Words by MPDClick’s Trade Fair Editor.
For Clarice Price-Thomas, a contemporary jewellery designer working in London, an accolade for innovation has seen this emerging U.K. talent acquire deserved international notoriety as well as a flurry of press interest.
London Jewellery Week has now drawn to a close for 2012. However, for a small number of designers, exhibiting at the event’s various showcases across the city, the week-long event celebration of all-things jewellery has meant more than a selection of wholesale orders and an opportunity to mix with contemporaries.
The daughter of a watch and clock maker, Price-Thomas’s immersion in this industry from an early age is evident in her collection of understated bespoke pieces that cleverly combine an interest in machinery, movements and the antiquities that house such mechanisms. Simple forms in gold and silver make reference to machinery’s hidden components, in turn creating unique pieces that lend industrial shapes a contemporary elegance.
After winning the prestigious EC One Unsigned competition in 2011, the Award for Innovation was given to Price-Thomas as a part of this year’s London Jewellery Week will see the designer’s work showcased on the Elizabeth Galton Studio – an exclusive platform that combines brands that have established themselves as innovators within their field with a new generation of design talent.
Definitely one to watch for 2012 and thereafter; we’re predicting great things for Clarice Price-Thomas.
Image source: Clarice Price-Thomas