Kerry Richardson

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Studio 78
Linnet
Orton Wistow
Peterborough

Biography:


Inspiration for Kerry’s highly individual style comes from the combination of elements of African landscapes, culture and personal symbols unique to her work. The use of different metals and the incorporation of non-precious and natural materials achieve, in their combination, a versatile colour palette. When crafted with Kerry’s interesting designs, these materials make up a range of unique and individual jewellery. Alongside a love of working with metals, Kerry entertains a fascination with ceramics. This has led to the creation of lustre and porcelain range of jewellery. Its diversity epitomises the colour sense, unique patternation and versatility of Kerry’s work. Kerry’s designs are not only uniquely styled, they are also innovative. With her range of ‘Addables’, she has created a flexible and versatile range of jewellery. Each individual piece is crafted as part of a larger design. By adding or removing elements, the pieces can be worn in a variety of combinations to match the mood of the moment and style of the occasion.

Awards:

May 1998 - The Craftsman Magazine : Highly commended in Best Newcomer Award, B.C.T.F. Harrogate
March 1996 - Goldsmiths' Craft Council : Highly commended : Fashion Jewellers and Finished Pieces
June 1995 - British Jewellers Association Certificate of Merit

Education:


Tertiary Education:
1994-1996 London Guildhall University, London, U.K. Extended Study Programme : City and Guild's Advanced Craft Certificate : Fine Jewellery 1985-1986 University of South Africa First Year B.A. (Fine Art) Passed all subjects 1979-1980 University of Pretoria, RSA First Year B.A Ed. (Art) Passed all subjects
Jewellery Qualifications: Jewellery Certificate: 1994-1996 - City and Guild's Advanced Craft Certificate : Fine Jewellery, setting and design from London Guildhall University Jewellery Certificate: 1982 - Passed Goldsmith's Trade Test at Trade Centre, Pretoria Gemmological Association of Great Britain: 1982 - Correspondence course (preliminary) passed in Gemmology Jewellery Design: 1982 - Jewellery design studied under Sanette de Lange, Lecturer in Jewellery at Pretoria Technical College Faceting and cutting: 1982 - Practical course in gem faceting cabochon cutting Ceramics and pottery: 1981 & 1982 - Basic ceramics and pottery studied under Tineke Meijer (Pretoria) and 1986-1989 under Garth Hoets (Pietermaritzburg)

Publications:


Editorial: Craftsman Magazine, Dec 1998 Feature: Design & Making Jewellery, Sarah Macrae


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    Ring and Earrings

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    Ring & Earrings

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    ‘Addables Variations’

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    ‘Addables Marriage Set’

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    ‘Addables’

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    Ring

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    Necklace and Earrings

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    Bracelet

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    African Female Figure Brooch and earrings

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    Rings & Earrings

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