Jen Ricketts

Jen Ricketts Silversmith

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Studio 10, Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield, S1 2BS

Biography:

Award winning silversmith Jen Ricketts gained a First Class Honours Degree from De Montfort University and recently completed a silversmithing residency at Bishopsland near Reading. Jen has received bullion awards from the Goldsmiths’ Company London, the Malcolm Appleby Award for artistic excellence and recently completed a prestigious commission for the Assay Master at the Sheffield Assay Office. Jen has perfected the silversmithing technique of hand saw piercing. She uses the finest of saw blades to hand cut her designs. Her current work concentrates on making bespoke functional silverware of intricate city skylines and intriguing silhouettes of park scenes and the countryside. Each piece is exquisitely detailed and can be personalised featuring images of special or memorable places. Jen always begins her designs with a drawing of the scene or skyline. These drawings then form the template with which Jen hand cuts the design from silver, creating a unique piece of contemporary silverware.

Specialist Techniques:

The main technique Jen Ricketts uses is hand saw piercing, she uses the finest of saw blades to create exquisite detail in each piece. Jen uses other silversmithing processes to construct her work such as, drilling, soldering, forming or constructing using metal stakes, filing and finishing.

Awards:

'Little Gems Commission 'Sheffield Assay Office sponsored by Capella Bullion Dealers and Refiners, January 2014 Awarded the Malcolm Appleby Award 2013 3rd Prize winner- Young Designer Silversmith Award 2013 Goldsmiths’ Company Precious Metal Bursary 2012 Goldsmith’s Precious Metal Bursary Award 2010.

Education:

Starter Studio Program, Persistence Works, Sheffield October 2013 – September 2015 Bishopsland Silversmithing Residency, October 2012 - August 2013 Rod Kelly Chasing master class, Shetland 2013 Jacqueline Mina Gold Fusing Master class, 15th May 2013 and 16th May 2013 Malcolm Appleby Engraving Master class, 14th January 2013 – 18th January 2013, Scotland Goldsmiths' Getting Started Course January 2012 Jewellery Class at York School of Jewellery September 2011 - December 2011 De Montfort University, Leicester. First Class BA(Hons) Design Crafts, September 2008 – July 2011

Public Collections:

Little Gems Sheffield Skyline Flower Holder - Sheffield Assay Office

Exhibitions:

Desire Chelsea LONDON Chelsea Old Town Hall 6th - 8th March 2015 10am - 6pm Friday 10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday 'Breath of Fresh Air Exhibition' Byard Arts, Cambridge 23rd April - 17th May 2015 RHS Wisley Craft in Focus Festival of Silver RHS Wisley nr Woking, GU23 6QB 30th April — 4th May 2015 9am to 6pm Daily (last entry 5pm) Yorkshire Artspace Jewellery Day Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS 16th May 2015 11am - 5pm Inspired Exhibition Festival of Silver Goldsmiths Centre, 42 Britton Street, Clerkenwell,London, EC1M 5AD 19th May – 23rd May 2015 'Up Your Street' Byard Arts, Cambridge 18th June - 19th July 2015 Art in Action Waterperry House, Waterperry, Near. Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ 16th - 19th July 2015 10am -5:30pm daily Desire, Winchester Winchester, Guildhall SO23 9GH 6th - 8th Novemebr 2015 12.30 pm – 7.30 pm Friday 10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday


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    Lamp Post Collection

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    Close up London Skyline Single Tea Holder

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    Sheffield Skyline Single Tea Light Holder

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    Lovers on a Bench Necklace

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    Carousel Bonbonnière Vessel

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    Sunday Afternoon Filmstrip Bangle

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    Summer Caddy spoon and Winter Caddy Spoon

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    Little Gems Sheffield Skyline Flower Holder

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    London Skyline Wine Coaster

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    London Skyline tea light holder lit up

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    London Skyline tea light holder

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