Karola Torkos

Reminiscent of the 70s, childhood memories and kindergarten crafting, Fool's Gold is a collection of jewellery made of cascades of colours. Linked and combined in different ways the jewellery depicts a play with contrasts, shapes and lengths.
The shifting between intuitive randomness and considered construction makes this jewellery to something familiar yet something new and unknown.

Born  Erfurt, Germany 1975

 Royal College of Art London
Masters Degree (MA RCA)
1997-2002  ‘Burg Giebchenstein’ University of Art and Design Halle, Germany, Jewellery.  Diploma of Fine Arts
1996-1997  Apprenticeship as goldsmith
1994-1996  ‘Burg Giebichenstein’ University of Art and Design Halle, Germany, Textile Design Pre-Diploma

Selected exhibitions
 My Personal Industry, Galerie Schmuckfrage, Berlin/ Germany
Erste Schmuckkantine, travelling exhibition, Germany, Belgium
Earrings Gallore & Multiples, Heidi Lowe Gallery, USA
Contemporary Silver, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, USA
Multiplay, Friends of Charlotta, Zurich, Switzerland
Collect 2009, with Lesley Craze Gallery, London
INHORGENTA 2009 Munich, Germany
2008  Inhorgenta 2008 with London Jewellery Exports, Munich, Germany
Changeables, solo show, Silke & the Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Collect 2008 with Galerie Marzee, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
2007  Winterreise, Galerie Slavik, Vienna, Austria
Solo Show, Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands
Much depends on dinner, Topoware project, Milan Furniture fair 2007
Jewellery from the Royal College of Art, MCC Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Collect 2007 with Lesley Craze Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2006  International Graduation Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, the Netherlands*
Generation - The Summer Show Part One, Exhibition of Graduating Students, Royal College of Art, London, UK *
Since 1997 participation in national and international exhibitions

Awards/ Scholarships (selection)
  Crafts Council Development Award
2006  The Conran Foundation Award, Second Prize
Theo Fennell Award, Best Jewellery
The ESG Charitable Trust Award, Royal Mint Medal Competition, open section
2005/2006  DAAD German Academic Exchange Service, Scholarship for German Graduates




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