Jacqueline Mina (Des RCA FRSA) OBE
The Goldsmiths Company
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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
All traditional goldsmithing techniques, including :
Surface decoration etc
Awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to art
Prizewinner - Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts - Jewellery
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Liveryman, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
Freeman of the City of London, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
First Prize - De Beers Diamond Ring Competition
Designer of the Royal College of Art (DesRCA)
Founder Member: Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Trustee: Bishopsland Educational Trust
Jury Member: Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2007 Jewellery
Hornsey College of Art & Crafts 1957 - 1962
Royal College of Art 1962 - 1965
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
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
‘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
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