Zoe Arnold


Zoe Arnold’s individual award winning jewellery and artifacts have been shown in many prestigious exhibitions including those at Sotheby’s and the V&A. This year’s installation for COLLECT, ‘A Cautious Mind’ takes its inspiration from the artist’s emotions and is based on her poem ‘Emotional’.

Through the use of subtle colour and form, Arnold’s works question the thinker’s mind and the emotions found there, in a personal yet accessible way. A Memory Necklace, with its richly clustered pendants and hoarded possessions, is a modern take on the charm, while more sculptural pieces can be displayed on the wall when not being worn. Zoe Arnold’s works are always individual and unique, combining delicacy with a depth and complex richness which leads to a diverse and stimulating range of work. Precious metals, or collected curios are carved, pierced and worked into wearable artworks each one telling a different story. The variety of techniques and materials used only adds to the intensity of her collections.

Born  22/05/81

Qualifications
2001-2003 BA (Hons), Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. First.
1999-2000 Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Central Saint
 Martins.

Work Experience
2004 ‘Junior Modeller’ at Leavesden Studios, Prop Manufacturing, Harry
 Potter Four.
2003-2007 Assistant designer/maker to Barbara Christie, Jeweller.
2000 Assistant. Kirsten Burke, Contemporary Calligraphy.
1996 Work placement at J Walter Thompson, Advertising Agency.

Exhibitions
2009 COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London.
Jacqueline’s choice, Hampstead, London
2008 Myths and Legends, Contemporary Applied Arts, London. Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
COLLECT, V&A. London
2007 London Rocks, Sotheby’s. London.
Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths Hall. London
Rising Stars, Goldsmiths Hall. London
Jacqueline’s choice, Hampstead
2006 Design Collection, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Scotland.
Goldsmiths’ Fair, London.
2005 English Eccentrics, The Beetroot Tree, Derbyshire.
2004 Direction 2004, the Lethaby Gallery, London.
2003 ‘New Designers’ Business Design Centre. London
 ‘27 Degrees’ degree exhibition, Lethaby Gallery.   London.
2001 British Arts Medal Society, FIDEM Touring Exhibition, UK and Europe.
Direction 2001, the Lethaby Gallery, London.
2000 Foundation 2000 Exhibition. Central Saint Martins, London.

Awards
2007 Best New Merchandise, First prize, Goldsmith’s Fair.
2006 Best New Designs, second prize, Goldsmiths’ fair.
2002 Links of London, Quirky Silver Product to reflect the company’s British status, First Prize.
Scholarship Awards 2002, Queen’s Award, Highly Commended.
2001 British Arts Medal Society. Fifth prize.
1999 The young at Art Book Award. First prize.
1997-1999 Sir John Cass Arkwright Scholarship (Technology).

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