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Elizabeth Manders

MA work


At a time when our experiences are often presented as a fixed series of figures, my work centres on the more unpredictable and intangible qualities that make us human. By embracing chance and uncertainty as integral to the creation of material, I have both instigated and surrendered varying levels of control to create a body of work that focuses attention on process, authourship and relinquished aesthetic.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Jewellery & Metal, 2017

  • My practice as a maker, designer and researcher begins with the body, in its physical, personal and social spheres. By positioning myself within the broad and flexible medium of jewellery I seek to critically explore ideas both conceptually and materially

     My current work embraces the concept of chance as a key component to the creation of material. In doing so I have openly questioned both my role as a maker, and the function of jewellery as a medium to represent and respond to the body; particularly in reaction to the increasingly reductive proliferation of personal data.

  • Degrees

  • BA Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 2013.; Foundation Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2010.
  • Experience

  • Worked amongst a small team in the sale of precious gemstones, London 2014-2015.; Worked for professional jewellers within a contemporary context, London, 2013-2014.; Short term freelance designer for Soha Sardinia in collaboration with CSM Design Lab, 2012.
  • Exhibitions

  • Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, 2013.; The Barbican Arts Centre, work exhibited and sold in museum shop as part of the 'Bauhaus: Art as Life' exhibition, 2012.; Victoria & Albert Museum, Sackler Centre, work made and exhibited in response to 'Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-90' exhibition, 2011.
  • Awards

  • Winner of The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers Alias Wire Workers Award, 2013.; Winner of The Brian Wood Memorial Medal, 2013.