David Watkins, Wendy Ramshaw

All about me. Wendy Ramshaw. David Watkins
Munich | Lecture | Sunday 20 March 2011 | 11:00 | Ernst von Siemens Auditorium, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barerstrasse 40, 80333 München | entrance free

In the mid 1960s Wendy Ramshaw and David Watkins ran a small firm called Optik Art Jewellery. They designed acrylic fashion jewellery inspired by op art paintings of the period. Later in 1967 they designed and sold paper jewellery all over the world. This was prior to a new revolution in jewelry design which was looming, throughout the 70s with non-precious materials and artistic ideas replacing material values. Ramshaw and Watkins were among the protagonists of the London scene. Ramshaw started out as an illustrator and textile designer. She has received numerous prestigious awards for her works, which include the Millennium Medal for Queen Elizabeth II. Her husband David Watkins was a jazz pianist, now a sculptor, and jewelry artist. Through his unconventional techniques and methods of working with materials he creates a unique style all of his own; from 1984 until 2006 he was Professor of Metalwork and Jewelry at the Royal College of Art in London.
Lecture in English.

An event by Die Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich – in co-operation with Arnoldsche Art Publishers