David Hensel’s output covers many media, including sculpture in wood, stone and bronze, drawings and the jewellery for which he has been known internationally for over 30 years, in which he combines precious materials with a wide range of others, often carving semi-precious stones, wood or ivory to incorporate in pieces that then exist both as wearable jewels and pieces of personal sculpture.
He employs a distinctive representational element in jewellery design, imagery of natural forms realised in natural materials.
His unique approach and inventiveness in jewellery design has been of considerable influence, and he has an international reputation as one of England’s leading Artist-Jewellers, well represented in and major public and private collections.
Recent work, drawing in colour and sculpture, occasionally with a satirical aspect, is largely figurative. He is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Exhibitions and Events include:
Solo exhibitions: London, Electrum Gallery 1977 Munich, Galerie Rutzmoser 1978,1981, 1992 The Arts Council (South East Arts) – Hove Museum and Art Gallery, 1996
Group shows, London: Goldsmiths’ Hall, V&A Museum, Crafts Council, Electrum, Bentley &Skinner (Bond St), Charles de Temple, Royal Festival Hall
UK: London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Touring shows.
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