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10th November 2006 - 28 January 2007

Kath Libbert Jewellery
2nd Floor, Salts Mill
Saltaire, BD18 3LA
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Open daily 10 am - 5.30 pm

'10 Years On' is a special exhibition and competition to mark a decade of Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery being at Salts Mill in Saltaire. 35 jewellers and metal smiths from the UK and abroad have created competition pieces inspired by Salts Mill, a magnificent Victorian textile mill and model industrial village in Yorkshire. Now home to the world's largest collection of work by David Hockney, Saltaire was also designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.IMAGE: 'Alpaca' neckpiece by Blanka Sperková finger-knitted in silver and copper wire. Photo by Jon Crook. [Salts Mill was world famous for its innovative use of alpaca wool to make lustrous cloth.]

The winner will be awarded a £500 prize by an expert panel of judges comprising Professor Dorothy Hogg MBE, Head of Jewellery and Silversmithing at Edinburgh College of Art; Muriel Wilson, Association of Contemporary Jewellery; Simon Palmer, painter and winner of the Royal Academy 2006 Windsor Newton Turner Award for the most distinguished watercolour; and Jennifer Hallam, Arts Council England.A further prize will be awarded by a public vote with visitors to the exhibition being invited to choose their favourite entry. voting automatically enters you to win a £100 voucher to use at Kath Libbert Jewellery.

WE WANT YOUR VOTE!!All of the competition pieces will be for sale giving a special opportunity to own a unique piece of history - an antique of the future! There will also be new collections on show by all the participating makers.Text copyright: Kath Libbert, 2006
Image copyright: Jon Crook, 2006


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