- London, UK
Paul Wells is a London based jeweller, renowned for his use of direct metalworking techniques such as forging and milling. Wells’ jewellery also makes innovative use of foldforming and he has recently developed his own method of scorefolding sheet metal to create unique forms, which bridge the gap between origami and architectural modelling.
Having taught at several London colleges for almost two decades, Paul Wells is a respected educator and keen advocate of foldforming, which he teaches regularly. His practical demonstrations of forging, anticlastic raising and foldforming feature in the chapter ‘Forming Techniques’ of The Workbench Guide to Jewellery Techniques (Thames and Hudson/Interweave, 2010).
1998 BA (Hons) Jewellery Design. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
‘Insects’ (Group Show), Galeria Alice Floriano, São Paolo, Brazil.
‘A Guide to Mourning Jewellery’ Lecture. Morley College, London.
‘Jewellery Matters’ (Group Show), Morley College, London.
‘Celebrating Barbara Christie’ (Group Show), Morley College, London.
‘Interwoven’ (Group Show), Morley Gallery, London.
‘Ampersand’, experimental art and music installation, Mindsweeper, Deptford.
‘Another Course’ (Group Show), Morley Gallery, London.
‘Ampersand’, with Evan Parker and Mark Sanders, Gallery IOTA, Ramsgate.
Licht und Blindheit, Musikalische improvisationen zu videocollagen. Forum Frieis Theatre,
‘Ampersand’, experimental art and music installation. Pauk Club, Zagreb, Croatia.
‘Like Minds’, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London.
Inhorgenta, Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany.
‘Significant’, Simmons Gallery, London.
Group Show, Form Design Centre, Malmo, Sweden.
‘Passing Out’ (Group Show), Sheffield.
Goldsmiths Hall, Craftsmanship and Design Awards - Earrings Exhibited.
2018 Ampersand: Time Noise Divide, Crushing Objects Records.
2012 The Guide to Gemstone Setting by Anastasia Young; Bloomsbury.
2010 The Workbench Guide to Jewellery Techniques by Anastasia Young; Thames & Hudson.
2008 The Jewellery Materials Sourcebook by Anastasia Young; A & C Black.
2004 The Earrings Book by Yvonne Kulagowski; A & C Black.
‘Findings’, The Association for Contemporary Jewellery’s magazine, Issue 27.
2002 The Art of Jewellery Design by Elizabeth Olver; Quarto Publishing.
2001 Jewellery Making Techniques Book by Elizabeth Olver; Quarto Publishing.
The Artist’s Sketchbook by Lucy Watson; Quarto Publishing.
2012 Juror’s Choice Award, Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition.
1997 Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary.
2002 - present. Short Course Tutor, Central Saint Martins, UAL, London.
2003 - present. Jewellery Tutor, Morley College, London.
2001- present. Part-Time Jewellery Technician, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.
1999 - present. Visiting Jewellery Tutor, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.
Where to Buy
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