Jewellery Design and Development takes a unique approach to understanding these processes, by exploring the works of seventeen innovative jewellers from around the world, and examining the different ways in which they generate and develop their ideas. Tracking all the stages from initial concepts through to finished pieces, the author analyses each individual maker's personal style and methodology, using illustrated examples and interviews with the designers themselves. No other book provides this kind of insight into the creative processes involved in jewellery making, from the materials used to the narratives at play behind a completed piece, whether conventional or subversive.
Jewellery Design and Development is a fascinating and in-depth study of the world of jewellery making today, and will be of interest to professional jewellers and designers, as well as anyone with an interest in contemporary jewellery.
Professor Norman Cherry is Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Art at the University of Lincoln, UK. An internationally recognised expert in the field, prior to his appointment at Lincoln in 2008, Professor Cherry was head of the renowned Birmingham School of Jewellery. His work has been exhibited extensively internationally and many of his pieces are held in private and public collections throughout the world. One of his medals was recently purchased by the British Museum for their contemporary collection. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and has undertaken consultancies in several countries, including South Africa, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, and Jordan. He is also a Visiting Professor at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia.
Introduction Lisa Juen Graziano Visintin Ramon Puig Cuyas Natalya Pinchuk Kadri Malk Rian de Jong Mizuko Yamada Helen Britton Judy McCaig Peter Chang Yoko Izawa Simon Cottrell Peter Skubic Iris Eichenberg Ruudt Peters Giovanni Corvaja Sigurd Bronger Conclusion Index