Friday, 9 May 2014

Craft Central Members Make It To Kickstarter 2014!!

Craft Central is proud to announce 3 of its’ Network members – Rosie May Hofman, Jeanne Marell and Agnieszka Maksymiuk, have been chosen as part of the 2014 Kickstarter line up.

The hotly contended contest now begins to find the ‘People’s Choice’ KickStarter.

International Jewellery London’s acclaimed KickStart bursary initiative, aimed at supporting the Best of British young jewellers, offers ten talented designers a place on this unique mentoring programme

IJL's Trend partner, the leading jewellery forecaster, Adorn Insight, will once again be awarding the Adorn Insight Award to one outstanding KickStarter.

The industry is now invited to vote for the one designer to watch as the ‘People’s Choice’, who will be awarded a free stand in the Design Gallery at IJL 2015. The voting begins on May 6 – and closes on June 6. 

You can vote for your your favourite Kickstarter here

Rosie May Hofman
Rosie May is an adventurous designer who thrives on her original approach of creating unique treasures. She creates jewellery that uses modern technologies alongside traditional and ancient craft. Sentiment and meaning is embedded in the design, whilst capturing a conceptual thread.
She creates collections from intricately designed elements in silver and gold vermeil. Each piece can be strung, stacked and interconnected, creating a collection with endless possibilities. Elements interact with one another in different ways, creating a ‘mechanical elegance’. Spontaneity, curiosity, interaction and narrative are all at the heart of the Treasure Maker.
Rosie will also be exhibiting at Cluster in June.

Jeanne Marell
Jeanne Marell designs and makes minimalist jewellery with a twist from her studio in London, alongside a successful career in product, colour and materials design. Jeanne believes in creating unique, enduring designs. Her pieces are precious objects with a style that lasts beyond the next fashion trend. Forms are often combinations of simple geometries and each design combines two materials or finishes in an unexpected way. They reveal their intricate detailing to those who take a closer look. Jeanne Marell produces work in gold and silver, and often combines these with non-precious materials such as wood, perspex and nylon.

Agnieszka Maksymiuk
Agnieszka Maksymiuk is an award winning jewellery designer maker with Polish origins, having trained first in Poland at the Academy of Fine Arts (MA, Design for Industry) and then in the United Kingdom (HND Jewellery & Silversmithing, Birmingham). Her vocational education and years of experience contribute to her creation of original pieces with artistic potential made from precious materials, combining new and traditional techniques. All the details are hand carved by the artist and paintings are transferred onto the metal surface. This creative jewellery aims to exist as small sculptures and pieces of art. Her new collection is about the relationship between the urban and the natural world in different places and cultures, inspired by the landscapes of England and Poland. The main objective is to catch the essence and potential of the particular place and tell the viewer a story which is hidden behind each piece. At the moment Agnieszka is an Artist in Residence and visiting lecturer at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham.

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