Strange materials mixed with strange minds fuse into joyous, imaginative work expressing individual ideas of what precious could mean.
An initial frustration with the lack of an ‘art-jewellery’ market in the South West led to Penryn based artist Lynne Speake setting up the ‘Precious Collective’. Now with over 120 Art Jewellery and Contemporary Jewellery makers from 30 different countries worldwide, it’s members range from those just starting their jewellery careers to members who are long established and important figures within the art jewellery world.
Initially internet based; this inspiring collective is now ready to locate itself in the physical world with an exciting ‘launch’ exhibition at Ocean Studios in Plymouth during the Easter vacation.
In the first of many, this exhibition will showcase 28 members work from over 10 countries and aims to question our notion of what ‘precious’ actually is and what it can be.
Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, PL1 3RP