Rie Taniguchi

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Rie draws her inspiration freely from everything she sees, reads and hears. Her main interests and concerns, aside from arts, are in environment and wildlife, and the relationship between those and humans. News, folk tales and myths all come into consideration. She tries to express essence of things with simple, expressive forms and clean lines, a funny and dark sense of humour and playfulness. Physical qualities and feelings of movements are also evident.  Images from her childhood still influence her through her experience of making numerous drawings. Recently information from photographs and films has influenced design and the development of softer shapes using Britannia silver.She considers groups of work as installation under a theme but leaves it obscure, and encourages /invites the viewer to think.

Specialist Techniques:

Press forming Enamelling Riveting Articulation

Awards:

2003,2002 ‘British crafts in Japan’ research trip: supported by Trade Partners UK.2000 Setting up scheme, Crafts Council1997 Student Designer of the Year, Finalist for design of suite of jewellery (national)1997 Goldsmiths’ Craft Council Awards, Commended for designer finished Pieces (national)1996 Lapponia The Art Competition, First Prize for collection of jewellery (international) 1996 Goldsmiths’ Craft Council Awards, Commended for product design in platinum (national)

Education:

1996-1998MA Silversmithing, Jewellery & Allied Crafts, London Guildhall University 1992-1996 Extended Studies in Silversmithing, Jewellery & Allied Crafts,London Guildhall University 1989-1992 Diploma in Art & Design, City of London Polytechnic

Public Collections:

2003 Dino ring/box purchased by ##Die# Alice und Louis Koch Sammlung (The Alice and Louis Koch Collection)

Exhibitions:

03/2015 ‘Britain 2015’ at Galerie Elsa Vanier, Paris 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,2011, 2012, 2013,2014 Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London 10/2014 Featured Maker show CAA 5/2014 ‘Musi Ten’(Insect Exhibition), Arai Atelier-Gallery, Tokyo Japan 3/2013 ‘Un Printemps Anglais’ at Galerie Elsa Vanier, Paris 5/2011 Showcase at Yorkshire Sculpture Park 5/2010 ‘Collect’ at Saatchi Gallery with Electrum Gallery 3/2009 Two person show at Gallery Hu, Nagoya, Japan 4/2005 ‘Musi Ten’(Insect Exhibition), Arai Atelier-Gallery, Tokyo Japan 1/2005 ‘Collect’ at Victoria& Albert Museum with Crafts Council Gallery 3/1996- Lapponia the Art Exhibition, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Japan and 2/1997 Germany

Publications:

6/2014 Article by Chris Garland in Fashion Faces page102-108,USA 6/2014 Interview by Michael Sullivan, japanstore.jp online magazine 7/2011Portfolio in Craft Arts 12/2007GZ ART+DESIGN image and article on Prawn Cracker 2004Two images in ‘1000 Rings’ published by Lark Books, USA 3/2003 Asahi Newspaper, ‘Musi Ten’ review 4/2002 Dazed and Confused Japan 1/2002 Findings, ACJ newsletter, article and an image on ‘In-art-iculate’ 12/1998 Highbury& Islignton Express, article on X’mas sale 1996 GZ, Art Aura, Retail Jeweller and Europe Star, and papers and magazines in Finland, Sweden and Norway on Lapponia The Art Competition 9/1996 Work chosen for University poster, London Guildhall University


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    Swift earrings, pin, pendant

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    Fish (Ayu) cufflinks

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    Selection

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    Polar Bear tree decoration

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    Owlet pendant

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    Moon earrings

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    Peagon pins

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    Mouse House

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    Mouse pins

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    Broken Egg pendants

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