At the moment my jewellery is on display at two great venues.
Firstly my work is showcased at Unit 12 Gallery in Tixhall, Staffordshire in an exhibition entitled ‘Surface’ Pattern curated by Gallery co-director and paper artist Jennifer Collier. This exhibition celebrates beauty of material, the decorated surface, and presents some of the many and varied ways of creating surface pattern.
Artists include; Contemporary Hand Embroidery by Marna Lunt, Resin Jewellery by Carla Edwards, Beautiful smocked note books by Kate Bowles, Enamel, textural jewellery and scarves by myself Kathryn Partington Design, Colourful Enamel Jewellery by Miranda Sharpe, Textiles by Ruth Singer, Stunning ceramics by Lisa Slinn, Contemporary Jewellery by Morna Darling, Ceramic patchwork by Zoë Hillyard, Bold Ceramics by Silvia K Ceramics, Ceramics by Katharina Klug, and Gorgeous Wood turned bowls by Adam Cornish.
Beautifully displayed, there is a gorgeous mix of pieces and work demonstrating the vast potential and variety of how Surface Pattern can be used and applied, from jewellery, stationary, ceramics to textiles through stitch, print, mark-making, embossing, enamel, resin, glaze, colour and composition.
Resident artist studios and workshops are also situated on site with more temptations to delight the lovers of handmade.
Here you can find amazing work from Gallery Co Directors, Jennifer Collier (maker of beautiful, ornate, up-cycled decorative paper products such as cameras, shoes, typewriters to garments to chairs) and vibrant screen prints from Ian Perry of Print Garage. 1950’s inspired Screen Prints and line drawings by Ruth Allen Art, Mixed material jewellery by Rachel Butlin, wearable and conceptual art by Charlie Birtles, Printmaking and Textile art by Naomi Posner, Mixed Media Art by Fran Buxton, and knitted textile art by Hannah Watson.
There is also a programme of workshops delivered by resident artists and featured guests, if visitors want to learn new skills or be creative themselves.
‘Surface’ Pattern is on until 26th August, so there is still time to visit and buy lots of gorgeousness!
The other venue my work is currently housed in is the rather impressive and grand venue Lichfield Cathedral.
As part of Lichfield Festival my work compliments the theme of ‘Gold rush’ an exhibition also on display in the Cathedral. The festival is now in full swing with lots of arts and cultural events going on in the city, to see what’s on visit here.
My work will be on display until the 19th July, so there’s not much time left to see, for those interested it is also available to buy. Pieces on display are predominately gold and silver from a variety of ranges including enamel jewellery, silk scarves with complimentary scarf sliders, earrings, necklaces, from statement pieces to delicate everyday wear, rings and brooches for those who like to wear something a bit more unusual. Here is a sneak peek – but be sure to go in for a closer look as the display is better in real life!
Thank you for reading, and last but not least I’d love to know what you think.
Do you like the pieces on display?
You can also also visit my online shop – more pieces will be added soon!