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My current body of work 'Garden of Kuchh' is a collection of metal embroideries that is hand woven in wax and casted in metal. Each element is selectively powder coated multiple times to give it its unique coloring. The colors are rich and vibrant representing the magnificent textile work of Kuchh, Gujarat (India). The designs are intersections between my deep interest in Indian textile motifs and my interaction with Contemporary Art World. Two contrasting elements are married into one composition trying to create harmony and contradiction at the same time. These pieces channel the dual identity that has developed in me by living and travelling abroad while holding on to my strong Indian inheritance.
My work has wide range of brooches, neck pieces, rings and arm pieces, all individually composed and crafted. I use traditional techniques like filigree, enameling and knotting with threads in a contemporary framework.
Color is an important element in my work. I find my colors through different materials and techniques and compose them together on the metal canvas. Fabric, thread, fine wires, metal sheets, enamels all delicately layered and hand crafted, giving tactile quality and contrasting texture to my work.
So little that has been seen and spoken about Indian female artists/makers. Being one myself I also want to start a conversation around Indian aesthetics and its scope in Art Jewelry World through my work.
Born in Udaipur ( Rajasthan ) India, Vershali Jain is MA in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Edinburgh College of art, Scotland. Selected to show her Graduation Collection at New Designers (London), Marzee graduate show - Galerie Marzee (Netherlands) and Talente - Schmuck (Munich) her work exhibits the unconventional approach to materials, vibrant colors and playfulness.
She recently exhibited and demonstrated her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Jewelry Artist / Metalsmith
2017 Makers 2017, Brooklyn Metal Works (Brooklyn, NY)
2017 Botanics, Diana Potter Gallery (Bristol, UK)
2017 Autor 2017, (Bucharest, Romania)
2017 East West Fine Art Gallery, (Naples, Florida)
2015 Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Artist demo (Manhattan, NY)
2015 Draft Space, Complete Parts, (Manhattan, NY)
2015 Alchemy3, Enamellist Society exhibition, USA
2015 Makers 2015, Brooklyn Metal Works (Brooklyn, NY)
2014 Makers 2014, Brooklyn Metal Works (Brooklyn, NY)
2013 Makers 2013, Brooklyn Metal Works (Brooklyn, NY)
2012 Gallery expo arte (Oslo, Norway)
2012 Talente 2012, Schmuck (Munich, Germany)
2012 Marzee graduate show, Galerie Marzee (Netherlands)
2011 New designers show (London, UK)
2010-2011 Edinburgh College of Art (Scotland), Jewelry Design and Silversmithing, MA
2005-2009 National Institute of Fashion Technology (India), Fashion and Lifestyle Accessory Designing, BFtech (Gold Medal and Certificate of Merit by the Textile Ministry of
India for Academic Excellence)
Where to Buy
Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.