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 jody marie gilby 

I graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art in 2012 with a BA{Hons) in Fine Art. Past projects include working as part of the professional artist collective - XAP ( Cross Arts Projects). XAP have worked together to produce numerous group shows in the last few years including their first major project together - 'The Psychotropic House' at Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects in Hackney in 2014 which was a privilege to be part of. In 2015 I became Artist in Residence at Tonbridge School in Kent, which culminated with a solo show 'Imprint' in the Tunnel Gallery showing a body of work made in response to my time spent in residence.

 

As an artist I am used to experimenting with varying mediums and exploring different avenues to continue creating. Diversifying into jewellery design and making using precious metals continues that exploration and is an exciting challenge for me not only within the design process but also in technical expertise. I want to continue to extend my own boundaries and find my own individual style which will be unique to me whilst maintaining the quality that is essential to all great design. 

 

Using Argentium silver which is closer to fine silver in content gives me the flexibility to experiment with organic shapes as the silver fuses to itself when heated to the correct temperature. Being able to work this way allows the work to evolve making each piece entirely unique. The essence of unpredictability and slight imperfection adds to the unique quality in each individual piece giving the wearer something no one else will have.

 

Adding accents with Gold Plated Vermeil compliments the beautiful pale colour of the silver along with texturing on the metal surface. Every piece is designed, formed, finished and packaged by myself from my little studio at home for that truly handmade touch.

All my work over the required weight for silver of 7.78g is hallmarked by Goldsmith's Assay Office in London as a sign of quality and authenticity.