Kelvin J Birk

Kelvin J Birk

Creator of contemporary jewellery and objects in precious metals and gemstones.

Biography

My work consists of valuable metals and gemstones, which are ruthlessly deconstructed and then reconstructed to create dynamic jewellery and objects.

Graduating in Goldsmithing at the Berufsfachschule fuer Glas und Schmuck a German college whose teaching is highly infulenced by Bauhaus design and Philosophy. Kelvin took his MA in Silversmithing and Jewellery (awarded with distinction) from the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art in 1997.

To create his innovative body of work - sapphires, rubies, emeralds and other precious stones are smashed and then reconstructed on precious metal structures. These ‘stones’ may also be used alongside whole gems to create dynamic jewellery.

As Kelvin's work can be commissioned - unworn items of jewellery can be re-used, giving them new life and wearability.

Services

I’m a creative careers participant

Creative Careers is a gateway to a professional career in craft and design. Participants are integrated into Cockpit Arts’ professional working environment, while craft mentors provide aspirational role models.

jewellery precious

Some Kelvin's jewellery pieces are carefully planned and designed and others evolve naturally from the intrinsic qualities of the material.

metalwork and silversmithing

Contemporary Silverware is often combined with concrete in Kelvin's collection.

weddings

Kelvin works to commission. If desirable unworn items of jewellery can even be re-used, giving wedding jewellery an additional personal charm.