Vicki Ambery-Smith

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Vicki has drawn inspiration for her unique interpretations of architecture for over twenty years. A subject to which everyone can relate. Many individually designed pieces are based on real buildings, some imaginary. Since setting up her work studio in 1977 she has exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as carrying out many varied commissions for businesses and private clients.

Specialist Techniques:

Casting Scored and folded sheet Fine repousse fret work Photo-etching

Awards:

British Council Travel Awards: 1995 Boston MA 1990 Tokyo 1986 Basel 1983 Hamburg 1977 New Craftsmen’s setting up grant, Crafts Council

Education:

1972-3 Oxford Polytechnic – Foundation Course 1973-6 Middlesex Polytechnic – Jewellery Design Course 1 semester exchange to Fachhoch Schul, Germany

Public Collections:

Victoria & Albert Museum Norwich Castle Museum East Midlands Arts, Leicestershire Museum Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Exhibitions:

In the last 15 years: 2001 Solo Exhibition, St Loiis, Missouri 2000 Solo Expo, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. Jewellery 2000, Crafts Council Shop at the V&A, London. 1999 Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland. 1998 Spectacle Frames, Highgloss, Houston, USA Introducing Contemporary British Jewellery, Society of Arts & Cafts, Boston, USA. 1997 Spectacles: A Recent History, Crafts Council, London 1996 Islington Makers, Lesley Craze Gallery, London. Dazzle, Manchester. 1995 Shining Through, Crafts Council, London. Dazzle, Royal National Theatre, London. Christmas Leading Lights, Oxford Gallery, Oxford. Architectural Gems, Electrum Gallery, London. 1994 What is Jewellery? Crafts Council, London. The Jewellery Show, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds. Ring-Leaders, Pyramid, York. 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Lesley Craze Gallery, London. Dazzle, Royal Exchange, Manchester. Architectural Gems, Design Yard, Dublin, Ireland. 1993 Seventh Christmas Jewellery Exhibition , The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds. Group Exhibition, Royal Exchange, Manchester. 1992 Jewellery, Rufford Crafts Centre, Newark. Jewellery by Vicki Ambrey-Smith, Courtyard Gallery, Cheltneham. Group Exhibition, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds. Dazzle, Royal National Theatre, London. 1991 The 20th Anniversary Shoe, Electrum Gallery, London. 1990 Silver Works, Facets, Dartmouth. 1989 Solo Exhibition, Wrexham Arts Centre, Wrexham. Solo Exhibition, St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 1988 Group Exhibition, Courtyard Gallery, Cheltneham. Gainsborough Bicentenary, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury. Eye Wear, Eye Works, Los Angeles, USA. Circus Comes to Town, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland.

Publications:

Design Source Book – David Watkins Eyewitness Handbook of Gemstones – Dorling Kindersey The Best of British Women – Best of British Publications Making Silver Jewellery - Batsford


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    Sydney Opera House

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    St Paul's Covent Garden

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    Sheldonian Theatre Box

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    Radcliffe Camera Brooch

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    Oxford Ring

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    London Ring

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    Four Cufflinks

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    Earrings

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    Sienna Campenile

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    Globe Theatre Brooch

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