Kerry was awarded a first class honours degree in BA. Jewellery by Middlesex University this summer. In June her necklaces were featured in an article in the Daily Telegraph. This and other press coverage helped contribute to a massive interest in Kerry's work resulting in 1.75 million 'hits' on her website a month after its launch. Her jewellery was spotted by Sagmeister, a New York design company, who commissioned Kerry to design a poster for an exhibition to be shown at the Louvre in Paris from October. Kerry was also chosen by Craft magazine as one of their six favourite graduates of the year with an article due to feature in their September/October edition.
Kerry's success story continues. One of her pieces is currently in New York being filmed for a programme on the Discovery channel. Her other pieces were recently on show at the National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford. She is currently awaiting confirmation from the Museum of Art & Design in New York that they are going to show her work as part of an exhibition that is due to run from January - May 2012.
'It has been so overwhelming', commented Kerry. 'I would like to take some time to think about what I want to do next.
At MoDA we felt privileged that Kerry was able to spare some time in her busy schedule to drop into the new MoDA Collections Centre this week. Furthermore she has provided us with her necklaces so that we can show them as part of a display of the Arthur Silver Award 2011 in the Sheppard Library located on the Hendon campus of Middlesex University. The display will run throughout the month of October.
'The collections at MoDA were so inspirational in the design of the necklaces', Kerry commented. 'The first time around I only touched the tip of the iceberg - there is still so much more to see!'
Kerry has already made an appointment for another visit to MoDA for next month. I am looking forward to seeing what she comes up with next!