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Alexandra Full CV

Alexandra has worked for over 40 years perfecting her cloisonné enamelled plique-a-jour techniques and has exhibited widely in Great Britain as well as and, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Japan, Lithuania, Spain, Russia and the USA.

Awards:

  • 2016 - Goldsmiths’ Craft Council, London - Enamelling - Commended (“Fortune Teller’s” Cup)
  • 2002 - Goldsmiths’ Craft Council, London - Enamelling - Commended (“Pond Insects” plique-a-jour bowl)
  • 1997 - Goldsmiths’ Craft Council, London - Enamelling - Commended (“Bee and Honeycomb”plique-a-jour bowl)
  • 1991 - Palm Beach Enamel Guild, USA - 1st Prize for plique-a-jour - (“Yin and Yang” goblets)
  • 1990 - Goldsmiths’ Craft Council, London - Enamelling - Commended (“Yin and Yang” plique-a-jour goblets)
  • 1988 - Goldsmiths’ Craft Council, London - Enamelling - Commended (“Ribbon” plique-a-jour vase)
  • 1986 - Goldsmiths’ Craft Council, London - Enamelling - 2nd prize (“Frog and Tadpoles” plique-a-jour bowl)
  • 1977 - National Craft Competition, Ireland - Jewellery - Highly Commended
  • 1976 - National Craft Competition, Ireland - Jewellery - 1st Prize (‘Moon” necklace)
  • 1975 - National Craft Competition, Ireland - Jewellery - 2nd Prize
  • 1974 - National Craft Competition, Ireland - Jewellery - 3rd Prize
  • 1973 - National Craft Competition, Ireland - Jewellery - 3rd Prize

Public Collections:

  • 2014 - Musee Municipal de l’Evêché, Limoges, France (Gold insect earrings)
  • 2004 - Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ London (“Galaxy” plique-a-jour bowl)
  • 1993 - Museum for Decorative Applied and Folk Art, Moscow, Russia (plique-a-jour bowl)
  • 1991 - Musee Municipal de l’Evêché, Limoges, France (plique-a-jour bowl)
  • 1991 - Museum for Decorative Applied and Folk Art, Moscow, Russia (necklace)
  • 1988 - Musee Municipal de l’Evêché, Limoges, France (plique-a-jour bowl)
  • 1986 - Musee de L’Horlogerie, Geneva, Switzerland (“Frog and Tadpoles” plique-a-jour bowl)
  • 1984 - Musee Municipal de l’Evêché, Limoges, France (moon necklace)

Jury:

  • 1992 Biennale International de L’Email, Limoges, France

Television:

  • 1999 - Collector’s Lot - Channel 4 - “Best Craftsman” Award Show for the making of “Frog and Tadpoles” plique-a-jour bowl
  • 1998 - Collector’s Lot - Channel 4 - “making a plique-a-jour bowl”

Publications:

  • 2013 - “Metalsmithing for Jewellery Makers” by Jinks McGrath
  • 2006 - “Enamelling” by Ruth Ball
  • 2002 - “Enamelling on Precious Metals” by Jeanne Werge-Hartley
  • 1998 - “New Craft Enamelling” published by Anness
  • 1994 - “Jewellery & Accessories” by Juliet Bawden
  • 1992 “Jewellery” by Janet Fitch

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