The Home of Heritage

Artisan Alchemy Gallery is the proud host of The Home of Heritage, Fine Jewellery Exhibition by Seeun Kim & Shivani Tyagi. 

7th April - 5th May 2022

The exhibition will run for 4 weeks and showcases over 50 beautifully hand crafted pieces, most of which are completely one of a kind. 

 

Shivani Tyagi

Instagram: @__shivani_tyagi__

'Born and brought up in India, I am Shivani Tyagi, an ambitious jeweller working with various materials. In 2018 I completed my under graduation at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, Bachelor of design, in Fashion & lifestyle accessories. The same year I entered RCA to pursue my MA in Jewellery & Metal. I am associated with reputed organizations like UN Women, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Lovisa. My work has been exhibited at Exhibit 320, India (2019), The RCA Dyson Gallery, London (2019), The Sunny Art Centre, London (2020), Hiroshige Gallery, Japan (2020) and The Gallery No Space, China (2020). '

Shivani takes inspiration from line and architecture and enjoys challenging stereotypes. Shivani views their jewellery not just as jewellery pieces but as objects of art which hold unique aesthetic. It is primary to 'bring about creative freshness in the jewellery around the world with my designs'.   

The collection on display at Artisan Alchemy are in celebration of the capable human mind which has time and time again created remarkable geniuses, architecture being one of them. 'This is my little effort to bring you a piece of celebration that reminds you of endless human capabilities'. These original earrings have been handcrafted with precision in sterling silver. They are feather light to wear and all one of a kind.

Seeun Kim

Instagram: @jewellery_studio_seeun

Website: www.jewellerystudio-seeun.com/

'I am a South Korean jeweller and metal craftsman.

I trained in Japanese traditional handicraft skills and precious metals as an advanced specialist in Japan. Furthermore, as an RCA student, I have learnt a lot about metal craft while attending college in England.

I believe that the human hand is a gift from human evolution. Even though today there are advanced technologies, including the CAD and 3D printing industry, handicraft products have a rareness and beauty compared to mass-produced manmade products. Moreover, there is an inexpressible complexity in the handicraft world that a machine cannot imitate. Thus, I have decided to develop my works more broadly by striking a balance between the tradition and the modern.

If someone asked me why I started learning jewellery and metal crafts, I would answer that jewellery and metal crafts are my vocation.' 

The wonderful brooches on display at Artisan Alchemy are made using wax casts and set with various precious metals and gemstones. Silver, stainless steel, mother of pearl and resin are just some of the materials found in this experimental work. 

 

The exhibition has been extended for a further 3 weeks from it's original end date. The work can now be seen at Artisan Alchemy until 5th May 2022... don't miss out!

Thank you for reading, we hope to see you soon!

As always, if you have any questions or would like to commission an extra special piece of jewellery or furniture, please do get in touch - email artisans@artisan-alchemy.co.uk or call 0121 233 1186.

With best wishes from Michele and the team at Artisan Alchemy 😊