Creative Links: Jewellery for Screen and Stage - Designing for Game of Thrones

22 Nov 2018 · 6:00PM - 8:00PM
£10 includes a welcome drink
Exhibition Room
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Join Yunus Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom in conversation with Annie Warburton, future CEO of Cockpit Arts. Yunus and Eliza will reflect on their experiences of designing jewellery for Game of Thrones seasons 5, 6 & 7 in collaboration with costume designer Michele Clapton, as well as bespoke sculptures for the film, television and music worlds. They will share their journey, from the founding of their creative partnership in 2008 to the establishment of MEY Designs; a brand retailing their Game of Thrones designs. Come and learn about how they have collaborated with this industry.

When does the talk start?

Exchange innovative ideas and network with your peers with a glass of wine, a beer or soft drink from 6pm. The talk starts at 6.30pm.   

Who are the speakers?

Yunus Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom

Launched in 2008 with their acclaimed Unsung Heroes collection Yunus Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom’s creative partnership has gone on to become one of the most in demand and respected in the industry. The Studio creates bespoke sculptures within the film, TV, fashion, interior design, and music worlds. Yunus & Eliza jewellery has featured globally in some of the duo’s favourite stores and is now exclusively made to order. Specializing in hand carved sculptural metal work this award-winning studio is where masterful craftsmanship meets
rebellious luxury design.

Yunus & Eliza’s second brand MEY Designs is co-owned with Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton, and is licensed by HBO to sell product the duo creates for the TV series.

Image credits: Yunus & Eliza in collaboration with Michele Clapton for Game of Thrones and Drew Cox

Annie Warburton

Currently Creative Director at the Crafts Council, Annie Warburton will join Cockpit Arts as CEO in November.

At Crafts Council, Annie leads on exhibitions, international programmes, education, and research. She also directs the Crafts Council’s innovation programme on intersections between craft, science, technology and industry.  

Recent exhibitions include British Craft – The Miami Edit, Miami Art Week, 2017 and 2016; The New Materiality, Basel 2017; States of Play, Hull UK City of Culture 2017; and Nature Lab, Design Miami/Basel 2016.  In 2016, she co-launched Real to Reel – the Craft Film Festival, during London Craft Week, now in its third edition.  

Annie frequently writes, presents and broadcasts on craft, art and design in the UK and internationally. 

Annie began her career at the Crafts Council of Ireland. Before joining the UK Crafts Council in 2014, she was CEO of creative development agency ArtsMatrix and Head of Partnerships at Creative Skillset, where she pioneered apprenticeships in media, fashion and textiles.  She is an Associate of Newnham College, Cambridge.