Angela Cork

My aim is to create visually challenging pieces which retain their functionality. I am concerned with the balance of the object and also the space around and within it. My range of vases employ very simple, clean designs that juxtapose and yet enhance the organic nature of the flowers being displayed which although sit gracefully within the vase, are rigidly controlled as to their position, size and quantity.

I also like to challenge our traditional expectation for these objects to sit motionless and inert on a flat surface by introducing movement to the pieces, whether they rock, hang or float on water.

MA, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, Royal College of Art, London
1998-00  Bishopsland Workshop Residency for Jewellers and Silversmiths, South Oxfordshire
1996-98  BA Hons (First Class), Silversmithing and Jewellery, Glasgow School, of Art
1994-96  HND 3D Design, Northbrook College of Art & Design, Worthing

Equipment Grant, City Fringe Partnership
2004  Development Award, Crafts Council, London, 2004
2002  P & O Makower Trust, Precious Metals Loan Scheme,
2000-02  South Square Trust, Grant Awarded
1998  Richard Hubbard Arroll Memorial Prize, Glasgow School, of Art
1998 Commended, Junior Silversmith section, Crafts & Design
Awards, The Goldsmiths Company
1997  Carol Harper Memorial Prize, Glasgow School, of Art,

Selected Past Exhibitions
 Goldsmiths' Fair, London
2013  Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, with Bishopsland
John Higgins Contemporary Silver, Chelsea Arts Fair Craft Central Gets Hitched, London
Jacqueline’s Choice, Hampstead, London
2012  Bishopsland Retrospective
John Higgins Contemporary Silver, Lindfield, West Sussex, and Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
Contemporary British Silversmiths, ‘Made in Britain’, V&A London
Made in Scotland, Fleming Collection, Mayfair
Silver by Women, NMWA, West Bank Gallery
2011  Cosmima, London
Bishopsland Retrospective, Nr Reading
Silver from Glasgow, curated by Amanda Game for Lyon & Turnbull
Collect, with Lesley Craze and Bishopsland
British Silver week with John Higgins Contemporary Silver, Bath
Silverstruck (new work in silver), Ruthin Craft Centre, and showing at the National Museum of Wales
Jacqueline’s Choice, London
2010-11  Origin, Spitalfields Market, London
2010 Treasures from the 21st Century- Silver from Goldsmiths’ Hall 1999-2009, Ruthin Craft Centre  
Contemporary Silver making from Bishopsland, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
2009  Cosmima, Clerkenwell
Lesley Craze 25th Anniversary Exhibition
Origin, Somerset House
Silver & Glass exhibition, Martins Gallery, Cheltenham Bishopsland at Jam Gallery, Windsor
Collect at the Saatchi Gallery, with Lesley Craze
Connections with objects, Joint exhibition with Grant McCaig, LOD, Stockholm, Sweden
Treasures of Today, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
2008  Simply Silver, Leeds City Art Gallery
Fresh Forms, Lesley Craze Gallery
2004-08  Collect at the V & A, with the Bishopsland Trust
2007  Treasures of Today, touring exhibition, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Birmingham City Museum
Showcase, V & A, London

Permanent Collections
Frame Vase, The Goldsmiths Company, The Modern Collection, London, July 2007
Shift Vase, P & O Makower Trust, National Museum of Wales, 2007
2 Slim Vases, The Goldsmiths Company, The Modern Collection, London, June 2006
Raised Rocking Bowl & Five Piece Cutlery Set, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 2000
Brass, Copper and White Metal Tray, The Friends of Glasgow School, of Art, 1998

Notable Commissions
  The John Downham Award for Excellence, Esomar
Vases for The Vineyard at Stockcross, Restaurant in Newbury
2008  Sir Joseph Larmor’s Plate, St John’s College Cambridge
2005  P&O Makower Trust, Silver Commission for the Crafts Council Collection
1999  Designed and Manufactured 15 Pharmaceutical Awards for the Financial Times
1997  Designed and Fabricated The Sir Herbert Read Award, INSEA




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