London’s inspirational source of fine, striking and original contemporary jewellery between 2001 and 2016, Tyger Glyn, under its founder and director Miranda Rhys Williams, specialised in high end studio and art jewellery, especially works in gold.
In 2011, Tyger Glyn expanded its remit to include contemporary ceramic art and high end objets d’art.
Sourced from the top goldsmiths and designer-makers of Europe and further afield, many of the designers represented by Tyger Glyn have works in major public and private collections across the world.
At Tyger Glyn the emphasis behind the works selected was on design that was striking and modern yet retained an elemental timelessness; on bold but elegant design; on works made by hand by their designer not in mass producing workshops; where quality of material and craftsmanship were never compromised and on jewellery as an artistic and imaginative expression of both maker and wearer.
Coveted, stylish and fun, non precious ‘jewels’ by collectable artists and sculptors such as Alicia P, Romy Derman, Andrew Logan, Legge & Braine and Francesca Bristol were also represented.
Tyger Glyn and the jewellers and designers it represented have featured many times in the FT’s How to Spend It, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Art Review, The Times, The Telegraph Magazine, W, and Vogue Nippon amongst others and been listed in numerous online guides and blogs, as well as being featured in various books on contemporary jewellery and the applied arts.
As of 2016 Tyger Glyn the gallery has closed as collectors can now access these incredible makers via their websites and regular fairs that give direct access to the designers themselves. As a specialist in the field, Miranda continues to advocate their work, and spot new talent; provide valuations on contemporary studio jewellery and to lecture about both contemporary jewellery and ceramic art.