kristina kitchener

Kristina Kitchener, BA (Hons)


Raised by Parents of the ‘waste not, want not’ generation, Kristina was encouraged from an early age to re-use and recycle. Her work is a reflection of this upbringing – it is concerned with redesigning and transforming the physicality of  the most mundane of materials, giving them new form and purpose. In coaxing ornament from the ordinary she provokes a re-assessment of their value and beauty.  


Forthcoming Exhibition


     November/December 2014           'Twas the Night Before Christmas' 

                                                                 Contemporary Applied Arts, London


                                                                       Current Collections


                                          Contemporary Applied Arts, 89 Southwark Street, London SE1 0HX


                                                                               Selected Previous Exhibitions


      06 -10 October 2014                       LOOT 2014: MAD about Jewelry:

                                                                 The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York City, USA

      May 2014 - June 2014                       'How does our garden grow' Installation as part of Chelsea Fringe Festival:

                                                                        Contemporary Applied Arts, London

       February 2014                                      Discover: The Modern Craft Market: Heal's Department Store, London

       November 2013-January 2014       Whiteout: Contemporary Applied Arts, London 

       November 2012-January 2013       Gifted: Contemporary Applied Arts, London 

       January-February 2012                     Target the Heart: Contemporary Applied Arts, London

       November 2011-January 2012        Present Collectables: Contemporary Applied Arts, London

       May - June 2011                                  Ornament: Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre

       September 2010                                  Focus Showcase in 'A Living Space' curated by Kit Kemp:  

                                                                         Contemporary Applied Arts, London

       November 2008-January 2009        Sustainable Style: Vicky Sewart Gallery, Plymouth

       August-October 2008                        Marzee International Graduation Show 2008:

                                                                         Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Holland

        Autumn 2008                                       Knitted Student Textile Awards:

                                                                         International Knitting & Stitching Show, 

                                                                         NEC Birmingham; Alexandra Palace, London;

                                                                         International Centre, Harrogate.

       September-November 2008            Reworked 2 Exhibition: Washington Gallery, Penarth

       September 2008                                  Open Studios: The Garden Gallery,

                                                                         Letchworth Garden City, Herts.  

       July 2008                                                New Designers Exhibition: Business Design Centre, London N1

      June 2008                                               Free Range Graduate Art & Design Show:

                                                                        Truman Brewery,  London

      Spring 2006                                           ‘Inspired By…’ Exhibition: Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW1


 Teaching Consultant

       March 2011                       Central Saint Martins, London: BA Jewellery (2nd year) - 'Sustainability' catwalk project


                                                                           Guest Speaker

       February 2012                    Sustainable Symposium,  Central Saint Martins, London



Make Jewellery Magazine: Maze Media, September 2011

Sustainable Jewellery by Julia Manheim; A&C Black, 2009



BA (Hons) Jewellery – First Class Honours ,  Middlesex University, 2002/04, final year 2007/08

BTEC Award in Design Crafts (Distinction), Westminster Adult Education Service, 2006/07

BTEC Diploma in Jewellery (Advanced), Westminster Adult Education Service, 2005/06

BTEC Introduction to Jewellery Design, Westminster Adult Education Service, 2004/05

Foundation in Art and Design (Distinction), North Herts College, Hitchin, 2001/02



      Sustainable Jeweller




        Personal Profile

        LOOT 2014, New York City

        Current Collection


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