Vicki Ambery-Smith, Catherine Mannheim and Sarah Pulvertaft bring their unique and diverse approaches. The continued exploration and refining of their craft mark these contemporary goldsmiths as visionaries.
Vicki Ambery-Smith moved to Oxford aged 5. After her studies in Art and Jewellery Design she started her own workshop in the late 1970s and held her first exhibition in 1977 at Oxford Gallery, Oxford. Now, 40 years on, Woldstone is showing her work as a testimony to her enduring talent and art which draws on her detailed observation of architecture. Among Vicki’s body of work is a group of pieces based on iconic Oxford landmarks where manipulation of scale and trompe d’oeil are perfectly exemplified in her Radcliffe Brooch and the Sheldonian Theatre Box.
Alongside Vicki Ambery-Smith, REFINED showcases Catherine Mannheim and Sarah Pulvertaft.
Arriving in London from South Africa, Catherine Mannheim has been at the forefront of contemporary British jewellery also since the 1970s. Using traditional techniques, Catherine makes elegantly rich pieces using warm golds and hand-picked gemstones and precious beads.
Sarah Pulvertaft trained in the UK and Australia and after a decade in London, moved her workshop to the Cotswolds. Sarah’s work is refreshing and bold. She uses a mix of precious metals and gemstones in pieces which echo her love of movement and form.