Jacqueline Mina

In my work I aim to achieve an aesthetic result that obscures the technical rigours of its production.

I am preoccupied mainly with the surfaces of precious metals (which I always affect in some way before construction begins) and with form - juxtaposing the play of light, reflection, lustre with characteristic angle, curve and line - inspired by an abstraction of nature and art, and particularly of the human form.

I am intrigued, too, by the potential for dialogue between inner and outer planes, with random patterns imprisoned within strictly delineated edges and the visual tension created by the contrast and harmony of all these factors.

Born  Buckinghamshire, England 1942

 Royal College of Art Jewellery
1957-62  Hornsey College of Art & Crafts Silversmithing

  Jerwood Prize for Applied Art, Jewellery, 2000

 Tea with Mina – Cox and Power
Collect – Saatchi Gallery London
2007-08  Collect – V&A Museum London
Diamonds - Contemporary Applied Arts London
2006  Collect – V&A Museum London
The Gold Mark – Thomas Goode London.
2005  Orgold – The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh & the Gallery Ruthin Wales.
L’Or, Bijoux d’Europe – Haut de Cagnes, Pezenas & Touring France.
2000-05 Treasures of the 20th Century, Goldsmiths’ Company                     
touring exhibition
2003  Contemporary Decorative Arts, Sotheby’s, London
2004-07  Collect, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2004-05  orgold, Flow Gallery, London; the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; The Gallery, Ruthin
2002  European Contemporary Jewellery Triennale, Chateau de Seneffe, Belgium

The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London;
Victoria & Albert Museum, London;
Crafts Council, London;
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh;
Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design, New York;
Cleveland Contemporary Jewellery Collection, Middleburgh Institute of Modern Art.





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