David Poston

Born1948, Moscow USSR
Education
1986 - 91Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), University of Warwick
1967 - 70Vocational Diploma, Jewellery Design,
Hornsey College of Art (now Middlesex University)
Awards
2003Technology Innovation Gold Award: Goldsmiths' Design Council
2002Research Grant: Arts & Humanities Research Board
1984Bursary, Crafts Council
1980Research Grant Crafts Council
1974Starting-Up Grant: Crafts Council/Crafts Advisory Committee
Recent exhibitions
2014 - 16‘Necklace for an Elephant & Other Stories: the working lives of David Poston’, Solo retrospective exhibition, Ruthin Craft Centre, The Harley Gallery and touring
2011‘40th Anniversary Exhibition’, Electrum Gallery, London
2010 - 11‘Sitting & Looking’, at Dovecot, Edinburgh and Ruthin Craft Centre and Somerset House, London
‘Matter 4’ solo exhibition, The Dovecote, Edinburgh with ‘Innovative Craft’
2003‘30/30 Vision’, Crafts Council London & tour
1994‘What is Jewellery?’, exhibition curator, Showcase, Crafts Council, London
1991‘Contemporary English Crafts’, Sheehan Gallery, Washington State USA & tour
1986‘10th Anniversary Exhibition’, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam.
1985Crafts Council Collection exhibition, Crafts Council, London
‘Attitudes’ (jewellery from Germany, Holland, Flanders & Britain), ICC Belgium, European tour.
‘New Tradition’, British Craft Centre, London and tour.
1984‘Contemporary Jewellery’, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Tokyo.
1982‘The Maker's Eye’, Crafts Council, London.
‘Towards a New Iron Age’, Victoria and Albert Museum & USA tour.
‘Making It’, Crafts Council, London
1980‘David Poston’, solo exhibition, British Craft Centre, London
1978‘David Poston’, solo exhibition, Maker's Mark Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1975‘Jewellery in Europe’, Scottish Arts Council and Crafts Advisory Committee , SAC Gallery, Edinburgh, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and tour
‘David Poston’, solo exhibition, Electrum Gallery, London
‘The Knotted String & Rubbish Company’, solo exhibition, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
Public Collections
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Crafts Council, London
National Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln
Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Leeds City Museum, Leeds
Toorak State College, Melbourne, Australia
Shipley Art Gallery and Museum, Tyne and Wear
East Midlands Arts Association, Shugborough
Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts Association, Lincoln
Publications
2014‘Necklace For An Elephant & Other Stories: The Working Lives of David Poston’, Goring, Elizabeth et al, Harley Gallery & Ruthin Craft Centre.
‘Renaissance Man’, Lloyd-Jones, Teleri, Crafts Magazine #251, Crafts Council
1999‘The Crafts in Britain in the Twentieth Century’, Harrod, Tanya, Yale U. Press
1996‘Jewellery in Europe & America: new times, new thinking’, Turner, Ralph, Thames & Hudson.
1985‘20th Century Jewellery’, Cartlidge, Barbara, Harry Abrahams, NY
‘New Tradition’, Broadhead, Caroline, Contemporary Applied Arts
‘The New Jewellery’, Dormer P & Turner R, Thames & Hudson
1976‘Contemporary Jewellery’, Turner, Ralph, Studio Vista
1975‘The World of the Makers’, Lucie-Smith, Edward, Paddington Press
1974‘David Poston’, Coleman, Marigold, in Crafts Magazine #9, Crafts Council

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