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London born Josie is a contemporary Jewellery & Metalworker who crafts unique handmade jewellery by casting into vegetables, enamelling with kaleidoscopic colours and creating homes for foraged seaside stones.

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"I like to think and work with my hands - allowing the making and experimenting to hold a pivotal role in the outcome of a finished design. I am inspired by natural forms, shadow & light; and the colourful paintings of artists such as Kandinsky, Peter Doig and Joan MirĂ³.

With a variation of materials including silver, vitreous enamel, jesmonite, precious and non-precious stones; I create mini artworks to be worn upon the body. As well as a collection of ready-to-wear pieces, I also take commissions where you can work with me to bring your own bespoke piece of jewellery to life."

Education

  • First Class Honours Degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing (BA Hons)
    Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University

Exhibitions & Creative Projects

  • What Was The Last Thing You Made, and How Did It Make You Feel? A Tandemize group exhibition as part of London Craft Week, The Bank Space, London, UK (2016)
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  • Participant in Tandemize. A British Council cross-cultural creative exchange programme between graduates of London Metropolitan University and students of the University of Moratuwa in Colombo, Sri Lanka (2016 - )
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  • TENT London (London Design Festival). Truman Brewery, London, UK (2015)
  • OBJECT-ive Collective. The Hackney Shop, London, UK (2015)
  • Fabric of the City. London Metropolitan University, London, UK (2015)
  • Summer Show. London Metropolitan University, London, UK (2015)
  • Soho Create. The French Protestant Church of London, London, UK (2015)
  • Utopia. Milan, Italy (2015)
  • LIVE! Jewellery from the Dialogue Collective. With the Dialogue Collective at Schmuck week, Munich, Germany(2015)
  • Not(e)able Objects. Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK (2015)
  • Participant of Zimmerhof Jewellery Project, Zimmerhof, Germany. An annual, week long workshop collaboration of European jewellery students (2014)
  • Bobjects. Old Paradise Yard, London, UK (2014)
  • Up in Arms. Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK (2014)
  • Elementree Jewellery Catwalk Show. Electrowerkz, London, UK(2013)