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North East gallery reveals new jewellery collection

A jewellery collection inspired by pattern, repetition and movement takes will be unveiled at a Newcastle gallery this autumn.

The Biscuit Factory – the UK’s largest independent art, craft and design gallery – is launching ‘Rhythm’, a new jewellery collection debuting on 6 September that spotlights the “art of rhythm” in jewellery making processes as well as the finished pieces.

From rhythmically hammered facets and a repetition of shapes, forms and lines to dynamic patterns – the collection comprises a variety of “fashionable” pieces in a range of materials, textures and colour palettes.

Highlights include minimal, sculptural forms by award-winning maker Heather Woof; Computer Aided Design (CAD) faceted works created using 3D printing by Edinburgh-based Kathryn Hinton; and finely enamelled linear pieces by Karolina Baines, inspired by clothing pleats, Venetian architecture and basketry.

Jewellery curator, Maike Browning said: “As a jeweller myself, I understand that there is a huge amount of repetition within the craft of jewellery making and silversmithing. The rhythm of a hammer and beating metal repeatedly to shape, form and facet, as well as the careful decisions jewellers make around piecing together multiple elements, can give jewellery a perfect rhythm.

“The makers I have selected this season use their skills to make beautiful, wearable, unique pieces in silver, gold, vitreous enamel, brass, beads and even precious stones.”

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