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Kevin Coates: A Bestiary of Jewels
A Ruthin Craft Centre Touring Exhibition
A Parrot for Flaubert. Photo Clarissa Bruce
23/08/2014 - 19/10/2014
Kevin Coates is a leading artist-goldsmith and sculptor who creates extraordinary jewellery in gold, precious stones, shells, and other unusual materials.
He has created a new ‘Bestiary’, pairing a human with their significant animal, to celebrate the joy of these special relationships which cross the great man/animal divide.
The exhibition was presented in the form of a medieval Bestiary, with illustrated ‘pages’ bearing a mounted jewel created from materials as diverse as the subjects themselves.
A Bestiary of Jewels was produced by Ruthin Craft Centre in association with the Ashmolean Museum