We are thrilled to announce Flux Studio’s association with London Jewellery Week and JewelEast.
Located in the heart of Camberwell, in a cobbled court yard which is also home to many other artists, Flux studios is an innovative member’s workshop. Its location and size means it is able to provide a supportive and creative hub in which the members can practice and excel in their craft. As such the members create exciting, original, individual and modern work which is highly collectable.
1/ Open House at Flux Studios (Monday 6 June – Friday 10 June 2011)
We open our doors to the public, 10 am to 6pm (and till 9pm Tue, Wed, Thu eves)
Come and see the jeweller’s workbench; see us at work, ask us about what it’s like to be a designer maker at Flux Studios.
See a range of innovative and exciting jewellery by the designers at Flux
See our jewellery-making classes in full swing; find out why our students like to come!
While you are here, check out Vanguard silversmiths Howard Fenn and Steve Wager, who will also be delighted to share their expertise and show you their work.
2/ Flux Studios at JewelEast:
Flux Studios presents six of its designers at this year’s Jeweleast:
Vicky Forrester is the owner and director of Flux Studios, has been working in the field of contemporary jewellery for 23 years. She crafts metal to create beautiful forms. Elegant design, technique and innovation go into each unique piece. For Vicky, jewellery is an art form; she sees jewellery as wearable sculpture, a means to explore relationships and form, to ask questions and present challenges, to soothe the senses or to awaken them..
Bev Holden is a studio jeweller working out of Flux studios in London. All her pieces are individually handmade using Silver or Gold, and she also likes to incorporate silicone or stones. This personal approach to materials ensure all of her pieces are unique. Bev’s jewellery empowers the people who wear it through its boldness and structure, yet at the same time it is always comfortable to wear. It portrays an immediate visual impression on the people who see it, stimulating a conversation point when you enter a room
Helena Bravo is half Norwegian and half Spanish, and she has lived in 8 different countries. She draws her subtle inspirations from cultures she has experienced. Her Scandinavian side craves a linear and clean style, but her Latin side seeks warm colours and texture. She feels that she is a spontaneous designer and this comes across in her designs; particularly in her experimentation with texture on metal, or carving and melting wax.
Rebecca Dockree is a London based jewellery designer. She is influenced by her experiences, relationships, and the thoughts and feelings surrounding these concepts. The jewellery combines sterling silver, copper and brass with etched designs and hand stamped text to display a narrative journey. Pieces are often created from a state of mind rather than planned construction. The images and words naturally carve themselves into the metals surface displaying raw emotional imagery.
Yuki Sasakura Assiter’s collections are inspired by her favourite events and places in her surroundings. The ‘Pond’ collection was inspired by her visit to Kyoto Garden in Holland Park. This is very different from other parts of Holland Park, but at the same time it is in harmony with its surroundings. The layout is of traditional Japanese gardening design – a big pond is surrounded by trees, stones and lawns. Fascinated to note the popularity of this garden with the public, Yuki explores these key elements of the Japanese aesthetic in her work, and the influences are evident in her delicate designs
Natascha Kotsopoulou’s work comprises brooches, necklaces and rings mainly made out of enamelled copper and silver. She likes using copper to form the basic structure which is then enamelled multiple times in a process of continuous experimentation, combining and fusing other materials into the glass, to create each time a unique and intriguing texture and colour. The interaction between metal, enamel and fire fascinates her as the materials themselves lose their identities and transform to something else, almost organic.