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Description - Sustainable Jewellery by Julia Manheim

Sustainability is foremost in the minds of many designer-makers at the moment; there has been a surge of environmentally-sustainable developments in the collections shown recently at Origin, New Designers in Islington, Pulse and Collect. Jewellers are very aware of sustainability issues, as such a large proportion of their traditional materials come from non-sustainable sources (precious stones and metals) and they have traditionally used acids, dyes, and other techniques not renowned for their eco-friendliness. This book will encourage makers to recycle and show how 'pre-loved' or traditionally throw-away materials can provide new inspiration. Includes stunning photos of the work of established and experimental jewellers from around the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780713683448
ISBN-10: 0713683449
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 13mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-May-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Julia Manheim

Julia Manheim originally trained as a jeweller, and became well-knownin the 1980s for her large-scale but light sculptural bodywear, madefrom materials such as painted newspaper and plastic. She is also asculptor and installation artist with a passion for sustainability andrecycled materials. She often uses discarded paper, glass, plastic, woodand metal to make her own work, and then reuses them again to createnew work. Julia is Senior Lecturer on the BA Jewellery Programme atMiddlesex University, where her students are encouraged to explore theconcept of jewellery broadly, using materials appropriate to the ideathey want to express rather than purely for the sake of convention.

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