Daphne Krinos

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

My current body of work is inspired by London where I live.   I work directly with metal, which is the material I feel most at ease with. Several collections are designed using stones as a starting point.  I try to find different methods to hold them in order to show their best potential.  This sometimes involves using traditional setting techniques, and occasionally I try to be more inventive.  I love gold for its light absorbing quality when it is unpolished.  It reminds me of every summer spent in my native Greece.The silver I use is usually heavily oxidised or plated, reminiscent of ironwork.  It gives my jewellery a graphic drawing-like quality and accentuates the colours of the stones I use with it. My jewellery has been exhibited widely in the UK and abroad and is featured in many publications. Several one off pieces have been bought and commissioned by private collectors and my work can be found in the Collections of the V&A museum, the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Crafts Council

Specialist Techniques:

Forging, Oxidising silver, Stone setting

Awards:

2005 Gold Award, Design and Craftsmanship competition, Goldsmiths Company 1982 'Setting Up' Grant, The Crafts Council

Education:

1976-80 BA (Hons) Jewellery Design, Middlesex Polytechnic 1981 Engraving (part-time), Sir John Cass School of Art, London

Public Collections:

Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London, England. The Crafts Council, London, England. The British Council. Stafford Art Gallery, Stafford, England.

Exhibitions:

2014 Thirty Years in the Making, Lesley Craze Gallery, London Collect with Tyger Glyn Gallery, London New Earrings, Gallery Noel Guymarch, Montreal, Canada 2013 Masters of Modern Jewellery, Beetles and Huxley, London Silver at the Saville, with Bishopsland Educational Trust, London SoFa Chicago with Hedone Gallery USA 2012 Diamond Queen, Electrum Gallery, London 2011 The Studio Jewelry Movement 1950-2011, Mobilia Gallery, USA

Publications:

Elizabeth Bone: Silversmithing for Jewelry makers, Interweave Press 2012Anastasia Young: The guide to gemstone Settings,AC& Black 2012Nicolas Estrada: New Rings, 500 + Designs, Thames and Hudson 2011Marthe Le Van: 21st Century Jewelry The Best of the 500 Series, Lark Books 2011Cindy Edelstein (introduction): 500 Gemstone Jewels, Lark Books, 2010Amanda Mansell: Adorn New Jewellery, Laurence King 2008Alan Revere (curated): Masters Gemstones, Lark Books,  2008John Cogswell: Creative Stonesetting, Brynmorgen Press, 2008Yvonne Kulagowski: The Earrings Book, A&C Black, 2007Alan Revere (introduction): 500 Earrings, Lark Books, 2007Judith Crowe: The Jeweller’s Directory of Gemstones, Firefly, 2006 Marjorie Shick (introduction):  500 Necklaces, Lark Books, 2006Marjorie Simon (introduction): 500 Brooches, Lark Books, 2005Robert W. Ebendorf (introduction): 1000 Rings, Lark Books, 2004                                  Jinks McGrath: The Rings Book, A & C Black, 2002Elizabeth Olver: Jewellery Design: the Artisan’s Reference, Quarto, 2000Amanda Game and Elizabeth Goring: Jewellery Moves, NMS publications, 1998Jinks McGrath: The Encyclopaedia of Jewellery Making Techniques, Quarto, 1995Jinks McGrath: Basic Jewellery Making Techniques, Quintet, 1993Caroline Pullee: 20th Century Jewelry, Apple Press, 1990Sylvia Wicks: Jewellery Making Manual, MacDonald, 1985Peter Dormer and Ralph Turner: The New Jewellery, Trends and Traditions, Thames and Hudson 1985


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