Totem, Vicky Forrester, contemporary  jewellery, bespoke jewellery, jewelry. Original hand made jewellery experiences. Designed and made by hand. Each piece is hand crafted and exists as an original. These contemporary jewellery forms exist unique pieces as one a part of my exclusive one off bespoke jewellery collections. Made at Flux Studios  in South London. Vicky Forrester, contemporary  jewellery, bespoke jewellery, jewelry. Original hand made jewellery experiences. Designed and made by hand. Each piece is hand crafted and exists as an original. These contemporary jewellery forms exist unique pieces as one a part of my exclusive one off bespoke jewellery collections. Made at Flux Studios  in South London. About Collections Projects News Gallery Buy

BOOK.

My book, "Elemental Jewellery", went into its firts published edition in October 2012. Released in both the UK and the US, this book took a year to research and write, and it's great to see it finally in print!

The book includes twenty projects that aim to introduce new approaches to designing and making jewellery. I hope that in sharing my own experiences, processes, and conclusions, you can find parallels that will help you to engage with your own creative practice in new ways. Presented in three purposeful sections – Ideas, Materials, and Techniques – the book aims to take you on an expansive journey through various approaches to designing and making jewellery. Using Earth, Water, Air, and Fire as sources of inspiration, the step-by-step projects explore how these themes can provide potent undercurrents in conceptual, material, and technical investigation.

My intention throughout is to encourage a sense of play in the process. In my own experience, only through such extended periods of play – a combination of reflection, experimentation, and pushing the limits without concern for the preciousness of the outcome – can one begin to find a sense of fluidity with process and material. This kind of exploration leads to originality and personal authenticity in one’s creative expression.

You can get signed copies directly from me now.

Read the Association for Contemporary Jewellery official review of my book here

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Elemental Jewellery - a practical jewellery book by Vicky Forrester

EXHBITIONS.

Vicky Forrester regularly exhibits work in London as part of London Jewellery Week and events like Treasure. There is an interview in the Treasure website ; here is a snippet,

Describe your jewellery design in three words.

Powerful. Precious. Playful

Jewellery is magic! When worn it becomes a powerful entity that can instantly transform your mood and your energy levels. It's also a powerful communicator and so much can be expressed through (and read into) in the kind of jewellery you choose to wear.

For the rest of the interview. (http://www.treasureuk.com/exhibitors/exhibitor/vicky_forrester)

 

Exhibitions organised by Vicky Forrester at Flux Studios to showcase the works of Flux Studios jewellers and members.

Vicky Forrester. Contemporary bespoke jewellery. Original hand made jewellery experiences. Designed and made by hand. Each piece is hand crafted and exists as an original. These contemporary jewellery forms exist as one a part of my exclusive one off bespoke jewellery collections. Made at Flux Studios  in South London. Made at Flux Studios  in South London.

EVENTS. Organised by Vicky Forrester, the Flux ON events are about seeing see hot new talent on the rise, and seeing it first.

  • showcasing inspired contemporary jewellery collections

  • generating publicity, interest, support, sales and commissions for jewellers

  • engaging with the public through open studio exhibitions and demonstrations in jewellery making

  • involving the public in craft skills and creative exploration through a series of hands - on family workshops in jewellery making.

  • Unconventional models wore the collections and distributed info-cards about the jewellery, while between choreographed and doing short poses on podiums.

See video. (4 mins)

Flux On, a project created by Vicky Forrester for Flux Studios to showcase the works of Flux studios jewellers. Choreography by Sarah Warsop.

Vicky Forrester. Contemporary bespoke jewellery. Original hand made jewellery experiences. Designed and made by hand. Each piece is hand crafted and exists as an original. These contemporary jewellery forms exist as one a part of my exclusive one off bespoke jewellery collections. Made at Flux Studios  in South London. Made at Flux Studios  in South London.

FLUX STUDIOS . www.fluxstudios.org/

Flux Studios is a purpose built jewellery workshop studio space in South London and Vicky Forrester is the director. Flux Studios offers:-

- Classes and courses in jewellery making in London (more)

- A membership scheme offers daily access to one of the best equipped jewellery studios on London. (more)

- Flux studios organises open studios, exhibitions and specialist events. (more)

The membership scheme provides a stepping-stone for students and recent graduates in jewellery to enter the field at an affordable price, in a supported environment. The Studios provide an exciting creative environment for the wider community to learn how to make jewellery through a  range of daytime and evening classes.

See video. (1 min)

Vicky Forrester, founder and director of Flux Studios, a purpose built jewellery studio for members, and jewellery school for the public to learn traditional jewellery making skills with a contemporary flavour. All our jewellery courses are taught by experts in our field.

Vicky Forrester. Contemporary bespoke jewellery. Original hand made jewellery experiences. Designed and made by hand. Each piece is hand crafted and exists as an original. These contemporary jewellery forms exist as one a part of my exclusive one off bespoke jewellery collections. Made at Flux Studios  in South London. Made at Flux Studios  in South London.

TEACHING

I have a wide range of teaching experiences in a variety of contexts across the educational sectors, (nursery / primary / secondary / community / further education). These experiences have equipped me to work effectively with students having a broad range of skills, abilities and needs, with absolute respect for the individual regardless of age, race, sex, ability or religion.

"I am an ardent supporter of ‘life long learning’. Having myself gained so much from the generous provision of adult and community education in the 80’s I am conscious of the enormous benefit that this level of education provides. This provision seems elemental to me in the interest of promoting a healthy, respectful and balanced society. Beyond the immediate value of learning new skills (and the subsequent opportunity to enter full time study and employment), adult and community education also provides opportunities for personal growth that defy measure. "

More Information

Vicky Forrester is a qualified teacher, having gained a PGCE at Goldsmiths' College in 1994. Vicky has been teaching jewellery classes in a wide range of contexts since this time, and continues to share her knowledge and experiences of jewellery making at Flux, jewellery school and studio.

Vicky Forrester. Contemporary bespoke jewellery. Original hand made jewellery experiences. Designed and made by hand. Each piece is hand crafted and exists as an original. These contemporary jewellery forms exist as one a part of my exclusive one off bespoke jewellery collections. Made at Flux Studios  in South London. Made at Flux Studios  in South London.

BLOG AND NEWS

Jewellery news and exhibitions and shows.

Information about jewellery classes and jewellery courses in London. Plus ongoing research including stones, preciouss material, and wearable interactive jewellery. The picture on the right is from the exhibition show at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Visit.

Vicky Forrester takes Flux Studios to the Dulwich Picture Gallery to exhibit their jewellery at their Christmas Bazaar