Charlotte Verity

Charlotte Verity
I am a designer-maker of contemporary art jewellery, specialising in silver smithing and small scale hot glass techniques. My current collection combines hollow, blown glass components with sterling silver multilink chains and cubic zirconia.

With regards to this collection, each glass ‘bubble’ is blown individually, by hand, using a gas torch. The bubbles are sealed and may then be painted with a lustre and fired to leave a layer of precious metal, either Gold or Platinum, or a transparent colour, permanently adhered to the surface. Some glass may be sandblasted, and then painted with lustre to produce a matte surface. Lastly, all the bubbles are annealed in a digital kiln to ensure strength and durability. The silver elements of each piece are soldered for security, and are then polished to a high shine, or oxidised to dramatically darken the silver.

All my pieces are created in a purpose built studio on my home premises in Manchester, England. I draw inspiration from a variety of areas, for example, the fashion industry, Haute Couture, Victorian style and gothic imagery and literature. These diverse and contrasting styles inspire me to develop pieces that are eclectic and sometimes extreme. My current collection is a development of a range of jewellery which was inspired by my love of being in a vibrant city at night. I love to juxtapose vivid colours against monochromatic schemes, and incorporate intricate detail into my pieces. By using coloured glass components and gemstones I am able to maintain bright, colourful elements in my work.
Forthcoming Exhibitions

1st April - 30th June ‘10
’Sparkling Springtime’, Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1RU

11th Apr. - 25th Apr ‘10
‘Dazzle’, Merchant Square, Candleriggs, 71 - 73 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1RB

16th May - 27th June ‘10
Mixed Exhibition, Brook Street Pottery, Brook Street, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, HR3 5BQ

20th - 29th May ’10
Exhibition responding to the theme ‘Ten Years of Music’, Franny & Filer, part of Chorlton Arts Festival

21st May - 15th Jun. ‘10
’New Faces - Ten from Ten’, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, 134 Blythswood Street, Glasgow, G2 4EL

Past Exhibitions
’Gold, Frankinsence & Myrhh’ Academy of Makers 72 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NS
'Dazzle’, Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, M60 2LA
’Genesis’, SDC Gallery, 24 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DU
‘Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair’, Spinningfields, Manchester
Exhibition, followed by Auction, Gallery Bar, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, M33 7ZF
Exhibition in ’The Workshop’, Lewes, part of ‘Lewes Artwave Festival’, East Sussex
‘Dazzle’, Traverse Theatre Atrium, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
’Glass Wear’, Zest Glass Gallery, London SW6 1RS, Coutts London Jewellery Week
‘Bead Dreams’ Bead and Button Show, Midwest Airlines Centre, Wisconsin, USA
‘Senses’, Academy of Makers, Butcher Works, Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NS
‘Exhibition of British Designer Jewellers’, The Stone Gallery, Oxfordshire, OX18 4QA
‘Dazzle’, Merchant Square, Candleriggs, 71 - 73 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1RB
‘Unpolished’, An online exhibition of experimental glass jewellery, at
’The Shop within the Show’, The Mall Galleries, off Traffalgar Square, London SW1
‘IDEAS 08’, Bury Museums and Art Gallery, Moss Street Bury, BL9 0DR
‘Dazzle’, Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, M60 2LA
Designer Crafts at Chelsea, Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 5EE
’One Year On’ part of ‘New Designers’, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
Showcase at the Rotunda, Liverpool, part of the ’Capital of Culture’ celebrations
‘New Creators’, Chapel Gallery, St Helen's Road, Ormskirk
Goldsmiths‘ Hall, Foster Lane, London, during Goldsmiths’ ‘Getting Started’ Course
‘Flux’, part of ‘Brilliantly Birmingham’, BCU School of Jewellery, Birmingham
’Spotlight Jewellery’, Grundy Gallery, Blackpool
’Contemporary Craft’, Kitchen Gallery, Norton Priory, Cheshire
‘New Designers’, Islington, London
BDes(hons) Degree Show, MMU
‘Making Craft Work’, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe
‘Contemporary Craft’, Kitchen Gallery, Norton Priory, Runcorn, Cheshire
BA(hons) Degree Show, MMU
Gill Wing Jewellery
Cetra Gallery and Studios
Franny & Filer
Dazzle Exhibitions, and
Preston Art & Design Gallery
The Biscuit Factory 116 Stoddard St

July ‘09 ’First Place’ in ‘Finished Jewellery’ category in ‘Bead Dreams ’09’ competition, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

March ‘09 Commended; Goldsmith’s Craftsmanship and Design Awards: Fashion Jewellery Production

March ‘08 Gold Award; Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Award: Fashion Jewellery Production

Summer 2010, Featured in the ‘Best of Worldwide - Jewelry,Volume I’, book by Kennedy Publishing

Jan ‘08 ‘Getting Started’, an Introduction to Business for Jewellers from The Goldsmiths’ Company

Sept. ’06 – June ’07 BDes (Hons) Three Dimensional Design, First Class, Creative Business Development, MMU

Sept. ’03 – June ’06 BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design, First Class, Manchester Metropolitan University
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Gold Frost CZ Ten Drop Earrings
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Platinum Frost CZ Bubble Neckpiece
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Autumn Colours Drops and Bubbles Bracelet