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Place of birth Born Sunderland, UK
Country of residence United Kingdom
Wendy Ramshaw has exhibited widely in the last few decades and is probably most famous for her jewellery, in particular her ring sets, where from three up to twelve or more rings are mounted for display to create vertical sculptures when not being worn. She also makes large-scale sculptural installations such as The Double Screen commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1996 and the Columbus Screen for Canary Wharf in 1999. As she says "I work from millimetres to metres".
One of the most important touring solo exhibitions of her work has been the "Picasso's Ladies ", a series of 66 pieces made over 20 years in response to Picasso's portraits. Necklaces, bracelets, brooches and earrings were made in a huge range of media, paper, plastic, precious metals and stones. A lavish illustrated publication documented this work.
Her most prestigious commission to date was the Millennium Medal presented to the Queen and on exhibition at the British Museum, London.
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