Manchester, United Kingdom
I am interested in the prospect of the ordinary thing becoming extraordinary.I have always been inspired by organic forms and had a keen interest in learning and ultilising traditional craft techniques and experimenting with materials. Having studied Textiles and Embroidery I had the opportunity to explore color, texture and technique.However it was while on a visit to Billingsgate fish market in London that began my change of direction from installation into jewellery.
I was intrigued by the layers of color and textures on the variety of fish as they lay side by side on the metallic counter, by the patterns produced in the mass of curled up eels that were wound up around one another and by the bundles of razorfish stacked up.The contrast between color, texture and shape combined with my love for sculpture, exploring other cultures and the Japanese aesthetic in art and fashion, has led my work to transform naturally into what you see today.By dying all my yarn by hand I can have more control over the tone of colours i use, I feel that this not only adds a personal touch but also makes each piece more unique as I only dye a small quantity of yarn each colour.With a great attention to detail. I use the traditional craft of crocheting in an innovative fashion to produce the fabric, that is then filled with dried seeds to form the shape (producing the unique tactile quality and even emitting a barely there pleasant scent) the pieces are then transformed into three dimentional objects by employing traditional knotting techniques.My pieces are wearable sculptures that are simplistic yet fashion forward, sophisicated yet unique and timeless yet unforgettable.Read less
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With an interest in organic forms and...