artists register

Louise Richards


Flower Border Pendants

Flower Border Pendants

Enamel on sterling silver, with silver snake chains.

Introduction

I am a jeweller, designer and enameller.  I work in Sterling silver, gold and copper.  I incorporate semi precious beads in to the design.  I make and design all my pieces myself  and  I specicalise in enamelling.   I enjoy the play of colour and light that emamel gives to the piece of jewellery.   I also experiment with different surface effects and use such things as  piercing, reticulation and etching. I am a full member of the British Society of Enamellers and also a full member of the Society of Botanical artists. 

Statement

 

I work with enamel and precious metals. I use transparent enamels and love the clear jewel like qualities that they give to the jewellery. I incorporate different combinations of wires, foils and engraving on the piece to create movement and depth. Using colour and surface effects in my work has always inspired me.  I am particularly interested in geological forms and erosion and decay.

 

The designs that I use favour a contemporary look, especially for the more affordable pieces.  I get inspiration from many sources fashion, interior design and contemporary artists.

 

I treat my jewellery pieces as mini canvases and hope to inspire people that enamel work is not boring or old fashioned.

 

Most of my work is ‘one off’s’, and I relish commissions, the personal aspect of designing a piece for a particular person is very satisfying.

 Awards

  • Certificate of Merit (enamelling), Worshipful Company of Goldsmith’s, 2001.
  • Award for Encouragement the 20th International Cloisonné Contest, Japan, 2007.

 

I have been accepted as a full member of the British Society of Enamellers and The  Society of Botanical Artists 

Biography

Sept 2015BA Fine Art
January 2007Award for Encouragement the 20th International Cloisonne Contest, Japan.
June 2004Richmond College of Further Education Btec Dip Art Foundation
2002Sir John Cass C&G Enamelling
June 2001Certificate of Merit(enamelling, Worshipful Company of Goldsmith's
June 2001Short Course in Design for Enamelling
June 1999Sir John Cass, BTec Dip. Silversmithing and Jewellery

 

Exhibitions 

 

  • Thirteen, Midyear show, Hortensia Gallery,  2016
  • Kite Studios, Christmas Show, London, 2015
  • KFOS, Kensington, London 2015
  • Artisan Craft Show 2015, London 2015
  • Artists at Home, West London, 2015
  • Spring Show, West London, 2015
  • Kensington and Fulham Open Studios, Kensington 2014
  • Artists at Home Summer Exhibition, West London 2014
  • St Dunstan’s Art and Craft Fair 2014
  • Society of Botanical Artists, Central Hall, Westminster, 2013
  • Kite Studios Christmas Exhibition, London, 2013
  • KFOS Open Studios, Kensington, 2013
  • Ten Talents Christmas Exhibition 2013
  • Christmas Exhibition, POSK Art Gallery, London 2011.
  • ‘The Heat is on ‘ Exhibition, BSOE, Woodstock, Oxford, 2011
  • Artists At Home Summer Exhibition, London, 2011
  • Bedford Park Summer Exhibition, June 2011.
  • Seasons in the Garden Exhibition, Luton Hoo, 2011
  • Finland Exhibition, Touring, 2007/2008
  • ‘Out of the Fire’ Exhibition, BSOE, Woodstock, Oxford, 2007
  • ‘Nude’ exhibition, Cidae, Salou,  Spain, 2007
  • Society of Botanical Artists, Central Hall Westminster, 2007
  • The 20th International Cloisonné Jewellery Contest Japan, 2007
  • Kite Studios Christmas Exhibition, London, 2006
  • The Art of Enamel, Trackside Gallery, 2006
  • Brian Pollard Exhibition 2004
  • Final Year Exhibition, Richmond Adult Community College. 2004
  • Opening Exhibition Trackside Gallery 2003
  • Giraffe, France 2003
  • ‘Process’, Sutton College, 2002
  • End of year exhibition, Sir John Cass, 2001
  • ‘New Talent’, Studio Fusion, 2000
  • International Jewellery Exhibition, Earl’s Court, 2000