Sneak peek of some of the new work I'm about to post off to Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery for the upcoming show 'Out of the Blue' opening next month!
 
 
Reflex collection being shown as part of new graduates exhibition! Check it out if you are in the area! 
 
 
The girls with Theo Fennell after the Theo Fennell Awards prize giving at the RCA. 
My work is now on show at Theo Fennell's Fulham Road Store after winning Best in Jewellery Prize back in June. 

Here's a preview of the new cuff link design I've added to the Reflex collection for the show.  
 
 
Cutlery Design now on display at the Sackler Centre, V&A, London. 

'A Little Bit of Both' by Joanna Hemsley

....Apple pie or crème brûlée?
...Tiramisu or lemon meringue pie?
...Chocolate cake or strawberry cheesecake?

'A Little Bit of Both' celebrates indecisiveness.
Have both your cakes and eat them!

Whether you’re sharing desserts with a friend or
having them all to yourself you can eat two
different desserts at the same time without
spoiling the unique favours of each.

Don’t choose.

Just have 'A Little Bit of Both'
Quick preview of my spoon before it was sent off to William Welch.

A double sided spoon that allows you to eat two desserts at the same time! 
 
 
RCA Show 2012 opens to the public tomorrow, Wednesday 20th June.
 
 
 
 
http://www.amazon.com/Showcase-500-Rings-Directions-Jewelry/dp/1454702885

My first feature in a book! Check it out - page 270.
 
 
a mechanism: a device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force.

Believed to date back to the 4th millennium BC, the wheel and other mechanisms that followed it were developed as tools to enable humans to move objects from place to place.

Mechanisms require the application of gravity or an external force to activate them. This project explores how the motion of taking a ring out of its box can be translated into the unexpected.

For a movement to be unexpected activating it cannot be a conscious choice. A ring must be taken from its box in order to be worn and so lifting it is not a considered action but a necessary part of wearing the ring.

In the box the stone hangs below its setting. But by taking the incomplete ring from its box the wearer unknowingly creates a combination of gravity and vertical motion enough to raise the stone into the empty setting and complete the ring.

to animate:  to impart motion to / to give life to.

My work explores the potential mechanisms have to become animators of objects by imparting motion where it is not expected and injecting playfulness and life into conventionally static jewellery forms.

 
 
 
 
Pro 12 Rugby Trophy - Press Launch August 16th 2011!