"I am excited by the sensual and rich forms that can be created by the rhythmic process of making and believe my nature is reflected through my work. It is delightful to be absorbed in every stage, from design to the finished piece." Ndidi Ekubia
Celebrated British silversmith Ndidi Ekubia’s large vessel forms are instantly recognisable for the fluidity of their hand-finished, planished surfaces. Born in Manchester in 1973, Ekubia studied 3D Design in Wolverhampton before obtaining an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery at the Royal College of Art in 1998. Her practise involves ‘pushing the metal to its limit, emphasising the fluid vitality of each form’ (Glanville, Philippa, Fluid Vitality: the Silver of Ndidi Ekubia, Goldsmiths’ Review 2013-4, pp. 30-33) and she immerses herself in the creative process to produce works that emphasise the inherent quality of the material and permit the viewer to experience its three-dimensional aspects, as with the current work, where each angle offers a different view.
Ekubia is represented in important private and public collections of contemporary craft including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Crafts Council, London; Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen; Winchester Cathedral, Winchester and the Goldsmiths’ Company, London. She was awarded an M.B.E. for services to silversmithing in 2017.
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