Ndidi Ekubia workshop as part of Cromarty Fun Day

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An Open Workshop with international silversmith Ndidi Ekubia on the links on Saturday August 17th from 1pm - 5pm as part of Cromarty Fun Day.

 

Cromarty Arts Trust is planning to run a Silver Raising Course in March 2014 at the Stables with internationally known silversmith Ndidi Ekubia

As an introduction to this, Ndidi will be running an Open Studio Demonstration day on the links in Cromarty on Sat August 17th from 1pm - 5pm. This event is free and open to everyone. Come and see her at work- have a go yourself at bashing up a piece of metal and turning it into a beautiful object!

Ndidi Ekubia is a contemporary silversmith who has been creating stunning silverware from London since 1998.  Through her use of traditional hand-raising techniques and inspirations from her African heritage, Ndidi’s statement pieces take on fluid and sensual forms with both a sculptural and functional identity.  Her work swirls with vitality, and ranges in scale from domestic bowls, drinking vessels and vases, to spectacular wine coolers, salvers and centrepieces.

Her work spans domestic and museum settings: she was selected for the Museum of Arts and Design, New York’s ‘Global Africa Project’ in 2010, following on from her success as a featured artist in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York’s major exhibition ‘Rococo – The Continuing Curve 1730-2008’.  Her work is currently touring major galleries and museums in the US in the exhibition The Tool at Hand organized by the Chipstone Foundation.

Each year she participates in a busy schedule of shows in Europe, often including Goldsmiths’ Fair, COLLECT, PAD London, TEFAF Maastricht and Masterpiece, and she has also shown work at Sotheby’s, Garrard and Asprey.  She is currently represented by Adrian Sassoon and De Vroomen in London and Styles Silver of Hungerford.

For more information, please contact Cromarty Arts Trust on 01381 600354 or email info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk