Dec 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
Nov 30, 2011
Author Carol Wooloton used her expertise as British Vogue’s Jewelry Editor to give an insight into the inspirations, working practices and design processes of over thirty key contemporary jewelers influencing the market today.
Alongside interviews with each designer the book is illustrated with extracts from their sketchbooks, confirming the importance of drawing to develop and execute ideas. Mood boards and photographs of latest collections also help to chart the story from inspiration through to the finished piece.
“For some time I’ve wanted to explore contemporary jewellery design, to chart their inspirations as well as their relationship with the art of drawing,” says Woolton. “Modern jewellery designers are more than artists because they create the first sketch then transform it into a three dimensional sculpted objet. So much is written about contemporary artists and their lives so I wanted to redress the balance a bit for jewellers. It’s the designer’s imagination and drawings that make the ultimate provenance for a piece of jewellery.”
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