Daniela Dobesova

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

63 Victoria Road Ascot Berkshire SL5 9DE

Biography:

Daniela trained in Jewellery Design in her home city of Prague, later continuing her studies in London. She has since built up a reputation for distinctive and innovative jewellery, with her designs earning awards from The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council, UK Giftware Association and the British Jewellers Association. Daniela Dobesova's innovative coiling and wire forming techniques fuse with traditional skills to create distinctive and elegant pieces, with emphasis placed on the quality of the craftsmanship and originality of design. Her jewellery, all carefully handcrafted in precious metals, explores the properties of materials and the beauty of form. The pieces have a strong three-dimensional feel and often exploit movement to dramatic effect.

Specialist Techniques:

Wire forming using a self-developed coiling technique, in addition to a range of traditional techniques.

Awards:

2001 ‘Inspired by the V&A collections Award’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London Goldsmiths’ ‘Craftsmanship and Design Awards’: 2003 Commended Award 2004 Silver Award 2005 Silver Award 2006 ‘Gift of the Year Award’ winner (Jewellery category), UK Giftware Association (GA) 2006 ‘Kayman Award’ finalist (2nd place), British Jewellers Association (BJA) 2006 Finalist in the UK Trade & Investment ‘Award for Export’ at Origin - The London Craft Fair at Somerset House 2006 ‘Newcomer Award’ winner – British Craft Trade Fair Memberships: Federation of Small Businesses Who is Who in Gold and Silver Directory Crafts' Council’s Register of Designer Makers & Photostore Craft & Design ‘Selected Designers Directory’

Education:

2003 – 2004 Artist in Residence & Tutor in Jewellery Making, Richmond College of Art, London 2000 – 2003 HND in 3D Design - Jewellery, Distinction, Richmond College of Art, London 1990 – 1994 3D Design - Metalwork /Jewellery, Prague School of Art & Design

Public Collections:

Sir Nicholas Goodison

Exhibitions:

Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London ‘Craftsmanship and Design Awards’ exhibitions, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London ‘Desire’ Jewellery and Silversmithing Shows, London & Winchester ‘Art in Action’ Festival, Jewellery and Metalwork demonstrator, Waterperry, Oxfordshire 'Treasure’, Goldsmiths' Company Pavilion, London Jewellery Week Platform Gallery, London ‘STARS 08’ Contemporary Jewellery Show, Central Gallery, London Royal Academy of Arts Shop, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London ‘Simply Silver’, Craft Centre and Design Gallery, City Art Gallery, Leeds ‘Inhorgenta’ Munich ‘Origin’, The Crafts Council’s London Craft Fair, Somerset House ‘Dazzle’ Contemporary Jewellery Exhibitions in: London, Manchester, Edinburgh & Glasgow British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate 'IJL' , International Jewellery, London Victoria & Albert Museum, London, ‘Inspired by the V&A collections’ Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, ‘Christmas Design Collections’

Publications:

Vanity Fair – Goldsmiths’ Fair Feature (‘Jewellery Plus’, Aug 2010 issue) The Week – Cover image for London Jewellery Week insert (June 2010) ‘Making Jewellery’ Magazine – Feature Interview (Issue 18, Sept 2010) ‘The Workbench Guide to Jewelry Techniques’, Anastasia Young (March 2010) ‘Adorn’ - New Jewellery, Amanda Mansell (2008) ‘Necklaces and Pendants’, Angie Boothroyd (2007) ‘Craft & Design’ Magazine (May/June 2008) – ‘Spirals & Swirls’ Feature ‘Craft & Design’ Magazine (Sept 2006) – Cover and feature ’Newcomer Award winner at British Craft Trade Fair’ ‘Jewellery Focus’ Magazine (July 2006) – ‘Featured Designer’ article ‘Crafts’ Magazine (issues 215, 204 & 197 - 2008, 2007, 2006)


  • Daniela Dobesova

    Spiral Cufflinks with bullet shaped gemstones

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    Large 'Ceres' Necklace

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    'Entwined Necklace'

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    'Double Helix Pendant' on gold snake chain

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    Interlocking Spiral Necklace

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    Spiral Necklace, Bangle and Spiral Arch Ring

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    Range of Interlocking Spiral Pendants

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    'Swirl Shell Pendant' on snake chain

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    'Entwined Pendant' on snake chain

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    Swirl Shell Necklace Bracelet & Swirl Studs

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