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Diana Greenwood

After graduating from the Royal College of Art with a Master’s Degree in 1993, Diana set up her studio in London in 1994 with the aid of a Crafts Council Grant, successfully designing and making jewellery and silversmithing for shows and galleries, nationally and internationally.

Diana won the P&O Makower Silver Commission for the Crafts Council in 1995 and in 1996 was named best newcomer at Chelsea Crafts Fair. She exhibited regularly in group exhibitions and at major crafts fairs with both her jewellery and silversmithing and was commissioned to make cutlery for the ‘Sheffield Millennium Canteen’ in 1997.
Diana’s most recent work concentrates on jewellery and framed boxed pieces; her preoccupation with the garden and the process of gardening feeding her passion for working in metal. Simple geometric shapes and forms in silver create boundaries for fragments of natural form, embellished at times with 18ct gold, semi-precious stones and enamel.

The larger boxed pieces give Diana free rein to tell a story, by playing with combinations of metal, paper collage and objets trouvés.  As with her jewellery Diana strives to capture that sense of a fleeting moment in time, of momentary recollection. Like gardening, the boxed pieces do not always turn out the way they are planned, but they always take her on a journey, in which she is a willing participant, from the earliest glimpse of an idea, through nurturing, to the fully developed finished piece.

 
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