“Any colour as long as it’s blue”
A colour once more precious than gold, blue pigment, was highly prized as a status symbol where owning and displaying paintings in this intense shade was an opulent sign of wealth.
The original Ultra-Marine (meaning "Beyond The Sea") pigment was only achieved precious lapis lazuli from Afghanistan where it’s first use was seen in cave paintings.
The natural mineral was so vivid it was believed to be a piece of the sky fallen to Earth.
Falling in love with blue over and over again, we are celebrating this captivating colour by showing the work of a range of artists using blue in a special piece of jewellery.
Gill Wing Jewellery would like to invite jewellery designers and makers to apply with a piece of their own Blue Jewellery to be featured in our show, Beyond the Blue.
The exhibition is planned to run through July and August 2017 here at our Islington jewellery gallery with pieces for sale for the duration.
For your submission we require:
Name & address
Your contact details
A link to your website
Artist statement about you and your work (300 words max)
High quality images of your BLUE jewellery piece or pieces as a j.peg file saved with your name and description of your piece
Your wholesale price of the piece