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Maddie Harris’s début.

9th June 2010, Birmingham

Maddie Harris is delighted to be exhibiting her first collection at the Jewellery and Silversmithing Graduate Show, set in Birmingham’s historic School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street, 14 – 19 June, 2010.

This year’s graduate show promises an abundance of talent, ranging from traditional fine jewellery to conceptual installations. Maddie will be unveiling her graduate project to the public along with other graduating students of Birmingham’s School of Jewellery.

Maddie’s collection is a family of interactive sound objects, designed to play on our childish and inquisitive side. Frivolity, humour and colour are key to Maddie’s work. She says that ‘Life is serious enough so why not add a bit of silliness to one’s day!’ The objects have been beautifully hand-crafted using a variety of processes, including metal spinning and powder coating. Her joyful pieces are designed to be held and explored; blowing into them causes them to emit an unexpected and sometimes ‘silly’ sound.

Maddie will be graduating from the School of Jewellery with a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing.
The school of Jewellery was founded in 1890 and since then has gone on to develop into one of Europe’s leading schools of metal work. The School offers courses in Jewellery and Silversmithing, Horology (the study of watch making) and Gemmology (the study of precious and semi-precious stones). The School’s site in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is an excellent location for students to take advantage of the many facilities it offers.

The 2010 graduate exhibition is open to the public from the 14th -19th June. For further information please visit www.schoolofjewellery.co.uk.

For further press information please contact info@maddieharris.co.uk

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