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Adele Brereton


Born London, UK 1979

Statement

Adele Brereton's work is based upon the traditional Silversmithing technique of Hand Raising, where a flat sheet of metal is hammered into a hollow form. Inspiration is drawn both from archaeological artefacts and interesting forms and textures found in nature. Using Silver and Gold, these hand raised elements are often combined with hand carved wood, creating one off pieces that are both organic and tactile.

Her work at the Museum of London Archives has indulged a fascination with historical objects and inspired her to unearth her own artefacts. Adele's new collection explores the use of found objects including pieces of glass and pottery. Explorations at the River Thames have translated into a curiosity for new materials, playing with the contrasts of the natural and man-made. A link is forged with her local industrial landscape, combining stainless steel with precious materials and washed up remnants of the past.

Exhibitions

2010

Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

2010

Dazzle, National Theatre, London

2010

Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2010

Collect, Cockpit Arts, Saatchi Gallery, London

2010

Coast to Coast, Palterman & Thomas, Swansea

2010

Rings, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds

2009

Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

2009

Dazzle, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

2009

Inspiration, Black Swan Arts, Frome

2009

Ring Theory, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2008

Origin, Somerset House, London

2008

Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, London

2007

Paper, Rock, Scissors, Magnifitat. Edinburgh

2006

Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2005

Create, Devon Guild of Craftsmen

2005

BraveArt, Atlantis Gallery, London

Awards

2010

Contemporary Craft Fair. Best Stand

2009

Crafts Council Development Award

2005

Goldsmiths' Company. Precious Metal Bursary

2005

Goldsmiths' Company. College Silver Grant

2004

Ortak Jewellery Design Competition. First Prize

2003

Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship and Design Awards. Silversmithing Design, Commended

2002

Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship and Design Awards. Silversmithing Design, Commended

Education & Training

2005—2006

Bishopsland Educational Trust. Postgraduate Training, Silversmithing and Jewellery.

2002—2005

Edinburgh College of Art. BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery.

1998—2001

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, BA (Hons) Music.

1997—1998

Camberwell College of Art, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

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Adele Brereton


Silversmith Jeweller