Biography & CV

 

Biography

 

Suzy Dunford-Gent is a jewellery designer and visual artist currently based in London.

 

Her practice, encompassing contemporary jewellery design, traditional craft processes and installation, draws on the materiality of vernacular architecture and historical costume, exploring their significance as expressions of human ideals and drives.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications and Training

 

MA Jewellery Futures

Middlesex University, 2017 - 2019


Understanding Practical Gemmology

Gem-A, 2013


Understanding Diamond Grading

Gem-A, 2013

BA(Hons) 3D Design: Metalwork & Jewellery

University for the Creative Arts, 2006 - 2009

BTEC National Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design
University for the Creative Arts, Farnham Campus, 2005 - 2009

 

City & Guilds Level 2 Progression Award in Photography

South Downs College, 2003

 

Awards

 

Postgraduate Professional Enhancement Scholarship

Middlesex University, 2017

Getting Started

The Goldsmiths’ Company, 2011

  

Goldsmith’s Fair Graduate Bursary Scheme

The Goldsmiths’ Company, 2010

Precious Metal Bursary Award

The Goldsmiths’ Company, 2009

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

Obscura

Lumen Studio, London. 2019


Holding Time (to those who know how to seek out how)

Open House, V22 The Priory, Orpinton. 2019

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MDX MA Degree show

Middlesex University, Hendon. 2019

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Substrata

Crypt Gallery, Euston. 2019

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Public Assembly: How Do We Belong?

Ply Gallery, London. 2018

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Growing Talent

Goldsmiths' Hall, London. 2013


How We Experience The Animal

Ark-Art, Bexhill-on-sea. 2012

Slow Architecture

Various sites on the canal between Belmont Mill and Dublin. 2010


Revised Teaching Notes or Remember I'm Going to Mark You

Portman Village Galleries, London. 2009

 

Showcases and Fairs

 

MADE 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire. 2016 & 2013


British Craft Trade Fair

Harrogate. 2016


International Jewellery London

London. 2013

Nest

Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth. 2013


Contrasts Contemporary Jewellery Fair

Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. 2013 & 2012


Made by Hand 

Tredager House, Newport. 2012


Desire

Guildhall, Winchester. 2012


MADE London

One Marylebone, London. 2012


Goldsmiths' Fair

Goldsmiths' Hall, London. 2012, 2011 & 2010


AOH

Pruden and Smith. Ditchling. 2012 & 2011

Have You Seen...

Cox & Power, London. 2011


Aspex Podium Programme

Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth. 2011

Grand Designs Live

ExCel Centre, London. 2010

New Designers

Business Design Centre, London. 2009

 

Employment

 

Design Consultant 

Pruden and Smith, 2010 - 2015, 2016 - present

 

Galleries Assistant

Crafts Study Centre, 2008 - 2009

 

Inspiration

 

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