Fly Me to Jupiter collection launch by new Hackney-based designer Kassandra Lauren Gordon
Private View: Monday 2nd – 6pm – 9pm
Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 8th March 2015
Tuesday-Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
The Corner Shop, Craft Central, 21 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DX
Exciting new jeweller Kassandra Lauren Gordon launches her first collection Fly Me to Jupiter in The Corner Shop Gallery for women who want to make a habit of success and confidence.
Fly Me to Jupiter is inspired by space as a symbol for boldness, new experiences and self-acceptance.
Experience as a domestic violence worker and working with women in the community have convinced Gordon of the need for women to be more affirming of themselves.
Reaching for the stars is that much easier when you can attach them to your hand. Fly Me to Jupiter uses spheres and circles to represent orbits and celestial bodies. Angular shapes symbolize dimensions.
The jewellery satisfies the desire of some women for precious pieces made by hand that can be worn seamlessly in professional and casual contexts.
All pieces are made from precious metals and gemstones by hand from Gordon’s home studio.
“To me space is a metaphor for accepting oneself and ambition. As a physical destination it is a limitless place. Even when we say ‘reach for the stars’ we have an infinite choice of which stars as though to match the diversity of human personality and choice. You don’t need to have the same destination as other people and that’s OK.”
Kassandra Lauren Gordon moved to London five years ago. She studied jewellery manufacture and design in Hatton Gardens, first through short courses before setting up a home studio. She studied at Holts Academy and is also a performance poet. Her Jamaican heritage is represented by ‘ackee’ in her logo, the Jamaican national fruit.
The Corner Shop, Craft Central Craft Central is a pioneering not-for-profit organisation established over 25 years that is dedicated to building a strong future for craft and design. It runs The Corner Shop, a well-lit, street-facing, self-contained exhibiting space located in the heart of the city.