, innovative silversmiths Kevin Grey and Anna Lorenz and Delyth Done, in a panel chaired by Sian Hindle. The book will be available to buy and view during the event and you will also meet the authors Lee Hewett and Kenneth Quickenden. Refreshments will be provided.

David Clarke

David Clarke is often cited as one of Britain’s most highly innovative silversmiths. Producing a wealth of covetable objects, pivotal in the renaissance of contemporary British silversmithing and metalwork.

Kevin Grey

Kevin creates unique pieces that use, almost exclusively, TIG welding techniques to join individual formed pieces of metal. In his current work these are hand cut strips of silver which are combined with raised forms.

Anna Lorenz

Apprenticed in Germany, subsequently a student and currently a lecturer in metalwork and jewellery at Birmingham City University's School of Jewellery

Delyth Done

Delyth Done, Hereford College of Arts, course leader for BA (Hons) Artist Blacksmithing and MA Contemporary Crafts, with an international reputation in artist blacksmithing.

Kenneth Quickenden

Formerly Professor and Head of the School of Theoretical and Historical Studies, and Heritage Jewellery Professor, both at Birmingham City University. Publications have mainly been on contemporary jewellery and fine metalwork and on eighteenth century silver and allied trades.

Lee Hewett

Lee is an artist, designer, researcher and lecturer who works across a range of disciplines including sculpture, books/publications, photography and moving image. Lee has worked on a range of funded research projects, edited journals and also has teaching experience covering a broad range of levels and subject areas including Fine Art, Art and Design and MA.

Sian Hindle

Sian facilitates the School of Jewellery’s Talking Practice lecture series, and leads the MA Jewellery and Related Products course. Her creative practice centres on drawing, and she is completing a PhD on the wearing of jewellery.

The publication is an e-book priced at £4.99. The book will be available on the iBooks platform (Apple platform designed primarily for use with an iPad).

Tickets for the event are available here:

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