David Watkins and Wendy Ramshaw: A Life’s Partnership (2009) (Signed by the artists)

ISBN: 9780952665342
Artist(s): Wendy Ramshaw and David Watkins
Author(s): Graham Hughes
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Starcity Ltd
Total Pages: 279
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout


The story of world renowned jewellers Wendy Ramshaw and David Watkins. It was in 1961, whilst studying at Reading University, that Wendy Ramshaw met David Watkins. The couple “fell quickly and completely in love” and married in 1962. During their time together the couple have collaborated on many projects, including one that I remember clearly – paper jewellery back in the 1960’s. They have worked together, shared a studio for 35 years, travelled together and raised their children together, all whilst at the same time pursuing independent, equally successful, careers. Achieving their golden anniversary in 2012 will be no mean feat. This couple has made a huge contribution to the art and design culture not just in the UK but internationally too, and one gets the feeling that, although their work is distinct and separate, it is their strength as a duo that has fuelled their passions and triumphs. Signed and dedicated by both Watkins and Ramshaw to fellow artist Ann Sutton. Condition: very good.


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