Sunday, 4 December 2011

FRESH: Metalsmith in Print


The exhibition FRESH: Metalsmith in Print 2011, which features my brooch 'Marvellous Medicine' opens at The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, USA on Friday 9th December 2011. The show can be seen until 4th March 2012 and will feature a wide variety of events and activities.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Donning Oxford

'Oxford' Photo Tamsin Leighton-Boyce

Since September of this year I have been working on a collaborative curatorial project with jewellery artists Fliss Quick and Tamsin Leighton-Boyce. The result of which is 'Donning Oxford' a forthcoming show of contemporary jewellery artists at the O3 Gallery, Oxford. It will take place throughout June 2012.

The exhibition looks to explore and stretch the notions of how or what it is to 'don' Oxford. 

Contributing artists are all UK based and have been selected for their collectively broad approach to jewellery making and will undoubtedly reflect, interpret and respond to this theme in varied and surprising ways. 

We have set up a blog to share with you 'Donning Oxford' from initial inspirations through to completed works. Please have a look at the blog, where there is full list of all contributing artist. 

Monday, 31 October 2011


Natalie Smith
Neckpiece: 'Violet' 2011
45x 22x 6cm

Thursday, 27 October 2011

500 Rings

Ring: 'Rushing at Paradise' 2010

My rings 'Rushing to Paradise', 'Coral D' and 'Zero' have been chosen to feature in the forthcoming Larks Craft Publication '500 Rings'.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011


Natalie Smith
Neckpiece: 'Delta' 2011
55x 16x 8.5cm

Sunday, 18 September 2011


Natalie Smith
Neckpiece: 'Blink!' 2011
56x 16x 8.5cm

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Heart of Glass!

Natalie Smith
Brooch: 'Heart of Glass' 2011
13x 8.5x 4.5cm

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

New Work for 2011: Brooches part 2

Natalie Smith
Brooch: 'Frail & Bedazzled' 2011

Natalie Smith
Brooch: 'Lance' 2011
5.3x 5x 7cm

Natalie Smith
Brooch: 'Time to Fly' 2011
7x 11x 6cm
Natalie Smith
Brooch: 'Aurora' 2011
12x 9x 4cm

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Piece Progression

The exhibition 'Piece Progression' curated my Miriam Rowe is now available to be viewed online on Crafthaus. It will run until 18th September and features one of my neckpieces 'Kew'.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

New Work for 2011: Brooches part 1

Natalie Smith
Brooch: 'Bring the Light' 2011
11x 10.5x 4cm

Natalie Smith
Brooch: 'Coma' 2011
9.5x 7.3x 3cm

Natalie Smith
Brooch: 'Wish' 2011
11.5x 7x 4.5cm

Natalie Smith
Brooch: 'Glow' 2011
10.5x 6x 5.5cm

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

New Work for 2011: Rings

 Natalie Smith
Ring: 'Evening of the Birds' 2011
10.5x 7x 7.5cm
 Natalie Smith
Ring:'Plume' 2011
13.5x 5x 5.5cm

 Natalie Smith
Ring: 'Of the Sun' 2011
11.5x 6.5x 6.5cm

 Natalie Smith
Ring: 'Wake the Sea' 2011
11.5x 8x 7cm

Natalie Smith
Ring: 'Cage of Sand' 2011
7x 6x 8cm 

Thursday, 4 August 2011

BKV Prize 2011 Update

Brooch: 'Luminous Caverns' 2010

My work has gone through the final selection process of the BKV Prize 2011 and I am one of the twenty finalists that have been chosen by the jury. My work will be exhibited alongside all the other finalists at the Gallery of Applied Arts, Munich from 15th September - 1st October 2011. It will then be exhibited again at the Internationale Handwerksmesse Fair, IHM Munich, Special Exhibition »Handwerk & Design«  Germany from 14th-20th March 2012.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

FRESH: Metalsmith in Print 2011 Update

Brooch: 'Marvellous Medicine' 2010

FRESH: Metalsmith in Print 2011 which features one of my brooches, 'Marvellous Medicine' (see above) will be published and available to buy from 12th August 2011.

The work will then travel to the National Ornament Metal Museum in Memphis Tennessee, USA where they will be holding the exhibition of the work featured in magazine. It will be on show from 9th December 2011- 4th March 2012.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Burda Style

Thank you to Burda Style for featuring my work in the news section of their August 2011 issue.

Friday, 10 June 2011

BKV Prize 2011

I am happy to announce that my work has been selected for the next stage of the BKV Prize 2011. The jury met on 3rd June to select the shortlisted participants. 

The members of this year’s jury are:

Matthias Gangkofner, Painter and Sculptor

Prof. Dr. Alexander Glas, University of Passau, Art Education / Aesthetic Education

Dr. Rüdiger Joppien, former Head of the Modern Department, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

Reinhold Ludwig, Editor-in-chief, ART AUREA

Peter Schmitt, former Associate Director, Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, Member of the BKV Board of Directors

Norman Weber, Jewelry Maker 

 'Hoop' is one of the pieces that has been selected for the next stage of the BKV 2011 prize

Thursday, 9 June 2011

New Work: Starla

Natalie Smith
Neckpiece: 'Starla' 2010

Piece Progression

I am lucky to be a member of Crafthaus  and entered some work into one their online exhibition's.  The show called 'Piece Progression' will feature work from various art and craft mediums and is curated by Miriam Rowe. It's aim is to show the making process behind a specific piece of work from its beginning to its completion. The exhibition can be seen online from 18th August-18th September 2011.

I chose to show the making process behind one of my neckpieces 'Kew' and have included the images below.

Beginning stages of making.
Later stages of making

Finished piece 'Kew' Neckpiece: 2010 

Monday, 11 April 2011

FRESH: Metalsmith in Print 2011

Natalie Smith
Ring: High Rise, 2010

I am pleased to announce that I am one of thirty artists to have been chosen to have work shown in FRESH: Metalsmith in Print 2011. This is a publication by the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and will be available from August 2011.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Schmuck 2011

Installation shot of Natalie Smith's work 'Big Blue' (Neckpiece) & 'Zero' (Ring) at Schmuck 2011 in Munich.

Schmuck 2011 ends tomorrow (22nd March 2011) at the International Trade Fair in Munich. It will then travel on to Espace Solidor, Haut de Cagnes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France from 21st May- 28th August 2011.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Inhorgenta Europe 2011

I am really honored to have been chosen to exhibit two of my pieces on the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University (UK) stand at Inhorgenta Europe 2011. This is the international trade fair for Jewellery, watches, gemstones, design and technology. The show runs from 25th- 28th February 2011 in Munich, Germany. 
                                                                       'A Hat Full of Sky'
                                                                         Brooch: 2010
                          One of the pieces that will be on show at Inhorgenta Europe 2011

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Cologne Research Trip

In June 2010 I was awarded some money as part of the Louisa Ann Ryland Travel Scholarship (BIAD, UK), to continue my research and further develop my work. 

'Dropped Cone', Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen, Cologne  
My chosen destination was Cologne in Germany as once a year it hosts ISM: The Future of Sweets and ProSweets Cologne. They both took place from 28th January- 2nd February 2011. 

ISM is described as the worlds largest and most important  international sugar and sweet confectionery trade show and ProSweets Cologne showcases new ideas for sweet and sugar manufacture.
ISM: The Future of Sweets, new products pavilion.
My main aim was to see the variety of products that are globally being produced and any new technical developments. I found both of the shows extremely interesting and useful in helping to further develop my ideas and future work.