In 2009 the Craft Gallery underwent a facelift which increased our available space and included specially commissioned shop and jewellery counters that were funded by an award from the Arts Council. Lincolnshire-based furniture designer Tim Rinaldi has made two beautiful, complementary designs in solid ash, black oak and zebrano veneer. The addition of a bespoke jewellery counter has enabled us to greatly expand the range and number of jewellery makers represented and the new space created by the relocation of the shop counter has been filled with an extended collection of print browsers showing original paintings, photographs and a wide selection of contemporary printmaking.
For further information on Tim Rinaldi please visit www.rinaldifurniture.co.uk
This month’s featured jeweller is Jennifer Ashby
Simple, but bold, Jennifer’s jewellery consists of geometric shapes combined with soft finishes and surfaces textures. Her pieces which feel personal and intimate often use hollow forms to give a surprising lightness to larger pieces and also allow the potential for the pieces to be used as containers, to hold keepsakes or produce noises when moved.
She enjoys repetition in making and so her work often features multiple units of varying size or texture to create a contrast while remaining cohesive.
Predominantly working with silver Jennifer, who is a Ropewalk studio artist, often compliments this with handmade cotton linter paper elements and woven paper yarn chains to enhance the organic feel of the jewellery.