Mari Thomas

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Mari Thomas Jewellery Gallery
Ivy House
7 King Street
Llandeilo
Carmarthenshire

Biography:

Mari Thomas’ contemporary designs draw from her surrounding Welsh culture, the textures in the landscape and the written word, creating jewellery that is both sculptural and feminine.

Working in precious metals she etches poetry, layers, fuses, carves metals and often uses precious and semi precious stones.

She exhibits her work nationally and internationally from Tokyo to New York, producing several distinctive collections and commissioned works.

Mari is an award-winning designer jeweller with credits that include the Gold medal for Craft and Design at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally including New York and Tokyo.

She produces several distinctive collections and commissioned works and in addition to creating jewellery for individual customers, Mari has been commissioned to design collections for many leading organisations and institutions such as the National Library of Wales. She was also commissioned to make the prestigious crown for the National Eisteddod in 2006 and again in 2007.

Specialist Techniques:

Acid etching
Fusing
Stone setting

Awards:

Finalist: Welsh Artist of the Year Competition (2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003)
Finalist: Itami International Craft Exhibition – Japan (2003)
Gold Medal Winner: National Eisteddfod of Wales - Meifod  (2003)
Finalist: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales (2002, 2001, 1997)
Award Winner: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales – Llanelli (2000)
Finalist: Spirit of Ll&375;n Art Competition (2003)
Finalist: Craft West ’99 (1999)

Education:

1995
BA Hons Three Dimensional Design Metals, Surrey Institute of Art and Design

1993
HND Jewellery & Silversmithing, School of Jewellery, UCE, Birmingham.

1991
Foundation in Art and Design, CCTA, Carmarthen

Public Collections:

Arts and Business Trophies - Arts and Business Cymru Awards (in collaboration with Nicola Palterman) 
Corporate gifts - International Business Wales
The Prince William Cup - Welsh Rugby Union (collaboration with
Nicola Palterman) 
Bardic Crown - National Eisteddfod of Wales (2006 and 2007)
Game components - S4C & Presentable Television Company
Executive Gifts - British Embassy in Buenos Aries
Madoc Award Commission - The Sunday Times Hay Festival Award
Letter Rack - Llanelli Town Council

Publications:

HELLO Magazine,
Vogue
Tatler
Complete Jewellery Making Course by Jinks McGrath
The Jewelr’s directory of Decorative Finishes by Jinks McGrath
Retail Jeweller – Hall of Fame
Ninnau – North American Welsh Newspaper
WM Magazine   
One Wales Magazine
Identity – Interior design magazine, Dubai
ELLE Girl
Art Review Magazine


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