Chris Boland

Chris Boland Designs

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

I was born and grew up in York, surrounded by the eroding limestone of the city’s ancient walls and churches. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with materials, rocks and metals in particular. I studied Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University. Since graduating, I have worked as a self-employed artist-jeweller and metalworker. My work sells in selected galleries and shops around the country. I currently maintain a studio at Exchange Place Studios in Sheffield. My fascination of inorganic structure is used to inform my bespoke jewellery pieces. Bold shapes stress the unique qualities of the inclusions in the gemstones. I draw inspiration for surface treatment from Brutalist architectural and Constructivist sculpture. Marks made during the construction of the work allowed to remain and often emphasized

Specialist Techniques:

Stones Setting, Precious Metal Alloying, Metals Forming, Soldering, Gemology, Jewellery Design,

Awards:

2015, Outstanding Artist, The Art Market 2014 BCTF BJA Award for Excellence in Jewellery 2013 Craft & Design Selected Gold Award for Jewellery & Precious Metals 2011 GNCCS Two Exhibitor Awards, 2007 Sheffield Cutlers Hall Travel Grant, Honourable Mention (South Korea), 2007 Goldsmiths Hall, Precious Metal Bursary

Education:

Sheffield Hallam University Ba (hons), Metalwork and Jewellery. York College National Diploma, Design Crafts.

Exhibitions:

2016, Pattern, Artichoke Gallery, Ticehurst 2014, Expressions, Made North, Sheffield 2013, Stainless, Sheffield 2013, Cabinet Exhibition, The Millennium Galleries 2013, The Alternative Wedding Show, Kath Libbert. 2013, Rings, The Craft And Designs Centre 2012, Multiplying Forms, Mostyn Gallery 2012, Cabinet exhibition, Bluecoats Display Centre

Publications:

2013 Intelligent Life 2013 Craft & Design


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    Collection of Monolith Rings

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    Monolith Ring (1)

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    Drop Earrings

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    Monolith Ring

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