Cass metalsmiths unite to exhibit in Europe
A group of female artist-metalsmiths consisting of Cass staff and alumni have recently exhibited at the inaugural TRESOR Contemporary Craft, in Basel, Switzerland, with a view to promoting the best in UK contemporary craft in Europe.
The Award-winning and internationally acclaimed artists, who exhibited as a collective for the first time, were Juliette Bigley an alumna of MA by Project, Ane Christensen, an alumna of undergraduate Jewellery and Silversmithing, Rebecca de Quin, an alumna and lecturer in 3D Design, Simone ten Hompel, who is Reader in Silversmithing and Adi Toch, who is both an alumna of MA by Project and a lecturer on the course.
While their individual practices express diverse styles, techniques and experiences, working in a range of base and precious metals, they all inhabit the grey zone between art, craft and design.
Together with a curated collection of contemporary handmade objects, they presented a short film that tells the group’s story: five makers from diverse cultural backgrounds, of various nationalities and different generations, speaking with a singular voice using the language of metal.