Vicki Ambery-Smith

Born1955, Leeds
Education
1975Fachhochschule Schwabisch-Gmund, Germany
1973-76Jewellery Design, Hornsey Art College (Middlesex Polytechnic)
1972-73Art Foundation, Oxford Polytechnic
Awards
2010Made Freeman of the City of London
1990British Council Travel Grant to Japan
1980British Council Grant for exhibition in Boston, Mass.
1979British Council Grant for exhibition in Hamburg
1977Crafts Council Setting up Grant
Recent exhibitions
2017Yorkshire Sculpture Park
COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London, with CAA
2016Modern Art, Oxford
Holbourne Museum, Bath
Woldstone Gallery, Woodstock
2015-2016Architecture in Miniature, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
2014Model: Making, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2013Collect, with Contemporary Applied Arts, Saatchi Gallery, London
2012Byart Art, Cambridge
2011Showcase, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2010The Honeybee and the Hive, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Bristol Architecture Centre
2009Silver with a Pinch of Salt, Goldsmith’s Hall, London
Creation II, Goldsmith’s Hall, London
2007Treasures of Today, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
The Ring Show, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2006Loot, Design Museum, New York
2005Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco
200420th Anniversary Exhibition, Lesley Craze, London
2003Architecture Centre, Bristol
Pipers & Kojen, New York
2000The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1999British jewellery, Soc of Arts & Crafts, Boston, Mass
1995Shining Through, Crafts Council, London
1994What is Jewellery?, Crafts Council, London
Architectural Gems, Design Yard, Dublin
199120th Anniversary Electrum Gallery, London
1988Gainsborough Bicentenary, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, Suffolk
1986Three Jewellers from Britain, Gallerie Atrium, Basel, Switzerland; Gallerie Farel, Aigle, Switzerland; Eve France, Houston, Texas
1980Two English Jewellers, Motenburger Schmuckschmiede, Hamburg, Germany
Loot, Goldsmith’s Hall, London
1979Gallerie Atrium, Basel, Switzerland
1978New Faces, British Craft Centre, London
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1977Oxford Gallery, Oxford
Commissions
Globe Theatre presentation piece for HRH Prince Philip
Robinson College, Cambridge presentation piece
Chase Manhattan Bank presentation piece
Emily’s List awards
Temple Bar commemorative pieces for Lord Mayor of London
Westway Development Trust condiment set
Prix Pictet presentation piece presented by Kofi Annan. Since its inception in 2008, ’09, ’10 & 2012, Model of 2 Temple Place
Public Collections
V&A Museum
Royal Scottish Museum
East Midlands Arts
Norwich Castle Museum
Houston University, Texas
Fine Arts Museum, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Craft
Los Angeles museum of Modern Art
Publications
2016Masterpieces of British Silver, V&A
Barbara Cartlidge & Electrum
Silber Hirsch & Wunder Prunk, V&A
2014New Rings by Nicolas Lastrada
2011Adorn by Amanda Mansel
2008‘Jewellery’ by David Watkins
2005New Directions in Jewellery, Black Dog Publishing
500 Rings, Lark books
2004500 Brooches, Lark books

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