Wendy Ramshaw CBE
Wendy Ramshaw explores chromatic possibilities in the most personal of sculptural forms – jewelry. Inspired by sources as varied as Picasso's portraits of women, Shakespeare's Tempest, and the paintings of Klee and Kandinsky, she masterfully incorporates color with a myriad of materials and metal techniques. Gold, silver, glass and perspex are deftly fabricated and formed. The richness and variety of color is realized with diverse technical skills including enameling, anodizing and resin inlay. Vibrantly colored palettes are created with precisely cut and set precious stones.
For over four decades, Ramshaw's elegant and distinctive ring sets, brooches, earrings and neckpieces have garnered the admiration of her peers and the public. Recognized as one of Britain's most celebrated and honored artists, Wendy Ramshaw was appointed Commander of the British Empire for Services to Art by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003. Her work resides in some of the world's finest public collections, including: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France; Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; Victoria and Albert