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Naomi Filmer

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Associate Lecturer, BA Jewellery Design
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Central Saint Martins
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Teacher Researcher
Naomi  Filmer

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Using jewellery to reveal planes, attitudes, hidden places and spaces of the body, and materials that reflect the entropic change of bodies has been the continuing hallmark of my work.

I challenge the boundaries of what defines jewellery, focusing on the relationship between body, object and the absence of an object. After completing a masters degree in Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, London I built my reputation through catwalk collaborations with designers such as Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Anne Valerie Hash. More recently my work features in international Fashion and Applied Art exhibitions, noted for my sculptural forms and experimental use of materials (ice, chocolate, glass, rubber).

My recent research has focused on film and photography, to display work. Film loops and lenticulars invite an audience to focus on isolated anatomical areas as if they are jewels in their own right. This medium challenges contemporary craft ideas, marrying craft with design. My latest work includes sculptural installations showing new directions in her practice.

In addition to Central Saint Martins, I teach at The London College of Fashion and HEAD Geneva as well as exhibiting internationally and designing for international design houses.

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