Kelvin J Birk

Education
1996 - 97Master of Art, Silversmithing, Jewellery and Applied Arts, Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, London Guildhall University
1994 - 96Postgraduate Course and Extended Studies Programme in Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts, Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, London Guildhall University
1989 - 92Goldschmiedegesellenbrief, Staatliche Berufsfachschule für Glas und Schmuck, Neugablonz, Germany
Awards
2006/7Creative8 award and grant for solo exhibition. Clerkenwell Green Association, London
1999New Exhibitors Prize. Best first time exhibitor at Chelsea Crafts fair
1996The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, 2nd Prize
1995Guildhall/Jerwood Foundation Jewellery Prize, 2nd Prize
British Jewellery Association, 3rd Prize
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, 2nd Prize
Recent exhibitions
2017Bloomin' Jewels, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2015-16Taiwan International Crafts Competition, Touring Exhibition: Goldmuseum, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Creative Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan & National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, USA
201420-20, 20th anniversary exhibition, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
‘Processes’ Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales
2012flourishRing, Kath Libbert Gallery, Saltaire, Bradford
‘showcase – Kelvin J. Birk’ Bircham Gallery, Holt
ACJ ‘Diamond Jubilee’ Touring Exhibition: Birmingham, London, Glasgow & Edinburgh
2011‘5 Gold Rings’75 New Street Gallery, Salisbury
Dazzle Jewellery, National Theatre, London
2010-11‘Precious’ Exhibition: Harley Gallery, Wellbeck, Worksop, Oriel Wrecsam Gallery, Wrexham, Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Hove
2010Rings, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
Allgäuer Festwoche KunstausstellungArt Exhibition, Allgäuer Festwoche, Kempten, Germany
2009Design Gallery Window, Canary Wharf, London
2008‘now & then’ Kath Libbert Gallery, Saltair, Bradford
‘accord’ Solo Exhibition, Schädler-Keramik, Liechtenstein
Collect, with Cockpit Arts, the V & A, London.
2007Brilliantly Birmingham/Decadence, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham
Creative8, Solo Exhibition, Clerkenwell Green Association, London
2006Heirlooms 62 rings, ACJ exhibition, St. Botoloph’s Church, London
2004jewellery unlimited, Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol
New York Gift Fair, New York, USA
2003Craft show’ Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
London Art Well, The Prince’s Trust, London
2002Hardcore Concrete exhibition, RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects, London
Contemporary Decorative Art, Sotheby's, London
2001‘Nomade’ Oslo, Norway
‘Eins’ ,Jürgen Prüll, Weiden, Germany
‘Home sweet home’ Tactus Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
‘Dialogue’ London Guildhall University, London
‘Men’s Room’ White Gallery, Brighton, Sussex
Publications
2012The guide to Gemstone Settings by Anastasia Young
Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers by Elizabeth Bone
2011Mounting and Setting Stones by Sonia Cheadle
2010The workbench guide to jewelry techniques, by Anastasia Young
2008‘Adorn’ – new jewellery by Amanda Mansell
2006Concrete Design by Sarah Gaventa
2003‘Ceramic’ materials for inspirational design by Chris Lefteri
1998New British Design 98 by New Designers in Business

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