Julie Usel – Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery

j.usel_portrait_Copyright- Heloise Faure 2012 (Photo credit: Heloise Faure)

I am a London based contemporary jeweller from Geneva. I graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, with a Masters degree in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery. This was possible due to winning a bursary from the IKEA Swiss Foundation.

I completed my BA(Hons) in Jewellery at the University of Art & Design, Geneva, after having spent one year in a jewellery school Le Arti Orafe jewelry school in Florence.

In 2009 I launched a collection of laser-cut stainless steel rings called “Trace of Lace” with a prize from the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation (Rolex). In 2008 I won a Swiss Federal Design Grant for my collection “Generic Pearls” and came to London for a six-month artist residency.

I have exhibited extensively, including Galerie Marzee (Nijmegen, 2012), Studio 2017 (Sydney, 2012), Museum Bellerive (Zürich, 2012), Museum of Art and History (Geneva, 2010), Gallery Deux Poissons, (Tokyo, 2010), SO Gallery (London, 2010), MUDAC (Lausanne, 2008), Talente (München, 2008).

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