Lisa Jane Forrester

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Lisa Jane Forrester is inspired by changes within natural objects. She displays this in through contrasting texture, clear lines and a fresh but simple shape and form which exhibits an almost fluid quality. She designs statement-generating practical silverware which is ergonomically satisfying and is thus both functional and pleasurable to use.

Lisa Jane’s new range of jewellery, oozes enchanting tactile beauty through delicate forms and textures which encapsulate precious and semi precious stones. She has taken inspiration from exotic organic plants and their colours to produce stunning original statement jewellery.

"It is very rewarding to transform metal into an elegant, gentle, organic form. My aim is to produce tactile objects, so people want to touch, feel, and engage with the silverware or jewellery."

Specialist Techniques:

Designing
Stone setting
Forging

Awards:

2009 British Silver Week 2009 (Sponsored Position)
2008 Thomas Lyte Heritage Award - Short listed
2007 Liverpool Decorative and Fine Arts Society Bursary
2007 Goldsmiths Council Craftmanship and Design Awards 2007: Silver Award (Silversmiths 2D)

Education:

2009 Stone Setting Courses - Simply, Advance, Create Your Own (Holts Academy, London)

2009 Linking Creativity to Education Course (Creative Partnerships)

2008 Goldsmiths' Company Getting Started Course

2007 Degree of Bachelor of Design with Honours (First Class)

2007-09 Artist in Residence at Liverpool Hope University.

Publications:

Craft and Design Magazine
Concept for Living
Crafts Magazine
Lancashire Life
The Goldsmith (vol 3)
Advertising Flyers - British Silver Week 2008


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    Breakfast Set

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    Silver ladle

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    Salad servers

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    Small textured silver spoons

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    Cake slice and cake knife

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    Salt and Pepper set

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    Ice Tongs

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