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Tanya Igic
Tanya Igic is a contemporary jewellery designer originally from Serbia.
After completing a degree in Economics, moving to the UK gave Tanya opportunity to develop what was a part-time business into a full-time career in jewellery with the emphasis on innovative and creative design. Tanya is a leather jeweller with a very unique and individual technique.
Working with the finest quality delicate leather in many beautiful shades and influenced by floral, natural or abstract motifs, Tanya produces wide range of elegant necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches as well as bridal accessories. Her technique is unusual and innovative and involves a complex design and manufacture process.
After selecting the best leather skin and colour, Tanya cuts and seals together up to eleven layers to form the required shape. When dry the layered shape is cut into thin slices. The softness of the leather allows Tanya to stretch these slices into shapes which are then bonded together. Silver wires and beads are then added as embellishments. Each piece is extremely labour intensive but the effect is truly exquisite. This exciting and innovative work is produced in bright, natural, pastel colour.
Tanya exhibits at major events, shows and galleries across the country and sells via design-led retail outlets as well as
established galleries.

CV (updated10/06/08)

Education and Qualifications
Degree in BUSINESS STUDIES (4 years degree) February, 1994, University of NIs, Serbia

" PERCEPCION 2, Jersey, Channel Island, Nov 1999
" BRINGING GIFTS, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, Nov-Jan 2000
" Walford Mill Craft Centre, Dorset, Jan - Feb 2000
" Bledffa Centre, Bledffa
" Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Oct - Nov 2000
" Christmas Exhibition, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, Nov - Jan 2001
" The Contemporary Craftsman, Monmouth, Oct 2001- Jan2002
" TEXTURAL INTERPRETATIONS, Alexander Gallery, Brighton, Jun - July 2002
" Christmas Exhibition, Oriel Ynys Mon, Isle of Anglesey, 2003
" Jewellery Showcase, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 2004
" Christmas Exhibition, Aberystwyth Art Centre, Nov-Dec2004
" BANGLE Exhibition, Rufford Craft Centre, Newark, Nov-Dec 2004
" CHRISTMAS CRAFS, Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey, Nov-Dec 2004
" JEWELLERY SHOWCASE, Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville, Dec- Feb 2005
" The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds, Feb-April 2005
" JEVELER OF THE MONTH, Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield, June 2005
" ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL, Imago, Dartmouth, Devon, Sep. 20005
" THE PERFEST TOUCH, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff Sep-Nov 2005
" CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey, Nov-Dec 2005
" DESIGN GAP SELECTED, Crew Yard Gallery, Patchings Art Centre Nottinghamshire
" 'FIBER' exhibition, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds 2006
" Washington Gallery, Penarth, Cardiff Sept.-Oct.2006
" Victoria Fearn Gallery, Cardiff, 9thSep-28thOct2006
" 'MADE' Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, 18Nov-Mar2007
" 'ARABESQUE' The Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland, Nov-Dec 2006
" 'SELECT 06' Yorkshire Craft Centre, Nov-Dec 2006
" 'CHRISTMAS CRACKERS' Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, Nov 06-Jan07
" 'CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION' Cupola gallery, Sheffield 2007
" 'Effervescence II', West Dean College, Nov-Jan 2008
" CHRISTMAS EXHIBITIONS, Grundy Art Gallery, Nov-March 2008
" 'BOTANICA' Exhibition, Royal Birmingham Society for Arts, Birmingham Nov-Feb 2008

Participation in Public Events

" Craft in Action, Craft Fair, St Donats Castle, May 1999
" Craft in Action, Craft Fair, St Donats Castle, May 2000
" Eisteddfod, Llanelly, July 2000
" Eisteddfod, Demby, August 2001
" Artisans Showcase, Jersey, Channel Islands, May 2002
" International Arts and Fashion Festival, Swansea, March 2003
" Artisans Showcase, Jersey, Channel Islands, May 2003
" Christmas Gifts, Jersey, Channel Islands, Nov 2003
" Textile Showcase, Jersey, Channel Islands, April 2004
" Crafts in Action, St. Donats Castle, South Wales, May 2005
" Eisteddfod, Swansea 2006
" Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, 17-19 Nov 2006
" Eisteddfod, Mold 2007
" Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, 2007

Illustrated Talks

" Making Jewellery - Horward Davis Theatre, Victoria College, 1st February 2001


" Leather Jewellery by Tanya IGIC, Makers Guild in Wales Gallery, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, 4th November 2000
" MAKING LEATHER JEWELLERY, Makers guild in Wales, Cardiff 2001
" Jewellery Workshop, Beaulieu School, Jersey, 3rd - 4th Feb 2001
" Jewellery Making with Tanya Igic, Three Crosses School Hall, 17th March 2002
" Jewellery workshop, Model House, Bull Ring, Llantrisant, July 2006


" Making Jewellery - Demonstrations, Craft in the Bay,Cardiff,1999
" Leather Jewellery - Demonstrations,
" Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, September 1999
" 20th Art & Fine Craft Show and Sale, Llanishen, Cardiff, 13th - 14th October 2001 (Charity Event for Welsh Heart Research Institute)
" 22nd Art & Fine Craft Show and Sale, Llanishen, Cardiff, 11th - 12th October 2003 (Charity Event)
" 25th Art & Fine Craft Show and Sale, Llanishen, Cardiff, 7th-8th Oct 20007Donation to The Christian Lewis Trust

Professional membership

Member of designer group of artists DESIGN-GAP

Participation in trade shows (designer pavilion)

" SPRING FAIR, Birmingham, Feb 2005
" SELECT BRITISH, Exeter, April 2005
" AUTUMN FAIR, Birmingham, 2005
" SPRING FAIR, Birmingham, Feb 2006
" SELECT BRITISH, Exeter, June 2006
" SHOWCASE IRELAND, Dublin, 2007
" SPRING FAIR, Birmingham, 2007
" SHOWCASE IRELAND, Dublin, Jan 2008
" SPRING FAIR, Birmingham, Feb 2008

List of current retail outlets (galleries and shops)
1. The National Library of Wales, Aberystwith, Ceredigion
2. Amorette, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
3. Rhiannon Ltd, Tregaron, Ceredigion
4. T.J. Davies A'I FAB, Aberystwith, Ceredigion
5. Gift Horse, Cardiff
6. Country Works Gallery, Montgomery, Powys
7. Model House, Bull Ring, Llantrisant,
8. Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen
9. Oriel Y Mor, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
10. Elliana's, High Street, Ceredigion
11. Line of Fire,Monnow Street, Monmouth
12. Cynon Valley Museum,Depot Road, Gadlys, Aberdare
13. Rhossili Gallery, Rhossily, Swansea

1. Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
2. Simon Pure, Surrey
3. Green and Benz, Sheffield
4. Burkmar Jewellery
5. Collections
6. Anstey Gallery, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
7. The Gowan Gallery,Sawbridgeworth, Herts
8. Gallery Nine, Bath
9. Xanthus Accessories,Brinsley, Nothingham
10. Element Jewellery, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
11. Percy House Gallery, Cockermouth, Cumbria
12. Avant Garde, Truro, Cornwall
13. Opus Gallery, Ashbourn, Derbyshire
14. Driftwood Gallery, Ilfracombe, North Devon
15. Lasting Impressions, Bovey Tracey, South Devon
16. Blue Wing Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall,
17. Bridal Path, Sawbridgeworth, Herts
18. Plush Jewellery, Southsea, Hants
19. Mikell Gallery, Hay-on-Way, Hereford
20. Parkfields Gallery, Ross-on-Way, Herefordshire
21. Artisan for Unusual Things, Teynham, Kent
22. Charmian Beaton Design, Maidstone, Kent
23. Vibe, 98 Fishergate Walk, The Mall St.
24. The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds
25. The City Gallery, Leicester
26. The Lion Gallery, Leominster, Herefordshire
27. Ferrers Gallery , Leicestershire
28. Braybrook & Britten, London
29. Dual Pod, Islington, London
30. Aurum Design,Norwich,NorfolK
31. Simon Pure Design, Guildford, Surrey
32. The Appleyard Gallery, Norfolk
33. Fenwick Gallery, Northumberland
34. The Bessemer Gallery, Sheffield
35. Buckenham Galleries, Suffolk,
36. Artifex Gallery, Sutton Colfield
37. Art Parade, Saltaire, West Yorkshire
38. Love Contemporary Art, Alcester Heath, Warwickshire
39. Claire Troughton Contemporary Jewellery and Gift, Chester
40. Yorkshire Craft Centre,Charlton Street, Bradford
41. Cecilia Colman Gallery,London


1. Design Yard Gallery, Dublin
2. Red Aesthetic, Kilkenny
3. Ethnic Tricities, Co.Mayo
4. Jerpoint Glass Studio, Stoneyford,Co. Kilkenny,
5. Michael Kennedy Ceramics, Co. Galway


1. Strands, Dumfries
2. Cassiopeia, Glasgow
3. Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
4. Cupidus, Netherlee, Glasgow
5. Scottish Antique and Arts Centre, Abernyte, Perthshire
6. Pebbels, Bo'ness

Product feature
1. Craft and Design Magazine, Issue 196, March/April 2008, pg 12
2. Vogue Magazine, August 2007, pg 211
3. Brides Magazine, August 2007
4. Giftware Review, Sep.2007, pg 21
5. Giftware Review, Jul.2007, pg 49
6. Cornwall Today, Dec 2006, pg 80
7. The Scottish Wedding Directory, Autumn/Winter 2006, pg 114
8. Progressive Gifts and Home, Aug/Sep 2006, pg 58
9. Lingo, Welsh learners magazine, Nov/Dec 2006, pg 4-5
10. Giftware Review, March. 2006, pg 24
11. Retail Jeweller, Feb.2006, pg 53
12. Daily Review, Feb.2006, pg 42
13. Wedding Journal, IRELAND, pg 203
14. Weddings Irish Style, autumn 2005

Selling through expensive gift catalogue

1. Braybrook & Briten 2006, Cover and pg 19
2. Braybrook & Briten 2007, pg 4

E-commmerce selling my work





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"Deep Red" brooch
"After the Snow" earrings
"Lily" bracelet
"After the Snow" hairpiece
"Lily" brooch