Flora Bhattachary

Flora Bhattachary creates dramatic fine jewellery with a couture edge. Inspired by her family’s links with India since the 18th century, Bhattachary draws on Asian influences, geometry and a strong interest in pattern to create her bold designs. Mixing historic artifacts, family history and Islamic and Hindu art Flora is ‘devoted to telling a story not in words or paint on canvas, but in gold and precious stone’ (Maria Doulton, Telegraph Luxury). The result is elegant sculptural jewellery with a uniquely opulent and seductive take on modern luxury.

Born

  • 1967 London

Education

  • 2012-14 MA Design (Jewellery), Distinction, Central Saint Martins, London
  • 1999-2001 BA Hons Design (Jewellery), 1st Class, Kent Institute of Art and Design
  • 1997-99 HND in Jewellery and Silversmithing, John Cass, London
  • 1987-90 BA Hons Intellectual History, University of Sussex

Awards

  • 2015 Professional Jeweller Collection of the Year Award, Highly Commended
  • 2015 Professional Jeweller, Hot 100 Nex Gem
  • 2015 Editor’s Choice Award, International Jewellery London, Highly Commended
  • 2015 One Year On Award, Winner
  • 2015 Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Awards, Precious Jewellery, Silver & Conceptual Jewellery, Silver
  • 2014 EC One Unsigned Award, Winner
  • 2014 Chow Tai Fook Award, Winner
  • 2001 Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Awards, Fashion Jewellery, Commended

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017 Architectural Jewellery, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2016 Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
  • 2016 Flora Bhattachary & Robyn Hinchcliffe, National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford
  • 2016 Made Showcase, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • 2015 Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
  • 2015 KickStart, International Jewellery London
  • 2015 Summer Showcase, The Goldsmiths’ Centre
  • 2015 Zaha Hadid Presents, The Zaha Hadid Gallery
  • 2015 Rising Stars, The New Ashgate Gallery

Selected Publications

  • 2016 New Rings - Nicolas Estrada, Thames & Hudson
  • 2016 The Best of British Design 2015, The Jewellery Editor, January
  • 2015 Carving Artwork in Gems - The Jewellery Editor, October
  • 2015 Fully Burnished - Vanity Fair, August
  • 2015 Forging Ahead - Vanity Fair, August
  • 2015 The Luxury Report- Professional Jeweller, August
  • 2015 Flora’s Family Jewels - The Telegraph Luxury, February

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