Award-winning jeweller Tanvi Kant is based in north London. She re-constructs a diverse palette of textiles embellished with embroidery threads, reticulated silver and gemstones into tactile, sculptural and unusual forms of adornment for discerning private clients.
Graduating in 2005 from 3D Design (Sustainable Practice) at the University of Derby Tanvi began creating her jewellery initially working from home in Nottingham and Leicester, winning several awards for her collections and practice supported by the Association for Contemporary Jewellers', the Arts Council of England, and the Crafts Council. She debuted a bespoke collection for luxury British brand Bamford, and exhibited in galleries in the UK and internationally including Electrum Gallery, Crafts Council shop at V&A Museum, Lesley Craze and flow gallery. In 2007, her work was part a year long British Council exhibition ‘Alchemy’ that toured work by 8 British jewellers in 6 countries across the Middle East. She has had two solo exhibitions, her first at the City Gallery in Leicester and the her second show was supported with a national bursary award from the shape of things at Touchstones Rochdale Museum and Gallery in Lancashire.
Tanvi has a variety of experiences in running artist-led workshops in galleries, museums and artisan projects in rural India supported by the Arts Council of England, A Fine Line arts consultancy and the British Council. 'JEWELSTITCHERY' was formed for her final project at the Royal College of Art on the Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery Master of Arts and was selected for the Sustain RCA show. This project involved a wall based installation of materials which visitors were invited to select and encouraged to create their own piece of hand-stitched, knotted and bound memento. A strong focus alongside her textiles practice is engaging the public with drop-in workshops to encourage an exploration of their innate creativity through interactive installations and teaching short courses at adult education college City Lit in Covent Garden. Previous workshops include the Southbank Centre, the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, London based charities such as the Friendship Network, Eaves for Women with jewellery social enterprise - BACA jewellery, West Hampstead Women's Centre, the Mental Wealth Festival at City Lit and as part of Create! the Young People's programme at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Recent workshops include the Indian Spring Festival at the Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Gallery for City Lit’s Mental Wealth Festival and mindfulness and jewellery workshops.