COCKPIT ARTS SUMMER OPEN STUDIOS PART 1
Cockpit Arts Holborn is hands down one of my favourite studios in London. Bursting with talent and diversity, I always leave their open studio events in a a fully satisfied jewel daze. On Friday afternoon I got to catch up with the jewellers of Cocckpit Arts; lets kick things off with the striking jewels of Mariko Sumioka, who you may recall I first met at last years Goldsmith’s Fair.
As a way to amplify the enjoyment that one can take from jewellery, Sumioka has place her work in a traditional artistic arena and created wall hangings which feature her original sketches and jewellery pieces. Mariko’s Japanese inspired pieces can either be admired hanging on your wall or you can literally pluck a piece out of it’s frame for it to be admired on the canvas of your body. If there was any doubt in your mind that jewellery was wearable art then Mariko’s new creations will stop that doubt right in it’s tracks.
A spectacular combustion of colour, pattern and texture Maud Traon’s jewellery is a feast for the eyes …
It’s always a pleasure catching up with the lovely Ros Millar an Irish jeweller with Galactic statement jewels. With a new collection imminent I did my very best to get a sneak peek for you, but Ms Millar was keeping her sparkly secrets locked up in her treasure chest. Though there was a hint in that last sentence for you. Ros did tell me with a coy smile that the new collection will sparkle, fore it will be all about the gemstones. Intrigued? Excited? I certainly am, I’ll let you know as soon as the new collection is released, but in the meantime let me remind you why Ros is a Magpie favourite.
The doors of Cockpit Arts Holborn will be open until 18:00 on Sun 8th June so you can go down and check out these amazing jewellers for yourself and nab your self some discounted goodies.
In my next post I’ll be catching up with jewellers; Lenique Louis, Annabelle Lucilla, Clara Breen and the queen of rocks Sanni Falkenberg.