Louise Parry

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

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Gloucestershire

Biography:

Combining skills from my training as a jeweller and silversmith with a passion for clocks, I have developed a unique range of jewellery and timepieces. Hammered, textured forms are cut and inset with gemstones, producing a crisp elegant feel to my work. I am constantly exploring new shapes in my pieces while maintaining a strong, contemporary identity. I specialize in working with clients to commission, often finding that these commissioned pieces subtly influence the development of further works in my own collections. My primary objective is to develop my craft and build the brand through the creation of individual pieces that inspire newly commissioned works. These commissions in turn inspire further pieces, prompting the exploration of new objects and forms.

Specialist Techniques:

Silversmithing, Goldsmithing, Casting, Gemstone Setting, Goldplating with a pen plater, Metal Forging, Oxidation, Clock and Watchmaker

Awards:

2013 'Desktop' Mechanical Clock - Barbara Christie Award For Excellence In Metalwork & Jewellery at Art In Action, Waterperry, Oxford 2011: 'Crossing Time' Mechanical Clock -Finalist in National 'Crossings' exhibition(Shortlisted for the Charmian Adams Award.) 2010: 'Crossing Time' Mechanical Clock - Goldsmiths' Company Craftmanship and Design Awards - Commended 2009: Commissioned to make presentation pieces for Louise Solheim and the European Ladies Golf Team. Presented at the Solheim Cup 2009, Illinois, USA. 2006: British Jewellery, Giftware and Finishing Federation – Passport to Export Grant 2005: UK Tahitian Pearl Trophy - 'Creation Brooch' 3rd prize

Education:

1984-1987 Birmingham School of Jewellery - BA Hons Silversmithing and Jewellery 2:1

Public Collections:

Louise Parry's Jewellery is in many private collections throughout the UK and USA.

Exhibitions:

2015 Goldsmiths’ Fair, London 2014 ‘Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design’, Cheltenham Ladies College. 2013 - 2015 Art in Action, Waterperry House - demonstrating watch production combined with silversmithing and lathe turning skills 2007 - 2015 ‘Desire’, London 2013 ‘Rings’ Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds 2009 - 2011 Goldsmiths' Fair,London 2011 ‘All Golds'- Exhibition of Alumni at The Birmingham School of Jewellery 2010 'Crossings' Exhibition, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester 2009 ‘Top Dog’, National Travelling Exhibition. 2008 - 2009 ‘Wishlist’, Model House Gallery, Llantrisant, Wales 2007 Goldsmiths' Fair, London 2006 The British Jewellery, Giftware and Finishing Federation Showcase, JCK Show, Las Vegas, USA 1991 'Finely Taught, Finely Wrought' - The Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing Centenary Exhibition – 1890 -1990, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. 1987 Platinum Awards Showcase, Mappin and Webb, London.

Publications:

2015 WatchPro Magazine 2015 Craft and Design Magazine 2011 Financial Times 2010 Financial Times 2006 Vogue Magazine 1989 Crafts Magazine


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    The Creation II

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    Creation Range

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    The Creation I

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    Crossing Time Clock

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    Gemstone Ring

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    Wedding and Engagement Ring

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    Ribbed Ring

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    Tourmaline Pendant with Diamonds

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    The Salix Range

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    Textured Silver Pendant

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