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.

Education
2000-02 
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

Awards
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
Collect at the Saatchi Gallery, Lesley Craze Gallery, London, 2009
'Connections with objects', Joint exhibition with Grant McCaig, LOD, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009
Treasures of Today, The National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, 2009
Simply Silver, Leeds City Art Gallery, 2008
'Fresh Forms', Lesley Craze Gallery, 2008
Collect at the V & A, exhibiting with the Bishopsland Trust, 2004-2008
Goldsmiths' Fair, London, 2005-2008
Treasures of Today, touring exhibition, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 2007
Treasures of Today, touring exhibition, Birmingham City Museum, 2007
V & A Showcase, V & A, London, 2007
Origin, Somerset House, London, 2006
The Metal Collection, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2006
Silver and Fine Metalwork Show, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, 2006
Create, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Devon, 2006
Bewitched, RBSA, Birmingham, 2005
Shimmer, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead 2005
Christmas Exhibition, Roger Bilcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow, 2004
White Christmas, The Scottisg Gallery, Edinburgh, 2004
New Faces, Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London, 2004
Tafel Plezier, Museum Het Kruithuis, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, 2004
Table d'ouvrage, galerie sofie lachaert, Tielrode, Belgium, 2003
Silver Sparks, The Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, The Strand, London, 2003

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

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