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Diana Greenwood

Biography

After graduating from the Royal College of Art with a Master's Degree in Goldsmithing and Silversmithing in 1993, Diana set up her studio in London in 1994 with the aid of a Crafts Council Grant, successfully designing and making jewellery and silversmithing for shows and galleries, nationally and internationally.
Diana won the P&O Makower Silver Commission for the Crafts Council in 1995 and in 1996 was named best newcomer at Chelsea Crafts Fair. She exhibited regularly in group exhibitions and at major crafts fairs with both her jewellery and silversmithing and was commissioned to make cutlery for the 'Sheffield Millennium Canteen' in 1997.

Diana's most recent work concentrates on jewellery (predominantly in silver, though sometimes with gold and semi-precious stones) and framed boxed pieces; her fascination with the garden and the process of gardening feeding her passion for working in metal.

Diana also made a return to silversmithing, showing her newest silver piece 'Hog's Back' at COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery in May 2013, as part of the Bishopsland Collection.

Diana is a Senior Fellow at Bishopsland Educational Trust and a member of The Sussex Guild.

EDUCATION
1991-93 ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
Masters Degree: Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery
1987-90 MANCHESTER POLYTECHNIC
BA (HONS) Three Dimensional Design
COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS
1999 Invited artist to the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Logo Design Competition
1998 Awarded a London Arts Board Grant
1997 Cutlery for the 'Sheffield Millennium Canteen Best Newcomers Prize- Chelsea Crafts Fair
1996 Finalist- Carroll Foundation Award- Chelsea Crafts Fair
1995 Winner of the P&O Makower Silver Commission for the Crafts Council Collection
1994 Awarded a Crafts Council Setting-up Grant

CRAFTS COUNCIL LISTING
Index of Selected Makers

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
1995 'Out of this world', The Influence of Nature on Craft and Design 1800-1995
Crafts Council, London
1995 'New Faces', Craft Council gallery at the V& A Museum
1996 'Living Silver', Craft Council Touring Exhibition
1996 'Islington Makers', Lesley Craze Gallery, London
1996 Chelsea Crafts Fair
1997 'Inorgenta', Trade Fair, Munich, Germany
1997 'Britain Now', Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, USA
1997 'Contemporary Tableware', Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow
1997 Showcase Exhibition, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
1997 'Table of Delights', Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1997-8 'Some Like It Hot', Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
1998 'Silver-Polished and Patinated', Lesley Craze Gallery, London
1998 'Metalmorphosis', British Metalwork, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague
1998 'The Silver Show', Leighton House, London
1999 'Table Manners', The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London
1999 'Silver in Motion', Schoonhoven, Netherlands
1999 'A Retrospective Future', Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds
1999 'Feast of Silver', Contemporary Applied Arts
2000 'Young Silversmiths', The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2000 'Full Bloom', Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London
2000 'Silver 2000', Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2000 'Jewels for the Year 2000', Lesley Craze Gallery, London
2000 'Spoons', The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 'British Silver', Gallery Tactus, Copenhagen, Denmark
2001 'Bishopsland Retrospective', Jelly Leg'd Chicken Arts, Reading
2001 'Spoons, Big and Small', Lesley Craze Gallery, London
2002 'Cutting Design', Geffrye Museum Design Centre, London
2003 'Silver Sparks!' The Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, London
2004 'Hidden Art Revealed', Geffrye Museum Design Centre, London
2005 'Boxed 'n' Cased', Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
2005/6 'Making it Yours: Metal', Crafts Council Gallery, London

TEACHING
1994-96 Royal College of Art, Specifically on the 'Batch Production Project London Guildhall University, Various projects with Levels 2 & 3

COMMISSIONS
1997 Silver Cutlery for the 'Sheffield Millennium Canteen 'Hot and Cold', Silver Bath Oil Vessels, commissioned by the Crafts Council

ARTICLES
Corinne Julius, Design News, Homes and Property section, Evening Standard, 13th March 2002
Katie Campbell, Design News, Homes and Property section, page19, Evening Standard,
3rd October 2001
Nilgin Yusuf, Article, ELLE Magazine, Oct 1997
Liz Hoggard, 'Aromatherapy on Tap', CRAFTS, Nov/Dec, page 11 1996
David Beasley, Silver Initiatives, GOLDSMITHS REVIEW 1996
Sophie Chamier, Best Buys, The Knowledge, YOU Magazine, 14th May 1995
Drusilla Beyfuss, A Feast of Silver, TELEGRAPH Magazine, February 1993

BOOKS
Various, OUT OF THIS WORLD- THE INFLUENCE OF NATURE ON CRAFT AND DESIGN 1880-1995, Crafts Council 1995
THE SILVER TRUST CATALOGUE

TELEVISION
Edward Milner, CONNECTED, Acacia Productions for THE LOCAL CHANNEL, May1999

COLLECTIONS
Crafts Council Silver Collection (P&O Makower Award)
British Council Collection
Collection of Wendy Ramshaw and David Watkins
Collection of The Royal College of Art

Diana Greenwood

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Waggon Yard
Farnham
Surrey GU9 7PS
United Kingdom

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