Tanvi Kant is an award wining textile artist, producing a hand constructed jewelry collection under the same name. Committed to sourcing and upcycling sari silks and textile remnants, her innovative hand-spun fabric techniques transform scraps of fabric into tactile, sculptural forms of adornment. Jewelry is produced through an exploration of the inherent qualities of a broad based range of reclaimed materials. Forms are the result of unique and distinctive fabric combinations that reflects the color, weave, fiber and weight of the fabrics used. Collections are skillfully made, specially developed and continually refined, in order to prolong the life of reclaimed textiles, with additional components sourced, wherever possible, from reclaimed, vintage, fairly traded or organically grown sources.
Kant graduated from 3D Design and Sustainable Practice at the University of Derby in 2005, starting her jewelry practice in the East Midlands. Winning several awards for her collections, Kant debuted a bespoke line for British Luxury brand Bamford, and has exhibited in galleries internationally, including the V&A Museum. Supported by the Association for Contemporary Jewelers’, the Arts Council of England, and the Crafts Council, Tanvi now lives and works in north London. ‘JEWELSTITCHERY’ is the tile of her final project at the Royal College of Art, where she graduated with a Master of Arts in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewelry, and was selected to showcase her work through Sustain RCA.
Tanvi’s focus is on the continual evolution of a socially conscious fine contemporary craft studio, coordinating drop-in workshops, and exploration through interactive skill-sharing installations. Also leading workshops and teaching, Kant engages the public through a number of undertakings with social inclusion at the core, partnering with London based charities, foundations and centers, including the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.