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Published January 5th 2013
The best of contemporary jewellery
The Lesley Craze Gallery, located just off of Clerkenwell Road (or Farringdon Tube Station), features the latest in contemporary jewellery, metalwork, and silversmithing. The shop is a stream-lined white building, which appears sleek and modern in contrast with the other shops on the street. Inside the gallery, the intricate pieces of jewellery are juxtaposed with a dazzling white interior. The bright and simple lay-out accentuates the truly unique artistry on display, which is unlike anything else found in London's vast selection of galleries.
Photo by Lesley Craze Gallery
The gallery represents over 100 artists from across the world and aims to only display pieces that are cutting-edge, avant garde, or unique in design or substance. The items on display range from the usual jewellery materials, such as gold, silver, or precious stones, to more unusual items made of concrete, paper, textiles, plastic, and nylon.
Past exhibitions have included a unique look at contemporary style Christmas trees, drawings using liquid gold, Japanese artists, and the best of contemporary metalwork. The gallery will host an upcoming exhibition in 2013, Cloud Nylon, which will feature a selection of nylon microfilament works by the contemporary jeweller Nora Fok. The artist is famous for transforming delicate microfilament into wearable pieces through knitting, weaving, and knotting, so that the finished piece resembles an airy cloud. The exhibition will run from 7th February to 9th March 2013.
Apart from exhibitions, the gallery's evolving range of worldwide products is on display Tuesday to Saturday. Opening times are available on the website.