Nettie Birch MSDC


About Nettie
Nettie Birch's company nbNg makes jewellery, raised vessels & sculptural pieces using aluminium, copper & sterling silver. Her jewellery centres on the technique of fold-forming, folding sheet metal & compressing & stretching it by hammering. Nettie’s raised work seeks to connect the skill of silversmithing with contemporary materials such as aluminium & copper to give these “ordinary” metals a more “extraordinary” presence.
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nbNg is the work of Nettie Birch. Nettie is a self-taught jeweller who, after redundancy in 2008 started her full time business, Ng Jewellery. She discovered fold-forming in 2009 and, after a year perfecting the technique, changed the focus of her work to concentrate solely on the discipline. The joy of fold forming, for Nettie, is watching the metal move and allowing unexpected movements to define new directions. Often the resulting shapes need careful consideration as to how to make into wearable jewellery and engineering new connections is all part of the challenge.

She has also spent the last year adding the traditional skill of raising to her repertoire, producing small vessels in aluminium & copper.

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Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Designer Makers at The Mall – Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries

2014 “Inspire” - Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, UK

2013 “Make” - Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, UK

2012 “30 Years of Jewellery” - The Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds UK

Selected Craft & Design Shows

2017 Handmade at Kew

2017 Salisbury Contemporary Craft

2017 Made Canary Wharf

2016 Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Made By Hand Cardiff

2015 “Craft” (Olympia), Made By Hand Cardiff, GNCCF, Made Brighton

2012 -2017 Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Show


New Creative Markets - creative industry professional development programme at SPACE- 2014 intake


1 Day Fold Forming Workshops – CreatStudio, Faversham, UK

Various Dates 2014-2017

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