Charlotte de Syllas

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

My designs are complete forms in metal & stone. Both are shaped to be a whole. My principal material is gemstone that I carve myself to either create a piece almost entirely in stone or to marry into one form with the metal. As a consequence colour is dominant in my work as metal plays a secondary part.I have spent most of my career working on bespoke pieces on commission and occasionally through Jewellery Fairs.

Specialist Techniques:

1) Lapidary work, especially carved gemstone2) Traditional jewellery skills in silver, gold &; platinum

Awards:

1966 Travel Scholarship, Hornsey College of Art 1977 Crafts Council Bursary 1995 London Arts Board, Research into glass casting 1995 Leverhulme Grant, Research into glass casting 1995 Goldsmiths’ Craft Council Award, Lapidary Section - 1st Prize 1995 Jerwood Prize for Jewellery - Awarded jointly with Peter Chang 1996 Goldsmiths’ Craft Council Award, Lapidary Section - Commended 1999 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship 2000 Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship USA 2007 The Goldsmiths' Award

Education:

1963-6Hornsey College of Art - Under Gerda Flockinger

Public Collections:

- Victoria and Albert Museum, London- Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths- The Crafts Council of Great Britain

Publications:

Books & Articles:- 500 Necklaces, Lark Books- 500 Pendants, Lark Books- Cristal de Roche, Silvie Raulet avec Alain Boucheron- Jewels &; Jewellery, Claire Phillips- Design sourcebook, Jewellery, David Watkins- Jewelry in Europe & America, Ralph Turner- Jewelry From Antique to the Present, Clare Phillips - Jewellery, Thames & Hudson- 20th Century Jewellery, Barbara Cartledge.- 20th Century Jewellery, Peter Hinks,- The Art of Jewellery, Graham Hughes


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    Swift brooch

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    Heliodore ring

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    Dragonfly Brooch

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    Bolinger Brooch

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    Twin Brooches

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    Sadie's Ring

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    Tulip Ring

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    Grass Ring

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    Cacholong Necklace

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    Trumpet Necklace

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