Zoe Arnold - Artist Jeweller

“I realise that beneath it all, I am a collector, drawn to collation and curation, a way of gaining quiet contemplation from the chaos. The innate desire to collect, to arrange in cabinets and draw the eye to detail. We trip the light fantastic, dance with our objects, fill our spaces with certain order, take joy from intense focus.

 

This is a challenging time. As I did in my childhood, I find solace and peace in retreating to the detail, the beauty of small things, the overlooked and disregarded. In doing this I hope to share with others, and draw the viewer into this fragile world. There is a power in quiet observation; detail can encompass the monumental and a moment represent eternity.”

If you are interested in purchasing or finding out more about any of the pieces shown on this site, please get in touch. Zoe would be happy to answer your questions or have a conversation about future commissions.

 

You can also follow her Instagram account for the most up to date developments, or join the mailing list below for information about upcoming exhibitions.

 

A note on commissions; please don’t hesitate about commissioning artists, we actively encourage it! If you haven’t done it before it can seem a daunting prospect but in reality it will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We can work to your budget and often it won’t cost as much as you would expect, so give it a go and give us your support, you will end up with something unique and personal to you…

Zoe Arnold studied jewellery design at Central Saint Martins in London, graduating with a first class Honours degree in 2013, and has gone on to establish herself as an independent artist jeweller. Her pieces are in many prestigious collections, including the Crafts Council and the V&A.

 

Known for their individuality and wit, her works are made with a varied use of materials and techniques, a love of fine craftsmanship and traditional hand skills, combined with storytelling and poetic imagery.

 

There are stories behind these pieces, should you choose to delve beneath the surface…

Education 

2001 - 2003

BA Hons. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Selected employment

2013 - present

2014 - 2016

2013 - present

Advanced and Contemporary Jewellery tutor, Morley College

Gold master class visiting tutor Bishopsland

Visiting tutor, West Dean College

 Selected Publications

2019

Rings of the 20th and 21st Centuries, the Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Thames and Hudson 2019

2017

2013

Bloomin' Jewels, Contemporary Applied Arts publication

Collect Contemporary Jewellery, by Joanna Hardy. Thames & Hudson

Selected Recent Exhibitions 

2020

COLLECT, Goldsmiths Company, Somerset House, London

2018

Le Genie des Images, La Joaillerie par Mazlo, Paris

2017

Triptique, Life, Love, Death, Parcours Bijoux, La Joaillerie par Mazlo, Paris

2017

Bloomin Jewels, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

2016

Goldsmiths Fair, London

2015

I Am Here, Crafts Council touring exhibition, RCA

2015

A Sense of Jewellery, Goldsmiths' Centre, London

2015

Objection, Schmuck, Munich.

2015

Cut Fold Press, Place Vendome, Paris

2014

COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London

2014

Goldsmiths Fair, London

2013

Masters of Modern Jewellery, Beetles and Huxley, London

Selected Collections

2020

Muriel Wilson’s Necklace, donated to the V&A by her family

2019

The Lady in the Moon, brooch. La Joaillerie par Mazlo, Paris

2013

Set of three earrings acquired by Crafts Council

2012

Destiny ring donated to the V&A London, by J and J Gestetner

2011

Rust Diamond earrings, acquired by The National Museums of Northern Ireland

2010

'Hope’ ring, acquired by Alice and Louis Koch Ring Collection

2008

‘Monocle’ brooch, acquired by CAA collection

 
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