GAIL KLEVAN

London. Trained at Manchester and Royal College of Art.  Handpainted acrylic which refracts dense colour with metallic gold and silver undertones across smooth and sculpted surfaces.These interact with the organic curvature and geometry of the highly polished optical-quality acrylic shapes creating shimmering, ever changing iridescence.

Artist’s statement

 Gail grew up and trained in Manchester and then took her MA at the Royal College of Art in London. She now lives in North-West London and specialises in acrylic jewellery and has attracted a large and enthusiastic following, not just in the UK but in many overseas countries too. She has exhibited at major exhibitions and her work is stocked in contemporary jewellery shops, department stores and galleries in the UK and in 15 countries overseas. Gail's designs have been featured in the national and international press and on TV including a 30 minute Japanese documentary about her work and lifestyle. Her work is found in both national and private collections and was recently listed in the contemporary section of Judith Miller's Collectables Guide.

Pendants

Her innovative jewellery has evolved by continuous experimentation with modern materials. The pattern and drawing refract dense colour with metallic gold and silver undertones across smooth and sculpted surfaces. These interact with the organic curvature and geometry of the highly polished optical-quality acrylic shapes creating shimmering, ever changing iridescence.

Though bold, her jewellery is designed to adorn and flatter the wearer and is suitable with either casual or formal clothing and is comfortable and easy to wear for both everyday and special occasions. Like the Bakelite jewellery of the 1930's, these elegant and striking designs will become the classics of tomorrow.

Gail Klevan's in the collection of Muriel Gray, Sir John Harvey-Jones, Sophie Grigson, Jack Straw, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool & the National Museums of Scotland, and has attracted a large and enthusiastic following, not just in the UK but in many overseas countries too.

Outlets include the Royal Academy shop London, Lesley Craze, London; Fizz, Bristol;  Polka Dot, Exeter & Taunton; Gallery Nine, Bath; Alexander Gallery, Brighton; Primavera, Cambridge; Artifex, Sutton Coldfield; Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool; John McKellar, Hereford; Scottish National Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea;  and many other craft galleries and designer jewellery shops in the UK.

Further Images

Bangles and Earrings

Bangles and Earrings


Three pieces on display at the Manchester Urbis exhibition, 2003.

Three pieces on display at the Manchester Urbis exhibition, 2003.


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