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Name: Dauvit Alexander

Contact: justified.sinner@gmail.com

Born: 1964, Bothwell, Scotland.

Education:

1981 – 1985, BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, London University

1994 – 1996, PGCSE (TQFE), Strathclyde University (including D 32, D33)


Relevant Employment History:

1976 – 1988, Various part-time and full-time work with John Gilchrist/The Ringmaker, Glasgow; Bench jeweller

1988 – 1990, Part-time lecturer, Glasgow Kelvin College

1990 – 2015, Lecturer in Jewellery, Glasgow Kelvin College

2015 – present, Lecturer in Jewellery and Silversmithing, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University


Professional Organisations:

Deputy Chair: Association of Contemporary Jewellers

Member: Society of North American Goldsmiths

Member: Society of Jewellery Historians


Publications:

2008 – Paper: “Electrolytic Etching”, SNAG Technical Bulletin, 2nd Quarter

2009 – “1000 Ideas for Creative Re–Use”, ISBN: 978–15925354082010

2010 – “500 Gemstone Jewels”, Lark Books, ISBN: 978–1600593413

2010 – “Found Object Jewellery”, Stackpole Books, ISBN: 978–0811706028

2011 – “New Rings: 500 Designs From Around The World”, Thames & Hudson, ISBN: 978–0500289334

2011 – "Contemporary Jewellery Yearbook", Promapress, Barcelona

2011 – "Serendipity Magazine" issue 3, "Apocalyptic Art"

2012 – "Humour In Craft", Brigitte Martin, Schiffer, ISBN: 978–0764340598

2012 – "The Guide To Gemstone Setting", Anastasia Young, A&C Black, ISBN: 978–1408154991

2012 – "Heat, Color, Set & Fire", Mary Hettmansperger, Lark Books, ISBN: 978–1454700166

2012 – “Art Jewellery Magazine”, ed. Theresa Ablew, May 2012, “Hardware Store Jewelry”

2012 – “Metalsmith” exhibition in print, “Gothic Jewelry – Sinister Pleasures”, curated Valerie Steele, August 2012.

2012 – “Jewel Book 12/13, International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art”, Ed. Campos, Hogg, Dempf & Leclercq, Pub. Stichting Kunstboek, ISBN 978–9058564108

2012 – “Heavy Metal”, feature article in “Scotland On Sunday” magazine, “Spectrum”, Peter Ross, 4th November, 2012

2012 – “Pushing Boundaries”, feature article in “Silver Styles” magazine, Olivia Quiniquini, 8th December, 2012

2013 – “The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers: Techniques and Projects", Wing Mun Devenney, Pub. Search Press Ltd., ISBN 978-1844489626

2013 – “Showcase 500 Art Necklaces”, Ed. Ray Hemachandra and Chunghi Choo Kathy Sheldon, Pub. Lark Books, ISBN 978-1454703525

2013 – 14 – “Storytelling” – Series of articles over four issues, “Serendipity Magazine”

2013 – “Enough Violence: Artists Speak Out”, Privately published exhibition book, collaboration with photographer, Simon Murphy

2013 - “Men Of Style”, cover and feature article in “Scotland On Sunday” magazine, “Spectrum”, Ruth Walker, 10th November, 2013

2014 - “Supbrooch” - Book accompanying exhibition

2014 - “Behind the Brooch: A Closer Look at Backs, Catches, and Pin Stems”, Pub. Schiffer, ISBN 978-0764345593

2015 – “Patina: 300 Surface Effects for Jewelers & Metalsmiths”, Matt Runfola, Pub. Interweave Press, ISBN 978-1620331392

2016 – (Pending) “500 New Necklaces”, Nicolas Estrada, Pub. Thames and Hudson.


Ongoing: book and exhibition reviewer for “Findings” magazine; various technical and general articles in “Findings”.


Online galleries:

2008 – Carrotbox, Jewellery Website, feature

2008 – Etsy, featured artist

2009 – V&A “Find, Make, Wear”, curated by Dorothy Hogg

2009 – HCJ Project, Jewellery Website, featured artist

2009 – ACJ Website, featured artist

2010 – Mar del Color Rosa, Jewellery Website, featured artist

    2010 – Crafthaus, Craft Website featured artist

2010 – Etsy, featured artist

2010 – Front Page Artist, SNAG Website

2011 – Beads–Perles, Jewellery Website, Interview

2011 – 18ct.es, Jewellery Website, Interview

2012 – Crafthaus, Craft Website, Featured artist

2013 – KOJewel, Jewellery Website, Featured artist

2014 - “#supbrooch” - One Wall Gallery Website, Featured artist



Solo and Group Exhibitions:

1992 –1999 – Various PLE exhibitions around Europe

1999 – “Self–Defence In The Year 2000” - Connect Gallery, Glasgow

2005 – North Glasgow College Show, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

2009 – ACJ Scotland, Winter Show, WASPS Gallery, Dundee

2010 – Goldsmiths' Hall, Craft and Design Awards, London

2010 – ACJ Show, "Treasure" - London Jewellery Week

2010 – “Re:Collect” - Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran, Wales

2011 – Landfill Art Project, Pennsylvania, USA

2011 – “Beneath The Skin” - Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield

2011 – “Treasure” - London Jewellery Week

2011 – “The Kiss: Works inspired by The Cure” - Green Lion Gallery, Grand Rapids, USA

2012 – Solo show, Llantanam Grange, Cwmbran, Wales

2012 – Group show as part of North Glasgow College, Halifax, Canada

2012 – “Gothic Jewelry, Sinister Pleasures” - SOFA, Chicago, SNAG Exhibition; curated Valerie Steele

2012 – , “Gothic Jewelry, Sinister Pleasures” - Metals Museum, Tennessee, SNAG Exhibition; curated Valerie Steele

2013 – “Ferrous” - Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco; curated Mike Holmes, Elizabeth Shypert and Brigitte Martin

2013 - “I Am Iron Man” - Solo show, Ayse Jewellery Gallery, Istabul, Turkey

2013 - “Chain” - group show at A CASA Museum of Brazilian Object, São Paulo, Brazil

2013 – “Handmade By Machines” - The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Curated Karen Dicken

2013 - “Earrings Galore” - Heidi Lowe Gallery, Delaware, USA

2013 – “Typography” – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England; curated Rachael Noone

2013 – “Darkness Descends” – Cursley and Bond Gallery, Folkestone, England

2013-14 “Enough Violence: Artists Speak Out” – Society For Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh; curated by Kate Lydon; collaborative work with Simon Murphy, Photographer

2014 - “#supbrooch” - One Wall Gallery; curated by Cortland DeWitt and Sharon Massey

2014 - “Field Of Dreams” - Cursley & Bond Gallery, curated by Nicola Cursley

2014 – “ICONS” exhibition, National Centre for Craft and Design, Curated by Jack Cunningham and Joanna Haywood

2014 – “Handmade By Machines” - The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Curated Karen Dicken

2014 - “Crossing Boundaries”, curated Nicola Cursley-Bond, Cursley & Bond Gallery, part of the Folkestone Triennial arts festival

2015 – “Handmade By Machines” – The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Curated by Karen Dicken and Dauvit Alexander

2015 – “Into the Woods”, curated Nicola Cursley-Bond, Cursley & Bond Gallery, Folkestone

2015 - “Sleight of Hand” exhibition, The Brewhouse Gallery, The Scottish Gallery and Plymouth College of Art, curated by Johnny Rocket, Gaynor Andrews, Lesley Craze and Dorothy Hogg


Ongoing relationship with Cursley & Bond Gallery, Folkestone.


Additional Showcases:

Stylist and accessories for Ten30 clothing look-book, Glasgow, 2013

Accessories for Judy R. Clark couture look-book, Edinburgh, 2014

Accessories for 21st Century Kilts look-book, Edinburgh, 2015


Competitions:

Finalist in PMC Studio open competition, 2006

Exhibited as part of Goldsmiths' Hall Craftsmanship and Design Awards, 2010

Finalist, Scottish Style Awards, “Most Stylish Male”, 2013

Exhibited as part of Goldsmiths' Hall Craftsmanship and Design Awards, 2015


Corporate Clients:

2014 - “Dapper Gent” grooming products – cufflinks, design and production

2015 – SERCO Caledonian Sleeper – cufflinks, design and large-scale production


Research, scholarly activity and subject updating:

2003 – Experimental Mokume processes

2005 – Experimental Niello processes

2006 – Safer methods of Etching; Electrolytic Etching

2008 – present – collaboration with Dee Wilder (polymer clay artist)

2009 – collaboration with Sergey Jivetin (jeweller)

2009 – collaboration with Emily Watson (jeweller)

2009 – present – collaborations with Lisa Stevens (ceramic artist)

2010 – collaboration with Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill (japanese alloy specialist and jeweller)

2012 –13 – Curated online Exhibition, “Scotland The What” on “Crafthaus”; co-curated with glass-artist, Jeff Zimmer

2013 -16 – Curating exhibition with Cari-Jane Hakes, “The Culling is Coming”

2015 – Curating “Handmade By Machines” exhibition at The Lighthouse, Glasgow

2015 – Curating “Art Medals: History, Philosophy and Practice” with the British Art Medal Society and the British Museum, Birmingham City University, School of Jewellery, Birmingham

2015 – Performer, “JUNK: Rubbish To Gold”, curated by Jivan Astfalck, Laura Bradshaw-Heap and Rachel Darbourne, Birmingham City University, School of Jewellery, Birmingham

2015 – collaboration with Jeff Zimmer, glass artist


Ongoing – Use of scrap materials to make fine jewellery

Ongoing – regular communications with other jewellers around the world


Working with groups of students with learning difficulties

Working with schools groups


Invited Lecturer:

2003 – Cornton Vale Prison – Basic jewellery skills – working with offenders

2006 – PLE Conference, Glasgow – Press–forming Techniques for the Small Workshop

2010 – ACJ Conference “Crossings”, West Dean, Sussex – Electrolytic Etching

2011 – Pittsburgh Centre for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, USA – “The New Junk Jewellery”

2012 – Pittsburgh Centre for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, USA - “You Can't Wear That” and “Expanding Techniques – Lesser-Known Techniques for Jewellers”

2013 – California College of the Arts, Oakland, San Francisco, USA – Talk about personal processes and works

2013 – Touchstone Center For Crafts, Farmington, PA, USA - “Ferrous Jewellery”

2013 – Pittsburgh Centre for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, USA – “Secrets and Surprises”

2013 – Shuman Detention Centre, Pittsburgh, PA, USA – “Enough Violence”, work with young offenders

2014 – “Handmade By Machines” symposium, The Lighthouse, Glasgow – Symposium on new technologies in the jewellery industry; speaker, “Interfacing New Technology And Traditional Skills In The Jewellery Industry: A Personal Approach”

2014 – “ICONS” seminar, National Centre For Craft And Design, Sleaford – Talk about the development of exhibition piece, “Fashion:Victim – A Tribute To Alexander McQueen”

2014 - "Crossing Boundaries" - Presentation about found object jewellery, Cursley & Bond Gallery, Folkestone

2015 - "20000 Leagues Under The Seas" - Presentation about the development and creation of collar for the Goldsmiths' Hall 2015 Craft and Design Awards

2015 - "Digital Jewllery And The Second Industrial Revolution" - Talk to Society of Jewellery Historians, Royal Academy of Antiquaries, London


Influences:

Rob Jackson; Robert Ebendorf; Pat Flynn; Keith LoBue; Andrew Grima; Kevin Coates; Gilbert Scott; Jules Verne; Edward Gorey; Tim Hunkin; Terry Gilliam; Renaissance jewellery and silverwares, especially ecclesiastical; Victorian mourning jewellery; Hip–hop jewellery.

 

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