Petra Bishai

Petra Bishai

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Studio 302 Cockpit Arts 18 – 22 Creekside London SE8 3DZ

Biography:

Petra’s work is inspired by urban life reflecting her fascination with living in a large city.  Her collections explore the paradox of belonging versus alienation and how we adapt and interact with our surroundings. Petra’s use of jasmine flowers in her Entrapment collection responds to memories of making necklaces out of the real flowers whilst her contemporaries assembled daisy chains.  The collection reflects the way in which people integrate into society.  Her use of materials and processes denotes how integration can be a cause of strength and fragility in the city.

Specialist Techniques:

Cold joining Dyeing Electroforming Embossing Forging Knotting Laser welding Soldering

Education:

2006 Advanced Certificate in Education 1992 Btec HND Jewellery 1987 BA(Hons) International Studies

Exhibitions:

2012 New Renaissance Legnica Jewellery Festival Dialogue 12, Schmuck Target The Heart 2011 Designer Jewellers Group Canary Wharf Window Gallery Alchemy Iced & Spiced 2010 Origin Hay-on-Wye Festival

Publications:

Bangles and Bracelets BBC Homes & Antiques Canary Wharf Elle Magazine Financial Times The Guardian Jewelllery Unlimited Lighter Life Retail Jeweller Sunday Telegraph Time Out


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    Entrapment - Cluster Bracelet

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    Entrapment - Cluster Ring

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    Entrapment - 3 Flower Pendant

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    Entrapment - Flower Pendant

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    Entrapment - Flower Pendants

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    Entrapment - Needle Pin Brooch

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    Entrapment - Flower Drop Earrings I

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    Entrapment - Flower Drop Earrings II

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    Entrapment - Orbital Necklace

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    Entrapment - Orbital Brooch

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