Harriet Vine MBE and Rosie Wolfenden MBE, co- founders of the internationally successful British jewellery design company Tatty Devine, will be taking part in a free Q&A chaired by Brian Chalkley, Course Director of MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, as part of our UAL Meets series on Wednesday 28 May.
This free event will take place in the Banqueting Hall at Chelsea from 5-6.30pm.
Alumni of Chelsea, Harriet and Rosie met and studied on the Fine Art degree course. After graduating, they began making leather wrist cuffs to sell at London’s markets. Proving to be immensely popular, they were soon selling out every week at Portobello and Spitalfields. Vogue shot their first collection, and with lots of hard work, luck and fun, they have grown their business, Tatty Devine, to where it is today.
Tatty Devine is well known for producing distinctive Perspex jewellery which is handmade in the UK. Their most recognisable piece is the original personalised Name Necklace, which customers can watch being laser cut and made on the spot. Tatty Devine also frequently collaborate with other creatives, especially those in art, music or fashion. They’ve worked with avant-garde girl group Chicks on Speed, British fashion designers Louise Gray and Peter Jensen, artists including Rob Ryan and Gilbert & George and produced pieces for Tate, V&A, Barbican and Selfridges.
Proudly British, as Tatty Devine continues to grow Harriet and Rosie are sticking to their principles of keeping production in the UK. And whilst business is serious, they say ‘above all, we’re always motivated by fun’.
Audience members are encouraged to put questions to Tatty Devine during the session and can join @UniArtsLondon in using the hashtag #UALMeets to live tweet from the event.
UAL Meets brings together students, staff and alumni from across the University, with leading creative figures.