Ruskin 200: Meet the Jeweller - Sheana Stephen

When
Sunday 22 September 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Price
Free, but donations welcome.
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Just turn up
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Millennium Gallery
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Talks and tours
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Artist-jeweller Sheana Stephen will be demonstrating her jewellery-making process as part of the Heritage & Legacy of the Ruskin Collection display, which opens at the Millennium Gallery on 14 September 2019.

For the first time the display includes works from the Creswick Collection. Ruskin became a patron of Benjamin Creswick, a Sheffield knife-grinder who showed remarkable artistic talent. Stephen’s work forms part of the Creswick legacy

A graduate of Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Stephen lives and works in Edinburgh as an artist jeweller. Her link with the Creswick family dates back to the 1970s when she took a workbench in the Creswick’s Edinburgh studio where she was based until the early 1980s. Working in part with inherited Creswick tools, Stephen creates individual pieces worked in gold, silver, pearls and gems that are inspired by flowers, legends, textures and travel. Stephen’s first exhibition was in 1971 at the Edinburgh Festival. She was president of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists and, in 1992, was commissioned to make a brooch to be presented to Her Majesty the Queen.

This is the second time that Stephen’s work will be on show in the Millennium Gallery; in 2009, several pieces of her work were shown as part of Can Art Save Us?, the first in a major series of exhibitions curated by Museums Sheffield exploring Ruskin's ideas.

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When
Sunday 22 September 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Price
Free, but donations welcome.
How to book
Just turn up
Where
Millennium Gallery
Theme
Talks and tours
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