Sunday, 18 November 2012

Natalie Smith Website

I have recently set up my own website .

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Sieraad 2012- UK Collect_ive

Thank you to everyone that came and visited us (UK Collect_ive) on our stand at Sieraad 2012.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Collect_ive Art Jewellers- Sieraad 2012

I am one of eight jewellers that will be exhibiting together at Sieraad Art Fair in Amsterdam from 1st-4th November 2012. We can be found on stand 35.

Check out our blog that features interviews with the jewellers or follow us on twitter (@Collect_ive).

Friday, 5 October 2012

New Collection: From Dreams & Dust

'From Dreams & Dust' is a new collection that continues my work with sugar as a material. 

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Neckpiece 'Bella' 2012

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Brooch 'Bad Seeds' 2012

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Brooch 'When ?' 2012

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Brooch 'Pennies' 2012

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Brooch 'In Red' 2012

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Ring 'The Spider' 2012

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Brooch 'Crush' 2012

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Ring 'Feet of Clay' 2012

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Brooch 'Bubble' 2012 

The collection (apart from the neckpiece 'Bella') will be on show at the Bilston Gallery, as part of the exhibition Made to Make. The exhibition is on from 5th October- 1st December 2012.

Monday, 1 October 2012

David Clarke - 'Sweet Heart'

I have had pleasure of working with British silversmith David Clarke for the past 6 months. The collaboration has resulted in the beautiful piece 'Sweet Heart' (Sterling Silver and sugar) 2012.

All photographs are courtesy of David Clarke

Thursday, 13 September 2012

'Made to Make' Bilston Gallery

The exhibition 'Made to Make at the Bilston Gallery , Wolverhampton, UK will feature a new collection of my work called 'From Dreams & Dust'. The show will be on 5th October- 1st December 2012. 

The exhibition will feature the work of 8 makers including Farrah Al-Dujaili, Katherine Richmond, Fliss Quick, and Lydia Feast.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sieraad 2012!

I will be exhibiting work at Sieraad 2012, as part of a group of jewellers called the 'UK Collect_ive'. The other jewellers in the group are Laura Bradshaw-Heap, Farrah Al-Dujaili, Melanie Codarin, Grace Page, Yu Ping, Katie Lees and Anna Wales

The fair is on from 1st-4th November at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. 

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Jewelbook 12/13

One of my pieces with feature in the forthcoming  'Jewelbook- International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13'. The book with be published by Stichting Kunstboek Publishers at the end of September 2012.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Donning Oxford: Pictures

'Donning Oxford' the exhibition has now finished. Here are a few images of my collection 'Census of Hallucination" in the show.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

'Donning Oxford': Meet the Makers!

I will be one of the jewellers present at the 'Meet the Makers' event as part of the 'Donning Oxford' exhibition on the 1st July 2012 at the O3 Gallery.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Census of Hallucination

'... Oxford, where the real and the unreal jostle in the streets; where North Parade is in the south and South Parade is in the north, where Paradise is lost under a pumping station; where the river mists have a solvent and vivifying effect on the stone of the ancient buildings, so that the gargoyles of Magdalen College climb down at night and fight with those from Wykeham, or fish under the bridges, or simply change their expressions overnight; Oxford where windows open into other worlds ...'

Oscar Baedecker, The Coasts of Bohemia 

'Census of Hallucination' is a collection that I have made in response to the exhibition 'Donning Oxford'. The aim of the show was to re-evaluate relationships with the city of Oxford (UK) and to explore and stretch the notions of how or what it is to 'don' Oxford. The show is on until 1st July 2012 at the O3 Gallery.

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Brooch ' We are one' 2012


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Neckpiece 'Dust' 2012


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Brooch 'Slice' 2012

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Neckpiece 'Neverwhere' 2012

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Brooch 'The Bridge........' 2012


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Brooch 'Wings?' 2012


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Brooch 'Tell me the truth!' 2012 

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Donning Oxford

Here is the official flyer for the 'Donning Oxford' exhibition that I have been co-curating with Fliss Quick and Tamsin Leighton Boyce. It showcases the work of twenty UK based studio jewellers.

I have created a new collection of work especially for the show, images of which I will publish very soon.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Schmuck 2012

I have just returned from Schmuck 2012, in Munich. During my time their I visited my work on the BKV Prize 2011 stand.The work was beautifully presented and I was extremely proud to be one of the finalists.


Friday, 9 March 2012

500 Rings: Update

The first book in Lark's redesigned 500 series, Showcase 500 Rings (which features three of my rings) by Marthe Le Van, curated by Bruce Metcalf, releases officially in May, and Amazon has posted an extensive 'Look Inside' preview. Take a look, and don't miss getting a first edition of this important and exciting release:

Thursday, 23 February 2012


I am one of the jewellers that will be exhibiting work at the Norton Museum of Art ( West Beach, Florida, USA) as part of the event 'Bijoux! A Contemporary Art Jewellery Sale'.  Its aim is to offer the public the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind contemporary art jewellery pieces directly from their creators. It will run from 29th February- 4th March 2012. 

I have 7 pieces of work in the show including 'Illumination' (see above) and 'Painting Shade' (see image below').


Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Sketchbook Project 2011

I took part in the Art House Co-op's 'Sketchbook Project 2011'. My book along with thousands of others have recently finished touring libraries in the USA. The theme I chose for my sketchbook was 'Science Project Gone Wrong!!'.

It has recently been digitalised and below you can see some of the pages. It is also available to be viewed at the Brooklyn Art Library New York.