Leather Jewellery Making with Tania Clarke Hall – Saturday 20 July
Saturday 20 July
£60 inc. materials, lunch & refreshments
A fun introduction to making jewellery in leather. You will learn how to make a cuff using traditional leather fixings, and even matching earrings in a day. Working with this wonderfully versatile material, you will learn how to dye and decorate leather with simple but effective techniques that you can practise easily at home. No jewellery or leather experience required.
Tania Clarke Hall is an award-winning jeweller working in leather. Influenced by her background in chemistry and a love of Japanese design, with its wabi-sabi aesthetic, Tania’s bold and dramatic pieces are designed with a deceptively simple economy of line. She delights in moulding, slashing, scorching and colouring the leather using experimental and innovative techniques that continually push the boundaries of her medium. The result is elegant yet playful jewellery, created to be worn in a variety of ways: twisted, wrapped or draped on the body. The beauty of her jewellery is only truly apparent when worn. Then the pieces shift and change to reveal different perspectives, helical shapes and sudden bursts of colour. Tactile, warm, malleable and beautifully lightweight, her jewellery is a pleasure to wear.
Tania’s jewellery has received much critical acclaim, garnering a commendation in the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council awards in 2009. Her work has sold in the V&A, Tate Britain and Tate Modern in the UK and in The Museum of Arts & Design, New York and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, as well as leading galleries in the UK and Europe. Her work has been showcased internationally, including Lesley Craze Gallery and Origin in London and Galerie Marzee in Holland. She was selected to be part of the Contemporary British Craft group exhibiting at NYNow in New York and has collaborated with the Southbank Centre to design a collection for their Festival Terrace shop.
Tania studied at Middlesex University under acclaimed conceptual jeweller and artist Caroline Broadhead, gaining a Ist Class BA Hons in Jewellery. She continues to work on new collections and bespoke commissions for both private and retail clients from her studio at Cockpit Arts in central London.
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