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Above: Flux exhibiting graduates 1. Jordan Furze/ 2. Tianyu Zhao / 3. Dong Ding / 4. Ruhong Chen/ 5. William Sharp

The Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery at Salts Mill will showcase the work of nine new graduates at the Flux exhibition from 12 September – 10 November 2019.

From Birmingham City University, Jordan Furze will show a politically charged collection that reflects on the anger and apathy caused by Brexit. The Us and Them Plug Socket Brooches feature sensationalist newspaper headlines, while the Face Rings piece features the designers own thoughts on Brexit.

Glasgow School of Art graduate William Sharp draws inspiration from the principles of The Bauhaus school in his interactive Jewellery Kit project, which allows the wearer to construct their own brooch.

 Qingyang Shen Qingyang Shen



Four of the exhibiting jewellery makers have recently finished their studies at Edinburgh College of Art: Ruhong Chen, Dong Ding, Tianyu Zhao and Qingyang Shen.

Chen will display The Only Permanence Is Impermanence, a collection that over times begins to reveal the precious materials beneath the surface as daily wear erodes the top coat. Ding’s kinetic jewellery is inspired by sculpture, while Zhao’s jewellery designs draw from happy childhood memories. Shen uses silver and mother of pearl to create customizable jewellery: ‘Moments that carry emotional value can be fleeting and memories can become vague,’ says Shen. ‘Every moment is worthy of protection, like the soft interior of a shell.’

Holly Stant Holly Stant



Poppy Norton (Morley College, London) will show her collection of folded brooches and rings made from non-traditional materials such as lino and wood, while Holly Stant (University for the Creative Arts, Rochester) will show pieces inspired by travel that document movement and journeys. Louise Mason (The Cass, London Metropolitan University) will be presenting the Mirrors of the Alchemist collection, which features self-made alloys.

Poppy Norton / Louise Mason Poppy Norton / Louise Mason



Visit the Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery website for further information.

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Above: Flux exhibiting graduates 1. Jordan Furze/ 2. Tianyu Zhao / 3. Dong Ding / 4. Ruhong Chen/ 5. William Sharp

The Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery at Salts Mill will showcase the work of nine new graduates at the Flux exhibition from 12 September – 10 November 2019.

From Birmingham City University, Jordan Furze will show a politically charged collection that reflects on the anger and apathy caused by Brexit. The Us and Them Plug Socket Brooches feature sensationalist newspaper headlines, while the Face Rings piece features the designers own thoughts on Brexit.

Glasgow School of Art graduate William Sharp draws inspiration from the principles of The Bauhaus school in his interactive Jewellery Kit project, which allows the wearer to construct their own brooch.

 Qingyang Shen Qingyang Shen



Four of the exhibiting jewellery makers have recently finished their studies at Edinburgh College of Art: Ruhong Chen, Dong Ding, Tianyu Zhao and Qingyang Shen.

Chen will display The Only Permanence Is Impermanence, a collection that over times begins to reveal the precious materials beneath the surface as daily wear erodes the top coat. Ding’s kinetic jewellery is inspired by sculpture, while Zhao’s jewellery designs draw from happy childhood memories. Shen uses silver and mother of pearl to create customizable jewellery: ‘Moments that carry emotional value can be fleeting and memories can become vague,’ says Shen. ‘Every moment is worthy of protection, like the soft interior of a shell.’

Holly Stant Holly Stant



Poppy Norton (Morley College, London) will show her collection of folded brooches and rings made from non-traditional materials such as lino and wood, while Holly Stant (University for the Creative Arts, Rochester) will show pieces inspired by travel that document movement and journeys. Louise Mason (The Cass, London Metropolitan University) will be presenting the Mirrors of the Alchemist collection, which features self-made alloys.

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Visit the Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery website for further information.

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