Jacqueline Mina

Jacqueline Mina (Des RCA FRSA) OBE

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Please make contact via any of the galleries linked below, or by contacting The Goldsmiths' Company at:

Goldsmiths' Hall
Foster Lane
London
EC2V 6BN

Biography:

My whole way of working is built on an extensive knowledge of the technical aspects of goldsmithing, through which I express a contemporary aesthetic. The skill in the making undoubtedly contributes to the overall effect of the finished piece, in a sensual way, however I intend my craft to remain very much at the service of my art. I am preoccupied with the surfaces of precious metals and with form – juxtaposing the play of light, reflection, lustre with characteristic expressions of angle, curve and line. I am intrigued, too, by the potential for dialogue between inner and outer planes, with random patterns held in tension within strictly delineated edges, and the visual dynamic created by the contrast and harmony of all these factors. Technically I have been trying to extend the possibilities of fusion between gold and platinum, employing platinum gauze, mesh, distressed fragments, tessera, wire and gold dust to create a variety of surfaces from which I construct my jewellery. I rarely do a drawing of a piece before I make it, preferring to create it directly in the metals so that I can keep my mind open to all kinds of possibilities and avoid fixing any detail right up to the completion of a piece.
For my Who's Who 2004 entry go to: www.ukwhoswho.com

Specialist Techniques:


All traditional goldsmithing techniques, including :
Filigree
Fusion-Inlay
Granulation
Paper-impressing
Pressed forms
Miniature-scale work
Surface decoration etc

Awards:

2012
Awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to art

2000
Prizewinner - Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts - Jewellery

1999
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

1995
Liveryman, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

1985
Freeman of the City of London, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

1968
First Prize - De Beers Diamond Ring Competition

1965
Designer of the Royal College of Art (DesRCA)

Other memberships:
Founder Member: Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Trustee: Bishopsland Educational Trust
Jury Member: Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2007 Jewellery

Education:

Hornsey College of Art & Crafts 1957 - 1962
Royal College of Art 1962 - 1965

Public Collections:

Private Collections
HRH Prince Faissal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed AA Al Saud – Main private patron. KSA
Lady Marie Alexander of Weedon – Private Collector. UK
Prof. Seymour Rabinovitch – Private collector. USA
Tony Hampton - Private collector. UK
Sheik Mohammed Al Mahktoum – Silver Racing Trophies

Public Collections
The Goldsmiths’ Company – Jewellery
Crafts Council – Jewellery
Victoria & Albert Museum – Jewellery
East Midlands Arts – Jewellery
Leeds City Art Gallery – Jewellery
Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, USA – Jewellery
MIMA (Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art) –  Jewellery

Publications:

‘Collect Contemporary Jewellery’, Joanna Hardy, Thames & Hudson, 2012.
‘Jacqueline Mina, Touching Gold’, Catalogue for touring exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, 2011.
‘Jacqueline Mina, Dialogues in Gold’, Catalogue for Retrospective Exhibition Goldsmiths’ Hall, 2011.
Goldsmiths Review, The Goldsmiths Company, The Pulse Group, 2011.
Ornament, ‘Jacqueline Mina’, Amanda Game, Vol.34 No.2, 2010.
‘OrGold’, Exhibition of Contemporary Goldsmithing Catalogue, 2004.
Who's Who, A&C Black
‘Contemporary Silver’, Benton Rabinovitch & Helen Clifford, Merrell, 2000.
‘The Best of British Women’, The Best of British Publications, 1993.
‘Jewellery Making Manual’, Sylvia Wicks, Maconald, 1995.
‘The New Jewellery’, Peter Dormer & Ralph Turner, Thames & Hudson, 1995.
‘Twentieth Century British Jewellery 1900-1980’, Peter Hinks, Faber & Faber, 1983.
‘The World of Makers’, Edward Lucie-Smith, Paddinton Press, 1975 etc etc


  • Jacqueline Mina

    Tiara

    Quick info
  • Jacqueline Mina

    Earrings

    Quick info
  • Jacqueline Mina

    Bracelet

    Quick info
  • Jacqueline Mina

    Collar

    Quick info
  • Jacqueline Mina

    Brooch (2)

    Quick info
  • Jacqueline Mina

    Necklace

    Quick info
  • Jacqueline Mina

    Rings (1)

    Quick info
  • Jacqueline Mina

    Brooch (1)

    Quick info
  • Jacqueline Mina

    Buckley Trio

    Quick info
  • Jacqueline Mina

    Rings

    Quick info
  • Jacqueline Mina

    Brooches

    Quick info
  • Jacqueline Mina

    Brooch

    Quick info