Jacqueline Mina

OBE Born: 1942
Place of Birth: Buckinghamshire

A Lecturer at the Royal College of Art from 1972 until 1994, Mina has made a significant contribution to art education and has provided a great source of inspiration to her students; many of whom have become distinguished jewellers. Winner of the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Jewellery in 2000 for ‘consistent innovation and a significant contribution to contemporary jewellery… for subverting and taking precious metal techniques to the extreme’, Mina also received an OBE for services to Art. In 2011, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths honoured her career with the retrospective exhibition, Dialogues in Gold, which brought together a selection of her work spanning almost her entire career to date. It included pieces that are still regarded as seminal today; ground-breaking pieces for contemporary practice in precious metal. This was followed by Touching Gold, an exhibition which toured the UK. 

Jacqueline Mina’s technical brilliance, allied with her strong artistic curiosity has resulted in a range of sensuous, understated work, which has a rare aesthetic presence in the field of contemporary gold jewellery. Her superb technical accomplishment in manipulating precious metals is combined with a fine, painterly eye. Sources of inspiration include the Venetian Palazzo Fortuny with its textile drapes; featuring devoré velvet with their etched patterns.

‘I aim to achieve an aesthetic result that obscures the technical rigours of its production. I am preoccupied mainly with the surfaces of precious metals (which I always affect in some way before construction begins) and with form - juxtaposing the play of light, reflection, lustre with characteristic angle, curve and line - inspired by an abstraction of nature and art, and particularly of the human form. I am intrigued, too, by the potential for dialogue between inner and outer planes, with random patterns imprisoned within strictly delineated edges, the inclusion of chance, and the visual tension created by the contrast and harmony of all these factors.’

Public Collections Include: National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Cooper–Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; The Crafts Council, London; The Goldsmiths’ Company, London; Leeds Museums and Galleries

Jacqueline Mina will be the subject of a solo exhibition as part of our Festival exhibition programme in August 2017.

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Jacqueline Mina: Touching Gold

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    Fusion Inlay Oval Brooch

    18ct gold, platinum
    Price on Application
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    Brooch

    Platinum, 18ct gold, diamonds
    H:3.5cm W:2.8cm
    Price on Application
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    18ct Narrow Striptwist Necklet

    18ct gold
    H:12.2cm W:12.2cm D:0.2cm
    Price on Application
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    18ct Striptwist Earrings

    18ct gold
    W:2cm D:0.5cm L:6cm
    Price on Application
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    Striptwist Earrings

    18ct gold
    H:1.9-3cm W:0.3-0.5cm
    £210 - £550
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    Earrings

    2007
    18ct with plainum fusion inlay
    H:3.9cm W:2.5cm
    £1,710
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    Concave curve and Linear Impressed Earrings

    18ct gold, platinum
    H:0.6-1.3cm W:0.7-0.9cm
    £180 - £240 (left sold)
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    Textured and Pleated Brooch

    2014
    18ct gold
    H:6.1cm W:4cm
    £2560
    Photograph: Neil Manson
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    Forged Necklace and Pendant

    2004
    18ct gold with platinum fusion inlay and diamonds
    W:12.7cm L:10.5cm
    Price on Application
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    Pleated Necklace

    2016
    18ct yellow gold pleated sheet and twisted square wire with side hook fastening
    H:18cm W:15cm
    Price on Application
    (measurements include the pendant)
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    18ct Gold Rik-Rak Studs

    2015
    H:1.8cm W:1.5cm
    Price on Application
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    18ct Gold and Platinum Brooch ‘Aleatoric Series’

    2015
    18ct gold and platinum fusion inlay brooch, displaced shapes, emery surface
    H:2.5cm W:4.5cm
    Price on Application
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    Gold and Platinum Studs ‘Aleatoric Series’

    2015
    18ct gold and platinum fusion inlay, displaced drilled and cut, emery surface
    H:1.8cm W:1.8cm
    Price on Application
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    18ct Gold with Platinum Earrings

    2015
    18ct Gold with platinum fusion-inlay and platinum squares
    H:2cm W:2cm
    Price on Application
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    Collection of ‘Wobbly Rings’

    2015
    18ct gold, platinum and oval rainbow moonstone cabochon
    Price on Application
    Please contact the gallery for individual prices and measurements (left SOLD)
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    Textured and Pleated Brooch

    2015
    textured and pleated 18ct yellow gold on bronze patinated titanium
    H:6.2cm W:5cm D:2cm
    Price on Application
  • Jacqueline Mina

    Collection of ‘Wobbly’ Rings

    2014 - 2015
    18ct yellow gold, platinum, diamonds and grey moonstone
    Price on Application
    Please contact the gallery for individual prices and ring sizes
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    Striped Striptwist Necklace & Bangle

    2014
    18ct gold
    Price on Application
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    Earrings (4 diamonds)

    18ct yellow gold and diamonds
    L:9.5cm
    Price on Application
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    Coil Ring

    18ct gold
    W:0.6cm
    Price on Application
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    Brooch

    Titanium in blue and mauve, 18ct gold with platinum wire fusion inlay
    H:6.3cm W:4cm
    Price on Application
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    Pleated Earrings

    2014
    18ct, textured and pleated
    H:3.3cm W:1.8cm
    Price on Application
    Photograph: Neil Mason
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    Selection of Rings

    2016
    18ct gold with platinum fusion inlay and diamonds
    Price on Application
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    Brooch

    1989
    18ct gold, Pt mesh F-I, Pt
    W:5.7cm L:5.5cm
    Price on Application
    Photograph: Neil Mason
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    Brooch

    textured and pleated, 7 grams, signed
    H:3.5cm W:4cm D:1.5cm
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    Gold and Platinum Earrings

    1996
    18ct Gold and Platinum
    H:2.1cm W:2.1cm
    £2,530
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    Brooch and Necklace

    1993
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    Jacqueline Mina in her studio

    Photograph: Harriet Logan