We actually spotted (and loved) Victoria Walker‘s work at New Designers 2009, and so we were delighted to find her again in the ‘One Year On’ section in this year’s show. There was no doubt in our minds that she’d make a great exhibitor at the Barbican this year.
This photo of Victoria exhibiting at Hidden Art in Cornwall this summer show how exceptionally mature her work is for someone who graduated so recently: just like her fantastic stand, her work is amazing, with incredible attention to detail.
Fascinated by movement and natural forms, Victoria’s jewellery often has moving parts, as you can see in this beautiful sterling silver and 18ct gold Daisy Locket.
This ‘Fly Away’ pendant illustrates her idea that ‘sometimes the most beautiful or precious elements are hidden beneath the surface’: a diamond is nestled between the wings.
Having already exhibited at the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey and won a bursary from The Goldsmiths’ Company for her mechanical locket designs, Victoria is already clearly having great success in her career.
But to really appreciate the quality of her work you do need to see it and handle it, which you can do now at the DJG pop-up shop Barbican, London every day until 23rd December, and then again from 27th December – 5th January.