Ellen Monaghan

Ellen Monaghan

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Sunbury Workshops Swanfield Street London E2 7LF

Biography:

Ellen Monaghan creates precious jewellery by using square wire and folding and forging techniques. Her approach to making is reminiscent of sketching in the air as she forms the structures that make up her collection. These objects play with the space around the body, comfortable and light while making a statement. Tumbling chains of individually handmade links that constantly change position as the wearer moves, structures that curl around the ear, linear rings that wrap around unique colourful gemstones. The shaping and finish of these three-dimensional drawings are integral to the connection Ellen strives to create between object and wearer.

Specialist Techniques:

Forging, Folding and Fabrication techniques. Gemstone setting. Riveting Glass and Brass brush finishing

Awards:

2019 Platform & Function Award: Platform Gallery/British Craft Trade Fair 2018 Award for Excellence in Jewellery: British Association of Jewellers 2006 Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Awards: Blundell's Award, Second Prize Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary

Education:

2006 BA Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts, The Cass, London Metropolitan University. 2001 Art and Design, Norwich School of Art. Specialist Lapidary courses with Charlotte De Syllas and Holts Jewellery Academy Work Placements with various established makers around the UK including Elizabeth Bone and Vladimir Bohm.

Exhibitions:

2019 British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate 'Ringleaders' Pyramid Gallery, York Meet the Maker event and workshop, Studio Vault, Settle North Yorkshire 2018 British Craft Trade Fair Harrogate 2017 Goldsmiths' Fair Week 2 Made in Clerkenwell Craft Central 2016 Goldsmiths' Fair Week 2 Made in Clerkenwell Craft Central Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Craft Central, Made in Clerkenwell 2014 Handmade in Britain, Chelsea Goldsmiths' Centre, Made in Clerkenwell 2012 Sieraad, Amsterdam Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Awards Exhibition

Publications:

2019 Giftware Review, April edition 2018 Giftware Review, April edition 2015 Craft & Desgn Magazine, Winter edition 2014 Pubicity Posters, Flyers & Advertisements, Handmade in Britain, Chelsea 2012 Mayfair Magazine, What to Wear 2006 British Enamel Magazine, Enamel Education


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    Citrine Three Quarter Curl Ring

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    Morganite Spun Curl Ring

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    Aquamarine Oval Semi Curl Ring

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    Twice curled earrings

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    Garnet & Gold Angles & Curls Necklace

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    Curled Earrings

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