Craft Central

Benchmark 2013

An exhibition of contemporary jewellery design

Part of Jewellery Week

DATES: 10-15 June 2013, 11.30am - 6.30pm / Private View Tuesday 11 June 2013, 5-8pm

VENUE: The Gallery at Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, EC1M 4DS

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To celebrate Jewellery Week 2013 and the London Festival of Architecture and to showcase incredible work made by UK designers today, Craft Central presents Benchmark - a selling exhibition of contemporary jewellery design. A stone’s throw from London’s famous jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden, Benchmark will take place in our new Gallery and feature exciting jewellery by 16 leading designers, selected for the original nature of their outstanding handmade jewellery.

Benchmark will explore the making processes, sculptural forms, innovative materials and narrative elements that contribute to the making of cutting-edge jewellery that remains highly wearable. Bold and dramatic, astonishingly intricate, exceptionally skilful... see jewellery in a new light.

BENCHMARK WILL SHOWCASE WEARABLE ARTWORKS BY Andrea Kamasova, Day C, De Anna Kiernan, Farrah Al-Dujaili, Heather McDermott, Jane Gowans, Julia Parry-Jones, Karen Fox, Lauren Taylor, Lynne Maclachlan, Naomi McIntosh, Neil Marlow, Rhiannon Palmer, Sarah Herriot, Sophie Stamp and Vicky Saragouda AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY Juliet Sheath of Full Focus Photography

For more information about Benchmark and for high res images please contact the curator, Exhibitions & Events Manager Sarah Hewett / 020 7251 0276