Approved: 16.08.2006

Gill Forsbrook

Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

The main inspiration for my jewellery is the materials themselves. By playing and experimenting with materials I develop my designs. My love of colour and light and my interest in architecture, photography and geometrics also play a part. For some time now I have primarily worked with flexible polypropylene sheet, whilst continuing to explore the possibilities of polypropylene I am currently developing new

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Biography

The main inspiration for my jewellery is the materials themselves. By playing and experimenting with materials I develop my designs. My love of colour and light and my interest in architecture, photography and geometrics also play a part. For some time now I have primarily worked with flexible polypropylene sheet, whilst continuing to explore the possibilities of polypropylene I am currently developing new work which will use acrylic sheet alongside polypropylene, pigments and other materials.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions

2012 - Solo Exhibition, Gallery Si, Japan

Selected Group exhibitions

2017 - 20:20 Visions, touring to  -                                                                    

  • The National Center  for Craft & Design, Sleaford
  • Sheffield Institute of Arts
  • The Goldsmiths Centre , London 
  • Vittoria Street Gallery, BCU, Birmigham
  • The Crafts Study Centre, UCA, Farnham

2016 - Making a Winter's Tale, Contemporary Applied Arts , London

2016 - Chritsmas Kaleidescope, Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, Essex

2016 - The Secret Life of Ely Cathredral, Ely Cathrdral, Cambridgshire

2016 - New Member Showcase part II, Contemporary Applied Arts , London

2015 - Slight of Hand, Touring to -

  • The Brewhouse, Burton upon Trent.
  • The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • Plymouth College of Art     

2014 - Gallery Si at Hankyu Department Store, Kobe, Japan

2014 - Dazzle, Oxo Tower Wharf, London

2014 - Kobe Art Marche, Kobe, Japan

2014 - Summer Open Studio, Angela Mellor Gallery, Cambridgeshire

2014 - Icons, National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford

2013 - Bring Back The Dead, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh 

2013 - Stainless, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Sheffield

2010 - ACJ at Treasure, London Jewellery Week, London

2010 - Dazzle, The National Theatre, London

2009 - Jewellery Roadshow, Primavera, Cambridge

2008 - Enchanted, SDC gallery, london

2008 - Last Show, Jane Moore Gallery, Leamington Spa

2007 - Dazzle, National Theatre, london

2007 - Rarefind Summer, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

2006 - International Jewelry Design, Museum of Kyungsung University, Japan

2006 - MADE, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire

2006 - Metal Element - Beyond, Takumi Studio, Gifu, Japan

2005 - Chelsea Crafts Fair, Crafts Council, London 

2005 - Dazzle, National Theatre, London

2005 - Schmuck05, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich

2004 - Jewellery-Unlimited, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol

2004 - Looking: Over my shoulder, Lesley Craze Gallery, London

2003 - Jewellery Hard and Soft, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, USA

2002 - Feast of Colour, Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London

2000 - Paper, Plastics, Palladium and Pearls, Lesley Craze Gallery, London

Competitions, prizes and awards

2005 - Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, UK

2005 - Travel Grant, Association For Contemporary Jewellery, UK

Public Collections

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Museum of Design in Plastics, Poole, Dorset