The Lateral Maker04 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 Bracelet2014Hemp, cotton, silverD:7cm£495Stainless Steel Necklace View details
Stainless Steel Necklace2010Stainless steel£440Twisted Bangle View details
Twisted Bangle2013TitaniumH:7cm W:8cm D:0.9cm£680Ring View details
Ring2009hot-forged flat titanium band ring, laser texture, abraded blue oxidationW:0.23cm£480 eachSilver Bead Necklace View details
Silver Bead Necklace1973Fused silver beadsL:38.5cm£1,120Forged Stainless Steel Neckpiece View details
Forged Stainless Steel Neckpiece2016Forged Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel WireH:18.5cm W:16cm D:0.8cm£490A Selection of Forged Titanium Rings View details
A Selection of Forged Titanium Rings2004 - 2008Forged titanium and 24ct gold£480 eachPlease contact the Gallery for individual sizesTrefoil Chain Necklace View details
Trefoil Chain Necklace2016stainless steel wire with red glass beadsL:6.6cm£780Stainless Steel Bangle View details