Flora Bhattachary

Flora Bhattachary

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

The Goldsmiths Centre 42 Britton Street London EC1M 5AD

Biography:

Flora Bhattachary creates dramatic fine jewellery with a couture edge. Inspired by her family links with India, Flora draws on floral motifs and the underlying geometry of nature in Asian culture to create her bold designs. Specializing in using vibrant carved gems in deep colour combinations – Flora’s work has a distinct style. Combining rapid prototyping with traditional skills and hand wax carving, Flora mixes new technology with ancient traditions. Her ‘Lubhati’ collection ranges from statement cocktail rings in dark amethyst, pink opalite and smokey quartz to textured earrings and pendants set with cognac diamonds, black sapphires and black peacock pearls. Each piece is created in Flora’s London studio using precious metals and specialist lapidary cut in the UK.

Specialist Techniques:

Designing for specialist hand carved lapidary

Awards:

HIGHLY COMMENDED – COLLECTION OF THE YEAR AWARDS, PROFESSIONAL JEWELLER 2015 HIGHLY COMMENDED – VISUAL IMPACT EDITORS CHOICE AWARDS, IJL 2015 HOT 100 NEXGEM – PROFESSIONAL JEWELLER 2015 ONE YEAR ON AWARD – NEW DESIGNERS 2015 PRECIOUS JEWELLERY IJL AWARD - SILVER GOLDSMITHS' CRAFT AND DESIGN AWARDS 2015 FASHION LED CONCEPTUAL JEWELLERY - SILVER GOLDSMITHS' CRAFT AND DESIGN AWARDS 2015 EC ONE UNSIGNED AWARD 2014 CHOW TAI FOOK COMPETITION WINNER 2014

Education:

MA Design (Jewellery): Distinction, Central Saint Martins BA Design (Jewellery): 1st Class Hons, Kent Institute of Art and Design HND in Jewellery and Silversmithing, John Cass (Part time)

Exhibitions:

Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall Oct 2016 Dazzle Exhibitions, Edinburgh and London 2016 Made In Clerkenewell, Craft Central May 2016 Flora Bhattachary & Robyn Hinchcliffe, National Centre for Craft and Design Feb – April 2016 Made, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Nov-Feb 2016 Dazzle Dec-Jan 2016 Goldsmiths Fair Oct 2015 KickStart at IJL Sept 2015 One Year On at New Designers – June 2015 Zaha Hadid Presents, Zaha Hadid Gallery – April 2015 Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery – March-May 2015 Getting Started, Goldsmiths’ Centre - Jan 2015

Publications:

New Rings - Nicolas Estrada - Thames & Hudson, July 2016 The Best of British Design 2015 - The Jewellery Editor, Jan 2016 Carving Artwork in Gems - The Jewellery Editor, Oct 2015 Fully Burnished - Vanity Fair, Aug 2015 Forging Ahead - Vanity Fair, Aug 2015 The Luxury Report- Professional Jeweller, Aug 2015 Flora’s Family Jewels - The Telegraph Luxury, Feb 2015

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    Baoli Ring

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    Baoli Double Pendant

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    Lotus Drop Pendant

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    Lotus Radial Studs

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    Taxila Trillion Pendant

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    Taxila Stud Earrings

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    Abshar Diamond Ring

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    Abshar Rings

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    Taxila Spiked Hoops

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    Lotus Radial Pendant

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    Yakshini and Lakshmi Rings

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    Taxila Pendant

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    Lotus Pendant

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    Jyamiti Swirl Ring

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    Jyamiti Small Rings

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    Abshar Bangle

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    Jyamiti Floral Ring

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    Taxila Ring

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