Some Times: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Jewellery

Some Times is an exhibition by nine contemporary jewellery designers from three international universities - the Royal College of Art, Munich Academy and Hiko Mizuno College, Tokyo.

Some Times shows the vastly differing approaches to jewellery from a contemporary group of young, international designer-makers. Participants are selected for making work that shows conceptual ideas or technical skill that seek to encourage future generations of makers to further push the boundaries of jewellery design.  This is the second year graduates from the RCA’s Goldsmithing, Silversmithing Metalwork & Jewellery MA have been asked to participate as part of the Three Schools Project.

 The Three Schools Project explores the work of makers that in a rapidly changing environment, revel in a multi disciplinary practice; working sometimes as artists, sometimes designers but always as jewellers. Participants are selected for making work that shows conceptual ideas or technical skill that seek to encourage future generations of makers to push the boundaries of jewellery design. The exhibition will feature the work of Évelie Mouila, David Roux-Fouillet, Silvia Weidenbach from the RCA; Nicole Beck, Martin Papcun, and Despo Sophocleous from Munich Academy; Saika Matsuda, Akihiro Nagata and Rei Yamada from Hiko Mizuno Tokyo.

RCA graduates include Jerwood Prize winner Silvia Weidenbach, a leading exponent of "digital craft", combining new technologies with traditional artisan craft skills.  David Roux-Fouillet explores the delicate dynamics between rarely connected materials – such as using a rifle to set diamond rings and Évelie Mouila's exploration of the connection between jewellery and the body has led her to work with fashion designerJean-Paul Gaultier. 

The Project was founded in 1993 by world-renowned jewellery designers, Professor Otto Künzli (Munich), President Takahiko Mizuno and Professor Kazuhiro Itho (Hiko Mizuno) and Professor Joke Brakman (Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam).  The project aims to take the lead in shaping the field of contemporary jewellery design. This is the first time the project has been exhibited at the RCA in London and will visit Tokyo in September 2014.