Julie Chamberlain

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

127 Rushmore Road, London

  • TEL :

    0208 533 7036

Biography:

I established my workshop in 1984 after graduating from the Royal College of Art. Since then I have produced innovative, functional tableware for exhibition and corporate and private commission. I primarily use silver although occasionally I combine it with other metals where appropriate. It is important that through the design process I challenge and stretch my personal concerns, together with previous definitions of the object. Design is an individual's response to a set of criteria. Criteria implies parameters and it is a clear understanding of these that often inspires and initiates a piece. My designs rely on form rather than decoration for impact and are often complex, yet with clean lines exploiting the inherent qualities of silver. The personal priorities that repeat throughout my work are space, line, proportion, balance and the relationship between the object and the surface it sits on. External source material comes indirectly from a broad interest in all things visual but in particular architecture.

Awards:

1984
The Bakri Yehia Memorial Prize for Excellence
Goddard's Award for Design in Silver

1981
Goddard's Award for Design in Silver

1979
Johnson Matthey Silver Design Award, First Prize

Education:

1977-80 BA (Hons) Middlesex Polytechnic 1981-84 MA Royal College of Art, London

Public Collections:

Yorkshire Artspace, The Precious Metals Commission, Sheffield, England The Millennium Canteen, Sheffield City Council, England Lancashire County Council Museum Service The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London, England AMC International, Switzerland


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    Cheeseboard

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    Diamond Stakes Trophy

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    Oblique Dish

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    Rectangular Dish

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    The Drinking Set

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    Sweet Dish

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    A Line of Descent

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    Bowl with Flange

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    Ten Dish

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    Water Jug

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