Some people collect and squirrel away everything from a long life, while others carefully select individual objects which are charged with special meaning, and then some people pick up what others throw away. Our lives are narrated through the objects we collect. With these themes in mind I create collections of playful kinetic jewellery and objects which take a light hearted look at my childhood memories. Many of the pieces I make have both familiar and yet foreign associations, perhaps triggering a vague memory for the viewer too, and hopefully making them smile.
Anodised aluminium provides a perfect canvas for much of my work. Colour is applied using traditional and digital printmaking techniques combined with the use of resists and immersion dyes. I make line drawings, collage and take photographs to develop my ideas and these are later transferred onto anodised aluminium. Once coloured the aluminium is then sealed making it a workable base for jewellery and objects. I continually evolve my approach to colouring, allowing the discoveries I make to feed into the development of new work. Silver components are all handmade using jewellery making techniques. I enjoy the challenges that working with mixed media presents and take pleasure in finding alternative ways of connecting and assembling my work.
Born 1979 Winchester, UK
1998 – 02 BA(Hons) Jewellery, Middlesex University
1997 – 98 Foundation Diploma: Art and Design, Wincester School of Art
2007 International Exhibition, Department of Trade and Industry
2005 Crafts Council Development Award, Crafts Council
2004 Arts Council Southeast
2003 Setting Up Scheme and Residency, Arts Council Southeast
2002 Colvin Young Artist Award, Test Valley Arts Foundation
2009 Contemporary Craft Fair, Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
Aluminium: Jewellery and Objects, The Scottish Gallery.
Dazzle, Princes Square, Edinburgh and Manchester Town Hall.
2008 Sustainable Style, Victoria Stewart Gallery, Plymouth.
Now and Then, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire.
Solo Show, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
Origin, Somerset House, London.
Spot Light, Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds.
2007 Air Show Automata, Craft2eu Hamburg, Germany.
Surreal Feel, Victoria & Albert Museum Shop, London.
Art in Action – Demonstration, Water Perry Oxfordshire
New York International Gift Fair, Handmade, Javits Centre, New York, USA
2006 Origin, Somerset House, London
Dazzle, Manchester Town Hall and Merchant Square, Glasgow.
Art in Action – Demonstrating, Water Perry, Oxfordshire.
The End of the Pier Automata Show, Rufford Craft Centre.
2005 Frosted, Crafts Council Gallery, London.
Chelsea Crafts Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London.
Bright Young Things, Royal Birmingham Society of Arts .
Dazzle, Princes Square, Edinburgh and Merchant Square, Glasgow.
Full Fathom Five, Hitchcock’s Automata at Six Chapel Row Gallery, Bath
Brighton and Hove Museums, Craft Collection
Middlesex University, Jewellery Collection
Tuan Lee, London
Aldo Mignucci, London
2009 Elle USA.
Jewellery Handbook: Bracelets & Bangles by Amanda Doughty.
Mixed Media Jewellery: Methods & Techniques by Joanne Haywood
Non-Precious Jewellery: Methods & Techniques by Kathie Murphy
2008 500 Pendants by Elizabeth Shypertt and Mike Holmes
Adorn: New Jewellery by Amanda MAnsell
2007 Jewellery Directory ACJ
Craft and Design Magazine
2006 Elle Decoration
Directions in Jewellery II by Lin Cheung, Beccy Clarke, Indigo Clarke
2005 Elle Decoration
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