Artist/ Ciara Clark

Manchester, United Kingdom

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CIARACLARK

Ciara Clark

designer / props and costume / art direction

introduction

CIARACLARK JEWELLERY DESIGN/ART DIRECTION/PROPS AND COSTUME/STYLING/SET DESIGN.

CIARACLARK is an independent British jewellery designer who specialises in making statement jewellery and accessories. Always striving to produce innovative design by constantly exploring and pushing the possibilities of the materials and concepts to create oversized but very wearable collections. Such impetuses have resulted in each collection having a distinctive theme. Although structural shape and industrial details are often present. CIARACLARK new collection introduces new current obsessions iridescence, transparent materials, the subtle contrast of matt and shiny and a new texture with pom poms and tassels.

What's Happening

Enterprise - Management

Manager at Studio 2

Role:

manager, maker, designer

Running 'Studio 2' a shop/studio from The Manchester Craft And Desin Centre along side another designer/maker.

awards_experience

First Place international award, Jewel in the City Exhibition

Where from:

Manchester

Ars Ornata Europeana is a major biennial European celebration of contemporary jewellery. Held for the first time in the UK this year 5 - 8 July 2007, AOE offered a most exciting programme of exhibitions and events. Aimed at jewellers, artists, curators, gallery owners and speakers from across Europe and beyond, it was the perfect venue to establish new contacts and network in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The theme for 2007, INSIDE OUT, encouraged a search across disciplines for new and fascinating inspiration and offered a forum for dialogue and discussion.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre are proud to be part of this exciting conference and is currently showing the results of the international student competition Jewel in the City. Participants were required to design and make a brooch in any material not to exceed 100 x 100 x 100 mm. Prizes were awarded to Ciara Clark, Carole Deltenre and Rui Kikuchi from the 18+age group and to Jamie Thompson and Charlotte Watson in the 16-18 age catagory. Delegates to the conference also chose their favourite pieces - in the 16-18 age group the winner is Erica Naylor from Keighley and in the 18+ age group the winner is Natalie Perret from France. Visitors to the Craft Centre can contribute to the people's choice. So come down and choose your favourite!

Showcase

http://otterly-charming.blogspot.co.uk

2 part feature for Otterly-Charming, exclucive behind the scenes and interview, 

here

Enterprise - Creative Business Model/ Plan

Founder CIARACLARK

Role:

Jewellery and design brand

Owner and designer/maker for CIARACLARK, indepandant british jewellery and design brand. 

Founded in 2012, always striving to produce new innovative designs by constantly exploring and pushing the possibilities of the material and concepts to create oversized but very wearable collections. Recently branching out into prop and costume design applying her skill set into larger scale projects and instlations.

Showcase

LOOK magazine

Feature in LOOK magazine.

Showcase

Object of Dreams Magazine

BLAC featured in Object of Dreams Magazine Issue 4, 2011

Showcase

Feature in Fused Magazine

Role:

Feature

Ashley Hilton’s ‘Space Scape’  featuring BLAC jewellery featured in Fused Magazine 2011

BLAC jewellery is the perfect antidote to the uncertain weather.  Created by Ciara Clark and Hannah Lindholm, BLAC jewellery combines natural minerals and woods with moody metals and fluorescent acrylics to ensure modern pieces that transcend seasons.'

Noise Achievement

Manager of NOISElab pop-up shop/gallery

Manager of NOISElab pop-up shop/gallery on Market Street in Manchester.

Guerilla pop-up shop, a concept store from NOISEfestival, built to showcase and sell NOISE astist's work, as well as host weekly workshop and events from leading indusdy people and artists.

My roles included;

managing a team of volunteers to keep eveything running at the lab,

assist in selecting work from NOISE artists to sell,

visual merchandising and product placement

Hosting and introducing high profile events and workshops

Speading the work of NOISE and encourging young artists to sign up to the website.

Supporting young artists.

Showcase

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft and Design Show

Role:

Exhibition

Location:

Manchester

Exhibiting at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft and Design Show for 3 years running 2010-2013.

Showcase

Liverpool Design Show

Role:

Show case and selling opportunity

Location:

Liverpool

Show casing and selling event at Liverpol Design Show 2010.

 

Enterprise - Creative Business Model/ Plan

Co-founder of BLAC (By Lindholm And Clark)

Role:

Partner in jewellery designer/maker company

Co-founder of BLAC (By Lindholm And Clark) a jewellery design brand from 2008-2011.

A company started with a fellow graduating student Hannah Lindholm, specialising in designing and making statement jewellery. 

We were based from a shop/studio in The Manchester Craft and Design Centre, BLAC exhibited in various shows inc;

Liverpool Design Show

The Great Northern Contempoary Craft and Design Show

Super Contemporary Exhibition, London

Buy Art Fair Manchester

Showcase

Artist in Resident for 'The Space'

Role:

Running the shop, selling work and host exhibitions

Location:

Manchester

My self and another two designer/makers were awarded artist in resident for 'The Manchester College' shop 'The Space.'

The role was to magange and run the shop, sell our work as well as student work, host student exhabitions and promote the college and its courses. 

Showcase

'Kiosk Kiosk' pop up shop by Wayne Hemmingway

Role:

show case and selling opportunity

Location:

London

Designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway MBE have called for budding creative entrepreneurs to come forward to sell their products from ‘KiosKiosK‘ – an innovative ‘pop up shop’ that will provide free temporary retail space for start-up businesses in central London this summer.

Skill

Styling/prop and set design/art direction

As well as designing and making all products for CIARACLARK I also style all the shoots.

I also create props and costume for shoots and sets. Most of my tecniques can be applied to large scale production.

Skill

Designer/marker

I am a fully qualified jewellery and product designera and maker

My skills include; soldering, casting, metal work, material manipulation, laser cutting, sewing, wood work, beading, textile work.

Skill

Operating the Laser cutter

I am fully quailfied on operating a laser cutting machine. i use it to cut materails such as acrylic, rubber, leather, paper, card and wood.

Skill

Adobe illustrator

I am very confidant on adobe illustrator i use it to develop my product designs and marketing and promotional material.

Skill

Photoshop

I am very comfortable working in photoshop, editing pictures, creating lookbooks and campaigns as well as promotional material and developing moodboards.

Education / Qualifications

the manchester college

Qualification:

HND in 3d design and applied arts

Location:

Manchester

HND 3D design and applied arts (level 5 BETC)

13 merits and 1 distinction (jewellery and body adornment)

Product shots
Product shots
Product shots
Behind the scenes lookbook 2013
Behind the scenes lookbook 2013
Atilla chef series feat CIARACLARK
Atilla chef series feat CIARACLARK
Ashely Hilton for CIARACLARK
Ashely Hilton for CIARACLARK
Andrew F photography Feat CIARACLARK
CIARACLARK lookbook 2011 for BLAC
CIARACLARK lookbook 2011 for BLAC
CIARACLARK lookbook 2011 for BLAC
CIARACLARK lookbook 2012
CIARACLARK lookbook 2012
CIARACLARK lookbook 2012Excellent
CIARACLARK Lookbook 2013Excellent

Work Availability

Available for

Part-Time, Consulting, Freelance, Internship/ Work Experience, Commission / One-off