The Lateral Maker

David Poston

04 Jan 2020 - 01 Feb 2020

The Gallery presents a showcase of jewellery from David Poston, covering different aspects of his creative career including his signature work in stainless steel and forged titanium.

Born to British parents in Moscow, Russia in 1948, David was educated in the United Kingdom and graduated from the jewellery design course at Hornsey College of Art. He worked as an artist-jeweller using mainly non-precious metals and other materials from 1970 until 1984. In 1985 David chose to change course by studying for a PhD in Engineering focused on the development of small-scale manufacturing in rural Africa, which led to him assisting in the development of sustainable livelihoods in twelve different African countries. This period has greatly influenced David Poston's work from 2000 onwards.

'In spite of enormous variations, the fascinating aspect of all jewellery is simply that it is worn by people and this defining characteristic fascinates me. I recognise the significance of the wearer’s tactile experience and try to avoid the decorative performance basis of most jewellery. When to my surprise I did finally resume making I had mellowed sufficiently to allow myself the freedom to have creative fun with the visual and technical aspects, exploiting my problem-solving obsession to find new and fluently integrated ways of realising ideas. The apparent triviality of jewellery masks its various significance.' David Poston.

Join Christina Jansen in The Gallery on Saturday 18 January from 2-2.30 pm for a handling session of works featured in The Lateral Maker. Please RSVP here.

  • Bangle Bracelet View details
    Bangle Bracelet
    David Poston

    Bangle Bracelet

    2016
    Stainless Steel
    H:12cm W:14cm D:4cm
    £1,680
  • Neckpiece View details
    Neckpiece
    David Poston

    Neckpiece

    2012
    Rigid neckpeice frame of laser welded 1mm steel woven with torn reds and liberty printed silk cloths
    H:25cm W:25cm D:4cm
    £4,460
  • Single Neck Wire Circle & Double Neck Wire Circle View details
    Single Neck Wire Circle & Double Neck Wire Circle
    David Poston

    Single Neck Wire Circle & Double Neck Wire Circle

    2010
    circle consisting of a strand of 0.245mm dia hardened stainless steel wire, gold
    D:19.5-20cm
    Sold
  • Bangle Bracelet View details
    Bangle Bracelet
    David Poston

    Bangle Bracelet

    2009
    Hot forged titanium bangle bracelet with Ti nitride surfave coating weight 21grm
    D:6.9.cm
    £530
  • Bracelet View details
    Bracelet
    David Poston

    Bracelet

    1983
    Sprung 1mm stainless steel wire-sprung opening bracelet of double-circle of 1mm dia 17/7 semi-austenitic stainless precipitation-hardened steel with corresponding kinks on the side opposite the peg and hole join
    W:2cm D:6cm
    £480
  • 'Arthur's' Bracelet View details
    'Arthur's' Bracelet
    David Poston

    'Arthur's' Bracelet

    2013
    Painted mild steel from a Glen Morangie whisky tin
    H:10cm W:9cm D:8cm
    £2,470
  • Neck chain View details
    Neck chain
    David Poston

    Neck chain

    2016
    Stainless steel and glass beads
    L:98.5cm
    £780
  • Woven tapestry and Stainless Steel Brooch View details
    Woven tapestry and Stainless Steel Brooch
    David Poston

    Woven tapestry and Stainless Steel Brooch

    2016
    Stainless steel and cottons
    H:11.5cm W:3.5cm D:3cm
    £1,570
  • Bangle Bracelet View details
    Bangle Bracelet
    David Poston

    Bangle Bracelet

    2016
    Forged titanium
    H:8.3cm W:7.1cm D:2.9cm
    £540

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