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2018 Featured artist at Pyramid Gallery, York

2018 Featured artist at Pyramid Gallery, York

One fine day in June, I took the train north to the picturesque and historic city of York – where I have been showing my work for many a year – to be the featured artist at the beautiful Pyramid Gallery.

Terry, Fi and the team were so welcoming and it was a pleasure and a privilege to meet some of the customers who have been enjoying my work for so long.

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2019 Loot New York City

2019 Loot New York City

From April 8–13, 2019, I was in New York City.  I was honoured to have been invited to the prestigious Museum of Arts and Design on Columbus Circle to exhibit at LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, the museum’s annual exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind contemporary jewellery featuring designs from more than 50 emerging and acclaimed international jewelry artists.

Loot 2019                   museum of arts and design  

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2017 Sweet success at the Royal Academy

The Royal Academy

2017 Sweet success at the Royal Academy

The Royal Academy

From the Financial Times 11/11/2017

“The Royal Academy’s bestselling jewellery line is by Barbara Rae RA and Gail Klevan

“The Royal Academy can ask its Academicians — world-class artists who include the likes of Anselm Kiefer and David Hockney — to produce pieces. Its most successful jewellery line has been the collaboration between Barbara Rae RA, known for her vibrant palette, and Gail Klevan, a jeweller who makes painterly acrylic cufflinks, brooches, pendants and bangles.”

Gail Klevan best-selling jeweller at the Royal Academy

[Source: :FT Article 11/11/2017 Museums look to jewellery retail to close funding gap]

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2020 Year of Lockdown

Stay at home - Empty Piccadilly Circus

2020 Year of Lockdown

Stay at home - Empty Piccadilly Circus

Notwithstanding all the difficulties and terrible tragedies of the Covid-19 pandemic it nevertheless brought a few good things such as greatly reduced pollution, urban quiet, wildlife returning to the cities, and opportunities to build relationships with neighbours.  For me it also brought opportunities to design new ranges and to revamp my website.  I also found time for my other love, furniture and tried my had at some long overdue re-upholstering and I made a mosaic table for the patio.