Alchemy presents a range of jewellers, from recent graduates to names well-established in the industries of jewellery and fashion. This selection is not intended as an overview of British jewellery, but instead it offers eight individual perspectives of contemporary jewellery practice.
The jewellers selected for the exhibition all challenge conventional parameters of jewellery design by experimenting with materials, references and scale; and by questioning our inherited notions of value, identity and adornment.
This publication accompanies the exhibition that was commissioned by the British Council to tour the Middle East region.
The catalogue essay provides an introduction to UK jewellery design and sets the scene for the current generation of jewellers. Additional texts, biographical information and full colour illustrations tell the individual story of each jeweller.