Editorial

 
                 
  Inside Cornwall – April 04  
                 
  These sculptures, resplendent in their human and animal forms, are countered by Zoë Marie’s delicate jewellery. The first prize winner of the 2001 Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Award, Zoë finds inspiration in form rather than surface pattern producing work in gold, silver and semi-precious stones. All Zoë’s designs are innovative creations with interlocking articulated shapes replicating buds and petals and the strong starburst of a bulb breaking through frosty ground in the early spring. Zoë’s pieces move sinuously, just as a plant might vibrate in the wind. And just like a plant, these pieces beg to cherish and nourished.
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  Cornwall Craft Association  
                 
  Life has been extremely busy for St. Buryan-based jewellery designer and maker Zoë Marie since she moved to Cornwall early last year. She soon joined the CCA and had her work accepted at the Trelowarren and Trelissick Galleries. Zoë has recently received her second gold award from the Goldsmiths' Crafts and Design Council for the excellence of design work.

Zoë Marie gained a first class honours degree in jewellery and silversmithing at Loughborough College of Art, and this was followed by a spell at the London Guildhall University. She gained national recognition for her designs with work displayed at the prestigious 'Celebration in Gold & Silver' exhibition of pieces made during the reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Since then she has been privileged to exhibit her work at the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths' Fair in the City of London. In 2001 she received the first of her major awards for her innovative articulating pod necklace.

Zoë works in silver and gold and incorporates precious and semi-precious stones. Interlocking articulated necklaces form the core of her current collection. These pieces are beautifully tactile, they move sinuously through the hand and are highly finished three dimensional forms. Her work is inspired by the strength of nature's life-force and the components that make up her necklaces are reminiscent of buds and petals.

Zoë is keen to build relationships with local galleries: as well as Trelissick and Trelowarren, she has work on display at the Navigator Gallery in St Just. An innovative design for 2004, and the first of a 'wobbling' ring collection, will soon be available at the Avant Garde Gallery, Padstow. This creation takes its form from the enfolding petals of a rose, and incorporates a pink diamond in its white gold centre. Future ‘wobbling’ rings will be based on different flower shapes, and contain appropriately-coloured diamonds.

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  Gift Focus Magazine  
                 
  "Zoe Marie, with her amazing, award winning Articulated Pod design necklace, bracelet and earring collection, will be showing her designs and creations, as new exhibitor at Top Drawer.

Zoe's collection uses the pods, petals and seeds of nature as the basis for her creation of ball and socket links, incorporating many coloured precious stones, pearls or 18ct gold beads, allowing complete freedom of movement not present in conventional links, giving smooth elegant forms and a wonderful tactile quality."

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  The Jeweller  
                 
  "Zoe set up business a year ago assisted by the Prince's Trust and has already won the Essex Shell LIVEwire entrepreneur of the year and first prize in the Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship and Design Awards for her articulating pod necklace.  They are linked using a ball and socket, which allows complete freedom of movement.

For further details, contact Zoe Marie Jewellery Design on 01277 630421, fax on  01277 631667 or email now "

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  Gazette  
                 
  "A Billericay jewellery designer is looking forward to a golden future after securing a prestigious commission for this year's jubilee celebrations.

Zoe Marie, beat off stiff competition from across the country to be selected by the British Jewellery and Giftware Federation to design and manufacture a piece of work to mark the Queen's 50th year on the throne."

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  The Essex Magazine  
                 
  "The Essex Magazine Eastern Events Promotion.

Zoe Marie's designed featured in the promotion material for this special article on a local craft fair featuring designers and craft-workers from many disciplines including jewellery, furniture and ceramics."

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  You Magazine  
                 
  "The success of young designers such as Jade Jagger has jostled traditional jewellery houses into injecting some colour, movement and scale into their collections.

Pearls are still an aspiration but, rather than the cultured variety in a three-strand choker, wear ropes of freshwater pearls in metallic hues for a younger and fresher feel.  Sculptural 'strip' necklaces are replacing cross pendants, but these innovations aren't confined to Generation Y. There's a style - and price - to suit every age."

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  Business Echo  
                 
  "It takes more than flair and inspiration to get a new business off the ground, as Billericay-based jewellery designer Zoe Marie discovered.

After five years working in Hatton Garden, London's jewellery quarter, the 27-year-old decided last year the time had come to start her own business to concentrate on her own designs. Zoe has won a hatful of awards for her designs since completing her degree in jewellery and silversmithing at Loughborough University."

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  Yellow Advertiser  
                 
  "A young Billericay-based jewellery designer has been named as Essex's Shell Livewire young Entrepreneur of the Year.

She was up against serious competition from 31 other young entrepreneurs from Essex who have recently started their own businesses.  Her own business, Zoe Marie Designs, creates unique elegant jewellery pieces inspired by nature and featuring necklaces, bracelets, earrings, bangles, pendants and cufflinks."

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  Gazette  
                 
  "Zoe Marie. a former Billericay School student, designs and creates unique jewellery at her workshop and markets her work through design fairs and galleries.

In the coming year she plans to push forward the high quality side of the company while also looking to get an affordable designed manufactured for the high street.  This year is turning into a good year as Zoe also won the first prize in Goldsmith College's Craftsmanship and Design Awards earlier this year."

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  Yellow Advertiser  
                 
  "A young Billericay-based jewellery designer has been named as Essex's Shell Livewire young Entrepreneur of the Year.

She was up against serious competition from 31 other young entrepreneurs from Essex who have recently started their own businesses.  Her own business, Zoe Marie Designs, creates unique elegant jewellery pieces inspired by nature and featuring necklaces, bracelets, earrings, bangles, pendants and cufflinks."

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  Mid Essex Business  
                 
  "Ten of the country's brightest young business personalities displayed their wares and abilities in County Hall last week, when they competed for the Essex LiveWire Young Entrepreneur of the Year title.

Billericay jeweller designer Zoe Marie came out top in the Trading category winning 1.000 pounds in cash and 1,500 pounds of work from accountants Bird Luckin."
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  The Lakeside Mace  
                 
  "Just over a year ago Thurrock Council won its unitary status. that status was celebrated with the presentation of a ceremonial mace. It was designed by former Thurrock College student Zoe Manhood, on a commission from the shopping centre.

Councillor Jones said "The mace is a traditional object; a symbol of history." he added "it is a modern mace made of modern materials, by a modern designer and for a modern council."  He said the mace would be known as The Lakeside Mace".

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