Ellen Monaghan

Ellen Monaghan

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Unit 27 Craft Central 33-35St John's Square London EC1M 4DS

Biography:

Ellen Monaghan creates precious jewellery by using square wire and folding and forging techniques. Her approach to making is reminiscent of sketching in the air as she forms the structures that make up her collection. These objects play with the space around the body, comfortable and light while making a statement. Tumbling chains of individually handmade links that constantly change position as the wearer moves, structures that curl around the ear, linear rings that wrap around unique colourful gemstones. The shaping and finish of these three-dimensional drawings are integral to the connection Ellen strives to create between object and wearer.

Specialist Techniques:

Forging Folding Fabrication Gemstone setting Riveting Glass & Brass brush finishing

Awards:

2006 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Awards: Blundell's Award, Second Prize Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary

Education:

2006 BA Silversmithing, Jewellery & Allied Crafts, The Cass, London Metropolitan University. 2001 Art & Design, Norwich School of Art. Specialist Lapidary courses with Charlotte De Syllas and Holts Jewellery Academy Work Placements with various established makers around the UK including Elizabeth Bone and Vladimir Bohm.

Exhibitions:

2016 Goldsmiths' Fair Week 2, Made in Clerkenwell Craft Central 2015 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2015 Craft Central, Made in Clerkenwell 2014 Handmade in Britain, Chelsea 2014 Goldsmiths' Centre, Made in Clerkenwell 2012 Sieraad, Amsterdam 2012 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Awards Exhibition

Publications:

2015 Craft & Desgn Magazine, Winter edition 2014 Pubicity Posters, Flyers & Advertisements, Handmade in Britain, Chelsea 2012 Mayfair Magazine, What to Wear 2006 British Enamel Magazine, Enamel Education


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    Twice curled earrings

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    Garnet & Gold Angles & Curls Necklace

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    Barred Curl Ring with Andean Opal

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    Double Curl Bangle

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    Curled Earrings

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    Curled Leaf Smokey Quartz Necklace

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    Curled Torque with Cornelian

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    Beryl & Ball Ring

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    Curled Ring with Lilac Spinel

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    Angles &Curls Necklace

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