Christine Kaltoft

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

I love quickly drawn graphic lines and simple bold shapes, and often use them in my jewellery.

My current collection is based on a series of sketches I made of birds as they strutted, pecked, flapped and preened. My aim was to capture their lightness, elegant volumes, movement and essential birdiness. Some of this collection was also inspired by a battery hen rescue I helped with. The scared, flapping mass of creatures gradually revealed themselves to be spirited, curious individuals, eager to start carrying out normal chicken behaviours in their new retirement homes. These pieces reflect themes of containment and release.

My jewellery is hand-made from silver, 18 carat gold ,stainless steel and walnut. It is light in weight, wearable and graphic.

Awards:

2007
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths' first prize for BA body of work.

Education:

2007 BA Hons Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Arts
2004 City and Guilds, Jewellery

Publications:

2009
- Jewellery Using Textile Techniques, Sarah Keay, A&C Black Publishers

2008
- Good Housekeeping (July)
- Findings Association for Contemporary Jewellery, Issue 43 (March)
- Adorn: New Jewellery, Amanda Mansell, Laurence King Publishers
- Telegraph Weekend
- The Goldsmith
- Jewish Chronicle Autumn fashion guide

2006
-
 Heirlooms: an exhibition of rings, Association for Contemporary Jewellery


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    Silver Christmas Star

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    Profile Dangly Earrings

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    Best Buddies Brooch

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    Formation Grazing Brooch

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    Chick, Pullet and Hen stud earrings

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    Flock Necklace

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    Profile stud earrings

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    Flock Earrings

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    Que

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    Escape

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    Rescue Neckpiece

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    Silver Christmas Dove

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