David Hensel

David is known internationally for his unique sculptural jewellery, with exhibitions dating back to 1978. Pieces are included in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and the Arts Council among others, and there are references in numerous books and articles on contemporary jewellery.

Larger sculpture has been included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Drawing has always been an important aspect of his work, and for several years he’s been concentrating on a series of landscape drawings, as colour studies and as an exploration both of his memory of the chalk downs of rural Dorset where he grew up, and of the countryside around East Grinstead and Forest Row, where he lives now, which was the centre of the medieval iron industry with its weapons manufacture.

His particular concern has been to develop a visual language  to describe the forms and surfaces of the hills and glow of light in the valleys, and to do this in a drawing process with bright colour.

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