Karen Dell-Armi
1 Cefn Carnau Road
Heath
Cardiff
CF14 4LZ
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02920 759212
Karen Dell'Armi is a new contemporary jewellery designer/maker. Having been fortunate enough to be selected for New Designers - One Year On at New Designers in July 2008, Karen has had a busy year. Visit www.dellarmi.co.uk for an up to date list of outlets & forthcoming exhibitions.
Karen's style is bold & sculptural with clean, often geometric shape and form. Karen also loves creating fascinating and tactile surface patterns and textures that are organic in feel.
This is a second career for Karen - having given up a career in marketing to raise her family - Karen is like a kid in a sweetshop when in her workshop! Karen is committed to experimentation and development throughout the design and hand-making processes involved.

Exhibitions

2010 Exhibitions:
Newcomers Gallery @ BCTF, Harrogate, April 2010
SEED, Frome, Somerset, April 2010
ACJ @ Treasure @ London Jewellery Week, London, June 2010
Heart Gallery Summer Show, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, June 2010
20:21 Visual Arts Centre Summer Show, Scunthorpe, June 2010
Where are you now? at New Designers, part 1, London, July 2010
National Eisteddfod, Ebbw Vale, Wales, August 2010
Festival of Crafts, Farnham Maltings, Surrey, October 2010
Made by Hand, Newport, Wales, December 2010
2009 Exhibitions:
Artspace @ Barn Galleries - Henley upon Thames - May 2009
Handmade in Britain, Bath - June 2009
Precious Metals - Jewellery Showcase - Friar Lane Gallery - Leicester - Jun-Aug 2009
Rarefind Autumn 2009 @ New Ashgate Gallery - Farnham, Surrey - Aug - Oct 2009
Summer Showcase - Ferrers Gallery - Ashby de la Zouch, Leics - Jul-Sep 2009
MADE 09 - Brighton's Craft and Design Fair - Nov 2009
DESIRE - Winchester - Nov 2009
Handmade in Britain, Bath - Dec 2009
Christmas Show - Walford Mill Craft Centre - Wimborne, Dorset - Nov-Dec 2009
NOEL - Christmas Show - Shetland Arts - Shetland Isles - Nov-Dec 2009
2008 Exhibitions:
One Year On @ New Designers - London - July 2008
MADE 08 - Brighton's Craft & Design Fair - Nov 2008
Hidden Art UK Design Fair - London - Dec 2008
Jewellery Fair - Oriel Washington - Penarth - Nov-Dec 2008
Vibrant, Visionary, Vintage - Cole & Co - Roath, Cardiff - Sep-Nov 2008

Biography

Karen's current range - Serenity - was launched in Sept 2008. Inspiration came from Buddhist singing bowls which Karen enjoyed the vibrations from as part of practising Buddhist meditation. Karen was told in Feb 08 she was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis - but after a few months of tests & recovery from rather odd neurological symptoms - Karen was given the all clear in Aug 08. Meditation really helped Karen stay calm and focussed during a testing time. It is a practice Karen still regularly enjoys.
Karen is currently developing a new range which will be launched in late 2010 - inspired by her recent successful charity climb of Mt Kilimanjaro!

More Images

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Karen Dell'Armi - Serenity Pendant, 2008
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Karen Dell'Armi - Serenity Bangle, 2008
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Karen Dell'Armi - Serenity Studs, 2008