Helen London

Helen London

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Harbour View Studios Dale House Bredon Road Tewkesbury GL20 5BX

Biography:

Central to Helen's work is a great love for making - manipulating silver, perfecting techniques and solving technical challenges. She admires all forms of great craftsmanship, from contemporary design through to beautiful museum artefacts. A connection with the past and the historic background of craft is evident in Helen's use of the traditional technique of filigree. The art of filigree is a central theme to Helen’s collection of work. She first started working with filigree during her postgraduate year. Her introduction to the technique was by an Armenian jeweller who taught her the basics over a period of some months. She has been honing her skills ever since and doesn't expect the learning process to stop till the day she puts down her tools. “What I love about filigree and other decorative techniques, such as chasing, are the attention to detail and the beautiful overall impact created by such concentration on the tiny details that make up the whole.”

Specialist Techniques:

Filigree, a decorative technique using fine twisted wires suspended in frames.

Awards:

The Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers Award 2013 - Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards 2013 Graduate Membership and Bursary of the Alloy Jewellers Group 2007 British Jeweller's Associaition Award for an Outstanding body of Work 2005

Education:

Bishopsland Educational Trust - 2006 - 2007 London Guildhall University - 2002 – 2005

Exhibitions:

Selected Shows: Winchester Desire Nov 2014 MADE London Oct 2014 Three Choirs Festival August 2014 Wisley Art Festival June 2014 Gardens Gallery Cheltenham April 2014 Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Exhibition of Award Winners Jan - Mar 2014 Bishopsland Retrospective August 2013 Craftsmanship and Design Awards Exhibition Mar 2013 Christmas at Bishopsland (numerous dates) Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair 2009 Collect 2009

Publications:

The Art of Soldering - Wing Mun Devenney


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    Letter Opener

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    Coffee Spoon

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    Olive Forks

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    Condiment Dishes

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    Filigree Napkin Rings

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    Mirrored Ellipse Filigree Necklace

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