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Raluca Grada

MA work

Ineffable conditions one cannot express in words, for they refer to aspects of existence too abstract to be adequately communicated. Ineffability can be described by what it is not, rather than by what it is.


Capturing glimpses of the ineffable in jewellery necessitates dematerialisation, allowing beauty and value to move away from the qualities and expressions given to the material, into a more abstract realm. The ephemeral appearance of this jewellery inspires the unsettling play of an undefinable possession.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2012

  • Ineffable conditions one cannot express in words, for they refer to aspects of existence too abstract to be adequately communicated. Ineffability can be described by what it is not, rather than by what it is.


    Capturing glimpses of the ineffable in jewellery necessitates dematerialisation, allowing beauty and value to move away from the qualities and expressions given to the material, into a more abstract realm. The ephemeral appearance of this jewellery inspires the unsettling play of an undefinable possession.


  • Degrees

  • Graduate Diploma AAIS, Spatial Performance and Design, Architectural Association School of Architecture, 2010; BA Hons, Psychology, University of the West of England, 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • Effe Kijke: Let’s Have a Look IV: Give and Take, Marzee Gallery, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2011; ITS 10, International Talent Support, Trieste, Italy, 2011; Seed to Scene, Covent Garden, London, 2010; The Projects Review Exhibition 2010, The Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, 2010
  • Awards

  • First prize, Jewellery, Swarovski Elements Jewellery Award, ITS 10, 2011