An exhibition celebrating 20 years of the personality-packed jewellery brand Tatty Devine. This is a Crafts Council touring exhibition funded by Arts Council England.
Ty Pawb is delighted to host the first retrospective of Tatty Devine, exploring entrepreneurship, innovative British making and the power of creativity. Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine, features over 100 pieces from the past 20 years, from early leather cuffs and piano belts to giant two-metre versions of their ‘greatest hits' including a lobster, magpies and a huge banana, alongside sketchbooks, ephemera and two new films!
Tatty Devine's founders Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine met at Chelsea College of Art and founded Tatty Devine when they graduated. The brand began at Spitalfields Market in East London in the mid-1990s. Not long after, they invested in their first laser cutting machine, going on to create a personality-packed jewellery brand much loved and still culturally relevant 20 years on. Their DIY, unknowingly anarchic approach resonated with industry and the public who were hungry for something different from the commercialised, mass-produced products on offer.
Turning throwaway disposable objects like scraps of leather and guitar plectrums into jewellery not only landed the brand in Vogue magazine but also in the hearts of loyal fans all over the world. Their work and collaborations have become markers of the time they were made in.
Tatty Devine has always worked closely with musicians, artists, designers and brands from Gilbert and George to Belle and Sebastian - all people they feel a connection to. Creativity, self-expression, and hand-making are at the heart of everything they do.
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