Daphne Krinos was born in Athens in 1955. She studied Jewellery Design at Middlesex Polytechnic, followed by further studies at Sir John Cass School of Art. Awarded a setting up grant by the Crafts Council in 1982, her work has since been featured in numerous books and is held in several important collections.


"I would like to think that my work reflects the qualities of the materials I choose to use. A finished piece should show the processes used to make it. I never over decorate, cover up or try to disguise or alter the texture of the metals that I work with. I make jewellery that can be worn easily and comfortably. I enjoy the restrictions that this imposes on the creative process. I look at a great deal of metalwork and jewellery from various periods and cultures but I would not place my influences directly from those. My ideas come from the world around me, whether this means my immediate environment, the natural world, art and architecture and innumerable manmade objects, my family, my background, my emotions"

Public Collections:

The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London

The Crafts Council, London

The British Council

Stafford Art Gallery, Stafford, England

Selected Exhibitions:

'Collect' with Design Nation, V&A, London

'The Gold Mark' The Scottish Gallery at Thomas Goode, London

'My Collection' Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Bewitched, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

Design Collection, Roger Bilcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

'100 Brooches' Velvet da Vinci Gallery, USA

'Ring tones' Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

'Reuse, Recycle, Refuse' Sonar project exhibition, Brick Lane, London

'Jewellery Unlimited' Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery

'SoFa NY' with Mobilia Gallery, USA

'Jewellery from Paintings' Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Mass., USA

'The Wedding Party' Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

'New Work' Vena Bunker Gallery, Bristol

'The Ring' Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Mass., USA

'The British Are Coming' E.B. Heffern, St Louis, Miss., USA

'Jewels for the New Millennium' Lesley Craze Gallery, London