Zoe Marie

Zoe Marie Design

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

I am inspired by botanical forms especially new growth in the spring and I delight in producing beautiful and innovative articulated jewellery. Using gold and silver, incorporating semi precious beads, gem stones and pearls to create sinuous, tactile feminine designs. The emphasis is on pure form rather than surface pattern. I choose shapes for their beauty and simplicity, designing pieces to be viewed from all angles; beads are often used as an integral part of the mechanics as well as for show, and catches are often hidden. I strive to design highly individual necklaces and bracelets with complementing pieces that are not strung in the conventional sense, but are linked using different methods of articulation. For example I use a ball and socket in my articulated pod bracelets where a pearl is the ball which is gently captured in a pod socket that allows complete freedom of movement giving its smooth elegant forms a wonderful tactile quality. It was one of these articulating pod bracelets that I won my first gold award, in the ‘Goldsmith’s Craftsmanship and Design Awards, 2001’. I hope I achieve to produce classic feminine designs that are easy to wear and make the wearer feel special.

Specialist Techniques:

Computer Aided Design Designs incorporating innovative articulated linkages

Awards:

2002
Gold Award - Goldsmiths Craftsmanship & Design Awards

2001
Essex Winner - Shell LiveWIRE Young Business Start up Awards

2001
1st Prize - Prototype Production Jewellers - Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Ddesign Awards

1994
Joint Winner - Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary Scheme
Commended - The Young Designer Silversmith Award

1993
Commended - Platinum Competition

1992
SE Regional Finalist - BTEC National Diploma

1992
The Drawing Award - Thurrock Technical College
1st Year Outstanding Achievement award - Thurrock Technical College

Education:

1995 - 1997 Extended Study- Jewellery & Silversmithing London Guildhall University 1992 - 1995 1st BA (Hons) Degree- Jewellery & Silversmithing Loughborough College of Art 1991 - 1992 Distinction, BTEC National Diploma GAD Training / Apprenticeship: 1996-98 Manufacturing/retail workshop


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    Articulated Hyacinth Necklace

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    Earrings

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    Articulated Pod Bracelet

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    Crocus Ring

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    Forest Floor Bracelet

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    Silver Dove Christmas Decoration

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    Wave Bracelet

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    Rose Wobble Ring

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    Pod Stud Earrings

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    Martigan Spin Ring

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    Martigon Necklace

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