Exhibiting in FORMATIONS Exhibition June/July 2021
Zoe Arnold studied jewellery design at Central Saint Martins in London, graduating with a first class Honours degree in 2003, and has gone on to establish herself as an independent artist jeweller. Her pieces are in many prestigious collections, including the Crafts Council and the V&A.
Known for their individuality and wit, her works are made with a varied use of materials and techniques, a love of fine craftsmanship and traditional hand skills, combined with storytelling and poetic imagery.
“I realise that beneath it all, I am a collector, drawn to collation and curation, a way of gaining quiet contemplation from the chaos. The innate desire to collect, to arrange in cabinets and draw the eye to detail. We trip the light fantastic, dance with our objects, fill our spaces with certain order, take joy from intense focus.
This is a challenging time. As I did in my childhood, I find solace and peace in retreating to the detail, the beauty of small things, the overlooked and disregarded. In doing this I hope to share with others, and draw the viewer into this fragile world. There is a power in quiet observation; detail can encompass the monumental and a moment represent eternity.”
2001 – 2003 BA Hons. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
2013 – present Advanced and Contemporary Jewellery tutor, Morley College
2014 – 2016 Gold master class visiting tutor Bishopsland
2013 – present Visiting tutor, West Dean College
2019 Rings of the 20th and 21st Centuries, the Alice and Louis Koch Collection, Thames and Hudson 2019
2017 Bloomin’ Jewels, Contemporary Applied Arts publication
2013 Collect Contemporary Jewellery, by Joanna Hardy. Thames & Hudson
Selected Recent Exhibitions:
2020 COLLECT, Goldsmiths Company, Somerset House, London
2018 Le Genie des Images, La Joaillerie par Mazlo, Paris
2017 Triptique, Life, Love, Death, Parcours Bijoux, La Joaillerie par Mazlo, Paris
2017 Bloomin Jewels, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2016 Goldsmiths Fair, London
2015 I Am Here, Crafts Council touring exhibition, RCA
2015 A Sense of Jewellery, Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
2015 Objection, Schmuck, Munich.
2015 Cut Fold Press, Place Vendome, Paris
2014 COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London
2014 Goldsmiths Fair, London
2013 Masters of Modern Jewellery, Beetles and Huxley, London
2020 Muriel Wilson’s Necklace, donated to the V&A by her family
2019 The Lady in the Moon, brooch. La Joaillerie par Mazlo, Paris
2013 Set of three earrings acquired by Crafts Council
2012 Destiny ring donated to the V&A London, by J and J Gestetner
2011 Rust Diamond earrings, acquired by The National Museums of Northern Ireland
2010 ‘Hope’ ring, acquired by Alice and Louis Koch Ring Collection
2008 ‘Monocle’ brooch, acquired by CAA collection