"ALL SET" an exclusive jewellery showcase at the Goldsmiths' Centre
‘ALL SET’ is a collection of eight new London jewellery designers who have spent the past year working together at London’s prestigious Goldsmiths’ Centre. The promising new independent brands will be presenting their new collections to the press and public for the first time on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th October 2018.
Each of these exciting new designers have been handpicked by the Goldsmiths’ Centre and put through ‘Setting Out’, a year of intensive business, design and product development training. The aim being to transform creative talent into successful brands.
This year's cohort of eight talented designers showcasing their new collections are:
Rachel Balfour Jewellery
Rachel established her fine-jewellery brand with the belief that jewellery is much more than an accessory. She believes that the individual pieces we choose to wear have meaning and significance and are often an expression of love, loyalty and inner strength. Designed to last many lifetimes, her jewellery has a beautiful refined edge, as timeless as it is contemporary. Rachel’s latest collection is inspired by the art-work of Peter Max, an artist strongly associated with the counter culture and psychedelic movements of the 1960’s and 70’s.
SAM HAM is a new unisex fine jewellery brand that is all about invoking humour, power and self confidence in people whatever their gender. Starting its journey 12 months ago in Clerkenwell, the brand reappropriates traditional notions of masculinity and femininity in all of its pieces. This October, SAM HAM is launching its second collection in 2 parts. BALLZ expands the initial collection from last year to include cufflinks, bracelets, rings, pendants and necklaces. The pieces are all about standing your ground and having the stones to chase what you want. SHERIFF - a collection of necklaces, bracelets, rings, cufflinks and brooches that play on the motif of the classic ‘Sheriff Star‘, a symbol of authority but with comic re-appropriations.
Lukas Caspar Jewellery is a London based fine jewellery brand founded by 3rd generation jeweller Lukas Caspar David Grewenig. The brand develops new innovative technologies and marries them with traditional craftsmanship to create moments of surprise.
The first collection makes the viewer look for unexpected images mysteriously appearing on the pieces. Specifically designed stone cuts bring out unusual light reflections in rhodolites, tanzanites and sapphires. These pieces engage with the viewer’s curiosity and speak of the passion for the crafts and materials that went into making them.
The Leonid Dementiev brand is inspired by family heritage. Leonid’s great-grandfather was a talented blacksmith and silversmith in Don, the Southern region of Russia. A self-taught master artisan, he was famous for highest levels of craftsmanship and quality. Leonid shares the same passion and work ethic. After earning a design degree at Central Saint Martins he worked for several years developing his own unique style, studying the techniques of his ancestor and translating them into works of gold, pearls and gemstones. Leonid’s latest Fine Jewellery collection is handcrafted to honour tradition, and inspired by cultures he encountered travelling the world. The jewellery is made with options of personalisation to wear every day and conceals hidden details for the wearer to discover.
Roxanna Moznabi is a jewellery designer and goldsmith, making classically timeless pieces authentic to her Persian heritage. Having grown up in a western culture but having deep Persian roots, she connects the two worlds and creates exotic and contemporary designs. The new collection reflects the artistic and romantic cultural history of Persian designs, motifs and architecture, and was inspired by Roxanna’s first trip to her native land. She creates an elegance and charm using warm colours and fluid forms, to build precious treasures that will be passed down through generations.
Jessica Pass London creates bold statement pieces inspired by the natural world.” Her latest collection ‘Curios’ is centred around humanity’s natural curiosity. When presented with a hinged trinket we feel a compulsion to discover what lies within. The collection consists of intricate hinged pieces that contain the unexpected. The pieces take the form of insects that adorn all areas of the body, ranging from large cocktail rings to cuff-links and tie pins, all opening to reveal a hidden secret.
Creating these jewellery pieces is a complex process involving CAD and hand skills, combining the traditional and new methods of making.
Ellis Mhairi Cameron
Ellis Mhairi Cameron is a Scottish fine jeweller, whose work is inspired by her Scottish heritage. Created by hand in her London studio, Ellis uses traditional techniques and hand skills to give her pieces their signature rugged aesthetic; as if pulled from the earth. At the foundation of Ellis’ brand is a belief in the ‘beauty of imperfection’ with hand car ving as a dominant manufacturing technique supporting signature surfaces and settings in precious metals and gemstones.
Mocielli Fine Jewellery
Malgorzata Mozolewska is a designer and artist. After graduating from the Design Department of Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, she worked in Marcel Wanders Studio in Amsterdam designing for brands like Moooi, Allesi, Bisazza, M&S. When she moved to London, she immersed herself in the world of jewellery, by studying Gemmology at GEM A and gaining all the skills needed to be a jewellery designer. Malgorzata then created the jewellery brand Mocielli.
Falling in love with life lies at the core of Mocielli’s philosophy. Our lives are like our kingdoms and we are the rulers - Kings and Queens of every day, able to rule our lives towards happiness, joy and our secret dream. Mocielli jewellery is created to play a symbolic role in our lives and to offer continuous inspiration by creating meaningful objects that accompany us through life.
The ALL SET Jewellery Showcase is hosted at The Goldsmiths' Centre. Find out more