Each November the creative folk at Yorkshire Artspace open their studio doors for curious visitors to come and have a nosy and do some Christmas shopping. This year's event will be moving online on Saturday 21st and to coincide with it, the collective of jewellers and silversmiths at Studio 10 are holding a silent auction – virtually!
Studio 10 is made up of seven jewellers and silversmiths who all passed through studio 10 at Yorkshire Artspace at some point in their career. They’ll each be donating a piece of jewellery or silverware to the auction, which will go live Friday 20th–Sunday 22nd November on their Instagram page.
Keep an eye on @studio10sheffield on Instagram for teasers of all the pieces in the week running up to the event. From Friday 20th you’ll be able to see everything that's available and place bids via direct message on Instagram or by email.
All the money raised will be put towards funding the collective's first group exhibition in 2021.
The Studio 10 collective and what they do:
Josephine Gomersall – inspired by British wild flowers, grasses, seedpods and weeds from the wayside, garden, field and woodland.
Daisy Lee Jewels – delicate jewellery inspired by nature, using silver with gold plate and oxidization to add colour and contrast to highlight the floral details.
Francisca Onumah – inspired by the Japanese theory of Wabi-Sabi, the acceptance of imperfections in the making process.
Helena Russell – working with materials including a combination of sterling silver and base metals such as copper and brass which go through a process of patination to create blue, green and purple colours on the surface of the metal.
Gonzo Jewellery/Abigail Asher – taking inspiration from an eclectic mix of British heritage and her industrial surroundings to create visually strong yet classic pieces with hand made alloys and recycled precious metals.
Holly Suzanna Clifford – vibrant, playful eco-resin art jewellery. Also runs the Contour Map Collection, a bespoke service in which she hand cuts contour maps in silver to create personalised jewellery and in copper to create wall art.
Georgia Rose – using chain to explore a wide range of scale, materials and form.