AWARD-WINNING HAND-CONSTRUCTED TEXTILE JEWELLERY BY LONDON BASED TEXTILE ARTIST TANVI KANT. Committed to sourcing and upcycling sari silks and dress-making remnants, her innovative hand-spun fabric techniques are transformed into tactile, sculptural and unusual forms of adornment for discerning private clients and specialist boutiques and galleries. Graduating in 2005 from 3D Design (Sustainable Practice) at the University of Derby Tanvi began creating her jewellery practice model initially working from home in the East Midlands, winning several awards for her collections and practice supported by the Association for Contemporary Jewellers', the Arts Council of England, Crafts Council. She debuted a bespoke collection for British Luxury brand Bamford, and exhibited in galleries in the UK and internationally including Electrum Gallery, V&A Museum, the Middle East. Tanvi presently lives and works in leafy north London, continually developing her collections.
Tanvi Kant jewellery branched an additional strand inspired by experiences running artist-led workshops in galleries and museums as well as artisan projects in rural India supported by the Arts Council of England, A Fine Line arts consultancy and the British Council. 'JEWELSTITCHERY' was formed for her final project at the Royal College of Art on the Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery Master of Arts and was selected for the Sustain RCA show. With the support of mentors and assistants, Tanvi's focus is on a continual evolution of a socially conscious fine contemporary craft studio by engaging the public with drop-in workshops exploring their innate creativity through interactive skill-sharing installations, and teaching in the life-long learning sector at the well-known adult education college City Lit in Covent Garden. Jewelstitchery has recently led workshops at the Southbank Centre, the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict and partnered with local London based charities such as the Friendship Network, Eaves for Women and jewellery social enterprise - BACA jewellery.