Manchester Art Gallery

Karl Fritsch Jewellery

The first UK solo exhibition from celebrated contemporary jewellery designer Karl Fritsch.

Manchester Art Gallery
Friday 15 February 2013–Sunday 23 June 2013


Fritsch is a German-born, New Zealand-based jewellery designer whose highly sought-after work features in public and private collections around the world. Fritsch’s hand crafted jewellery is uniquely unconventional and according to exhibition curator Jo Bloxham ‘exudes an energy and fascination unlike that of any other living jeweller today.’ His playful approach combines precious and non-precious materials from gems to rusty screws alike, forging surreal yet perfect creations which push the boundaries of design to its limits.

Every piece on display was hand made and unique, often enabling the wearer to add his or her mark over time. Many of the pieces were available to buy with prices starting from £100 upwards.