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.