Wendy Ramshaw to show jewels at Olympics

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Designer part of Craft Council showcase at British Business Embassy.

By Deepa Narwani

Wendy Ramshaw along with other jewellers and designers will showcase contemporary craft at the British Business Embassy for the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The British Business Embassy, which will be held at Lancaster House, has been developed by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and will provide a creative showcase that will host more than 3,000 UK and international business leaders.

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A total of 18 rooms at Lancaster House have been curated to champion sectors such as technology, engineering and the creative industries. A creative panel, chaired by UKTI Business Ambassador Sir John Sorrell and including MP Ed Vaizey, Former V&A director Sir Mark Jones, Whitechapel Gallery director Iwona Blaswick and executive director of the Crafts Council Rosy Greenlees, has selected a number of designers, works and installations to be part of the showcase.

The work on display will include one-off commissions, loaned works and full-room displays by Barber Osgerby, designers of the London 2012 Olympic torch, silversmith Rauni Higson and Ross Lovegrove who has designed watches for Issay Miyake.

Sorrell said: “The Games will ensure the eyes of the world are on London – the world’s creative hub. The British Business Embassy will provide an elegant and exciting environment in which international leaders will come to do business, whilst at the same time showcasing the breadth of our creative industries.”

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