Lily Read

Lily Read

Lily Read holds a BA in Three Dimensional Design from Manchester School of Art where she studied a range of material processes. Before the final year of her degree, she attended an undergraduate Summer School at The Goldsmiths’ Centre in London which lead to a focus on jewellery in her final year. Lily attended an ‘Introduction to Art Direction for Fashion’ at Central Saint Martins followed by ‘Jewellery Design with Marc Monzo’ at Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts.

Before applying to the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) Jewellery & Goldsmithing Course, Lily was Artist in Residence at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham where she developed a new body of work which was exhibited at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh. While in Birmingham, Lily combined her own practice with teaching and facilitating undergraduate students in their own development.

“Skills-based craftsmanship is a strong focus in my work as I wish to continue the traditional methods of a goldsmith. My designs are driven at first by external influences, then the work comes to life when I am looking at creating and construction, using geometry in the process to develop the design, enhancing the overall product.”

Gemset Ring:

18ct white and yellow gold, Tourmaline, diamonds

Contact info:

Lily Read
Norwich, England
lilymread@gmail.com
+44 771 824 6692
lilyreadjewellery.com
@lily.read

2019 Graduates