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Michael Carberry

My aim is to create work that reflects the process of its construction, allowing the surface qualities produced to trace their own development. Hammer and file marks are not removed, so creating a visual reference to illustrate the techniques and physical properties of my work. This intuitive approach to manipulate metal helps to capture a feeling of spontaneity and freshness contained within the resulting artefacts. The pieces look as if they have grown from the metal; they are hammered and forged into strong bold sculptural forms that capture the force and energy involved in the process of making them.


Education and Qualifications
2002 – 2003 Institute of Education P.G.C.E. Art and Design (part–time)
1994 – 1996 Royal College of Art M.A. Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery
1989 – 1993 London Guildhall University B.A. (Hons.) Jewellery, Silversmithing, and Allied Crafts: 1st Class
1987 – 1989 Blackburn College of Art and Design Foundation Art course: Distinction

2007 Muir Trust Jeweller in Residence Buckinghamshire County Museum
2001 Selected Makers List: Crafts Council
2001 Nominated for the Arts Foundation Award
1999 Member of Contemporary Applied Arts
1998 Crafts Council: Setting up grant

Exhibitions include
2009 The Big Ring Thing - Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery - Salt Mill
2008 Origin Somerset House
2007 Residency Exhibition - Buckinghamshire County Museum
2005 New Jewellers - Blackwell Arts and Crafts Gallery - Windermere, Cumbria
2004 200 Rings Velvet da Vinci - San Francisco
2004 Chelsea Crafts Fair - Chelsea Town Hall
2004 Bristol City Museum - Unlimited
2003 Studio Marijke, Padua - Contemporary Jewellery
2003 Crafts Council at the V& A - Exhibition about Rings
2002 Electrum Gallery, London - Metal and Method
2001 Crafts Council Shop at the V&A
2001 Contemporary Applied Arts, London - New Member
2000 Chelsea Crafts Fair, London
2000 Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge - Mixed Show with Breon O` Casey, Jim Partridge
1999 Chelsea Crafts Fair, London
1999 Gallery D`Or, Oldenberg, Germany - Cotemporary British Jewellery
1999 Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany - British Jewellery
1998 The Ruthin Crafts Centre, Clwyd - National Resources (touring exhibition with catalogue)
1996 Gallery Marzee, Holland - Selected graduates from European Art Schools

Publications include:
Art Jewelery Today 2,Schiffer 2008
500 Bracelets. Lark Books, 2005
1000 Rings. Lark Books, 2004
Jewelry Design, The Artisan’s Reference. Liz Olver, 2000