Carpenters Workshop Jewellery presents Forged by Fire, a special showcase featuring works by 16 leading contemporary jewellery artists exhibiting collections exclusively to Carpenters Workshop Gallery, including Cindy Sherman x LIZWORKS, Castro NYC, Hermien Cassiers, Paris Kain and HUNROD by Michèle Lamy & Loree Rodkin.
Cindy Sherman x LIZWORKS limited edition Cameo series marries digital imaging with the ancient art of carving, which a third-generation Italian Master Carver applies. She invites us to consider the cameo as the original selfie, representing a meeting point between modern technology and traditional portraiture.
HUNROD Gold, by Michèle Lamy and Loree Rodkin, is an explosive mix between these two powerful creatives. Incorporating 18k white and yellow gold with ethically sourced diamonds, the artists embody the Chinese zodiac animal spirits in a ring form as an abstract explosion.
Castro NYC’s unapologetic, raw, and gothic creations each tell a distinct story; from the gleam of precious gemstones to the intricate handmade details of each piece, they draw inspiration from the tapestry of global cultures and the artist’s own personal experiences.
Paris Kain’s Dominion series, an alchemical exploration of material and mythology. Meteorites and Herkimer Crystals form the gravitational core of each ring, in a collection conceptually influenced by universal and divine power.
Hermien Cassiers creates geometrical gold links, craftily intertwined with each other. Her designs derive from precise mathematical formulas that result in a different chain with different flexibility each time, resulting in airy, subtle and poetic gold sculpture to wear.
The selection brings together practices, approaches, materials, and aesthetics, creating a deliberately eclectic body of work that is representative of the remarkable richness of today’s contemporary jewellery design.