Fiona De Marco

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Silver Birches 1c Howard Road Surbiton Surrey KT5 8SA

Biography:

Fiona DeMarco’s exquisite contemporary jewellery is designed and lovingly handmade in her Surrey based studio workshop. Specialising in 18ct gold and silver in a variety of finishes; satin, polished and oxidised. Each piece is an individual work of art requiring many hours of hammering and forging using traditional hand craftsmanship. Her signature combination of hand-forged clusters of petal shaped discs, drops and granules set in wires move in motion with the wearer as if alive. Fiona’s inspiration is always to create an irregularity in shape and tactile element that keeps her jewellery spontaneous and lively rather than uniform.

Specialist Techniques:

Forging Planishing Hammering Soldering Traditional Hand Craftsmanship

Awards:

1997 Clerkenwell Award, Clerkenwell Green Association 1996 Certificate of Merit, Allied Crafts, Birtish Jewellers Association

Education:

1992-1996 BA(Hons) Degree Silversmithing and Jewellery- Sir John Cass Faculty, London Guildhall University 1990-1992 BTEC GAD- Epsom School of Art & Design

Exhibitions:

2014 Dazzle- Oxo Tower Wharf, London Goldsmiths’ Fair- Goldsmiths’ Hall, London Dazzle- Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh 2013 Dazzle- Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester 2012 Dazzle- Manchester City Art Gallery, Leeds 2011 Dazzle- Royal National Theatre, London 2010 Dazzle- Manchester City Art Gallery, Leeds Dazzle, Glasgow 2009 Dazzle- Manchester Tea Party- Society of Designer Craftsman Gallery, London Summer Showcase- Fg2, Leicestershire Craft Focus- Dundee Contemporary Art Ring Show- Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield Spring Exhibition- Artifex Gallery, W.Midlands Black and Gold- Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 2008 Dazzle- Manchester Made- Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield Nicola Hurst Designer Jewellery, Sussex Dazzle- Edinburgh Dazzle- Glasgow With Love- City Art Gallery, Leeds Collections- Earl’s Court, London 2007 Design Collection- Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow Dazzle- Manchester Fireworks- Fg2, Leicestershire Dazzle- Edinburgh Dazzle- Glasgow Wedding Show- Kath Libbert, Bradford 2006 Dazzle- Royal National Theatre, London International Jewellery London, Earl’s Court, London 2005 Dazzle- Manchester International Jewellery London- Earl’s Court, London Focus- Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow Celluloid- RBSA Gallery, Birmingham 2004 December Design Collections- Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow Christmas Exhibition- Kath Libbert, Bradford Christmas Exhibition- JaM, Berkshire Not Just For Christmas – The Design Shop, W.Yorkshire International Jewellery London- Earl’s Court, London Craft in Focus, Guildford, Surrey Jane Moore, Warwickshire Confetti- RBSA Gallery, Birmingham 2003 Designer Jewellers Group, The Barbican, London Dazzle- Manchester Christmas Exhibition- Goose Gallery, Dorset Christmas Exhibition- Collections of Harpenden, Hertfordshire International Jewellery London- Earl’s Court, London Dazzle- Edinburgh 2002 Dazzle- Royal National Theatre, London Dazzle- Manchester Artisan- Edinburgh International Jewellery London- Earl’s Court, London Clerkenwell Dressed- Clerkenwell Green Association, London Dazzle- Edinburgh Dazzle- Glasgow 2001 Dazzle- Manchester Christmas Show- Sanderson, George & Peach, W.Yorkshire International Jewellery London- Earl’s Court, London Clerkenwell Dressed- Clerkenwell Green Association, London Dazzle- Edinburgh Summer Exhibition- Pyramid Gallery, York Dazzle- Glasgow 2000 Dazzle- Manchester Christmas Show- Sanderson, George & Peach, W.Yorkshire International Jewellery London- Earl’s Court, London Solo Show- Fire & Iron Gallery, Surrey Jewellery Showcase 2000- The Contemporary Craftsman, Monmouth Inspired by Nature- Clerkenwell Green Association, London Rarefind Spring- New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey 1999 Christmas Exhibition- St.James’s Gallery, Bath International Jewellery London- Earl’s Court, London San Fancisco International Gift Fair, Crafts Council British Group- Moscone Center, San Francisco, USA Jewellery Show- Hugo Barclay Gallery, Brighton Christmas Exhibition- The Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford Christmas Exhibition- Artfull Expression, Birmingham Washington Gallery, S.Wales Design For Living, Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge Beatrice Royal Cont. Art & Craft Gallery, Hampshire 1998 Christmas Gifts- Mid-Pennine Arts, Lancashire Christmas Exhibition- Artfull Expression, Birmingham 1997 Group Exhibition- CGA, Islington Musuem Gallery, London Metalmorphosis, Solo Exhibition- D’Argent Gallery, Oxo Tower, London Autumn- Beatrice Royal Cont. Art & Craft Gallery, Hampshire 1996 New Designers- Business Design Centre, London

Publications:

Worldwide Weddings & Honeymoons, July/August 2010 The Basel Magazine, September 2005 Retail Jeweller, September 2005, Sep 2004, Sep 2003, Sep 2000 J-Dex Magazine, September 2004, Sep 2003 Post Style Magazine, March 2005 Vogue, July 2004 Manchester Evening News, December 2003 Citylife, December 2003 Living North Magazine, Spring/Summer 2002 London Jewellery, September 1999 Islington Gazette, November 1998


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    Signature Precious necklace 2001

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    Signature Precious cluster ring 2001

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    Blossom & Bloom Precious stud earrings

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    Blossom & Bloom Precious bracelet

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    Signature bracelet 2001

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    Signature cluster stud earrings 2010

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    Symphony Precious bracelet 2007

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    Symphony Precious stud earrings 2007

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    Adorn Precious bracelet

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    Adorn Precious stud earrings

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    Harmony Precious stud earrings 2010

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    Harmony Precious bracelet 2010

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