Arch. Louise Jenkins

Il curriculum di Louise Jenkins:

Current Position
Manager / designer. Agente della Smith Jewellery.
Since taking time out with the birth of my daughter I have chosen to split my work between private commissions and working as manager /designer in silver jewellery.
2005 - 2008: Self Employed / Nesta business development.
2003 - 2005: Designer in Residence. Ceramics Department Bath Spa University College
2000 - 2002: MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking (Distinction) University of the West of England. Bristol.
1995 - 1998: BA First Class Hons. Ceramics. UWE. Bristol
1994 - 1995: Art Foundation (Distinction). Morley College, London.

2005: Istanbul Design Week. British Council. Turkey
2005: Dundee Contemporary Arts. Dundee.
2005: Bristol Pack. Creative Bristol. Centre Space. Bristol
2005: Grace Barrand Design Centre. Artist Spotlight
2005: Axis Gallery. Tokyo. Crafts Council. Japan
2004: ‘Feast Your Eyes’ Crafts Council Gallery Shop. Londra
2004: Chelsea Crafts Fair. Nextmove stand. Londra
2004: Tokyo Design Week. British Council. Japan
2004: New Designers Crafts Council. One Year On. Business Design Centre
2004: Pulse. New Designers stand. Earls Court.
2003: Future Forms 100% Design. Crafts Council stand. Londra
2003: South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts. Open Exhibition Exeter Phoenix
2002: SIX Group exhibition. Centre Space. Bristol.
2002: Multidisciplinary Print exhibition. The Create Centre, Bristol.
2002: Here Here / There There Artist Postcard Exhibition. University of Dundee and Faculty of Art Media Design, Bristol
2001: 16th Annual Miniature Print Exhibition, Bristol.
1998: Smash and Grab. V&A Museum Londra

Awards / Grants / Achievements
2007: Grand Designs Awards. Finalist Best cookware and Tableware product
2004/5: NESTA Creative Pioneer Programme.
2004/5: Japan Outward Mission. Crafts Council
2004: British Interior Design Awards / idFX Winner Surface Innovation
2004: New Designers One Year On Award. Winner – Crafts Council / Briffa
2003: Next Move Award Concilio delle Arti / Crafts Council / Nesta
2003: 100% Design, Crafts Council stand. Future Forms
2001: AHRB Award. Print research
1998: Premio Clifford Moss for technical achievement(Ceramics)

Guest Speaker
2004: Architecture Week. Ceramics and the Built Environment Conference. London
2004: Crafts Council Professional Development Forum: Nottingham

Notable Commissions
2004: Wedding Service. Ruling family of Abu Dhabi. (Flatware)
2004: Changing Rooms ITV . (Flock Bricks) Moroccan room
2004: Pinewood studios. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (Flock Bricks)

Casablanca flatware was developed from a range of cutlery first shown at New Designers London, winning the New Designers One Year On Award, and attracting national and international interest. Coming from a home crammed with antiques and curios, this range was inspired by the elegant ornamentation and beautiful craftsmanship found in Victorian and Edwardian silver ware. During this time cutlery became likened to jewellery adorning the table, and were seen as possessions of beauty, bringing delight to both the eye and hand. In designing this flatware my aim was continue this tradition, transforming what is now considered an everyday item, into objects of functional beauty. The original range was commissioned as a handcrafted wedding service for the ruling family of Abu Dhabi and was chosen as a finalist in the Best Cookware and Tableware product by Grand Designs.