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Alexis Mitchell-Taylor

Alexis Mitchell-Taylor
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This collection is informed by a kind of oceanography, the study of natural underwater structures and creatures. According to the Ocean Foundation, the world’s oceans play an important role in mitigating climate change and understanding more about marine species, the effects of rising temperatures, and the development of deep ocean ecosystems, is integral to achieving a sustainable future environment. Therefore, these pieces of jewellery emerge from wider concerns to appreciate these underwater life forms. While the objects in this collection are replicated in materials that are known to be harmful to marine ecology, the purpose is to decide how such substances might be used responsibly and effectively, rather than to dismiss them outright. Silicone and resin produce transparent layers, and allow for incredible light effects, stilted silver frames and solid forms are incorporated to exaggerate the clearness of these materials; weight and texture are deceptive, inviting curiosity from the viewer or wearer. Such translucency affords the wearer some autonomy, as the jewellery might be arranged to perform bright surface patterns alongside bold coloured fabrics. Rather than close down conversations on environmental matters, these jewellery pieces, motivated by forms found in nature, are intended to act as provocations, stimulating discussions on agency, materiality and responsibility.
EDUCATION

2017-2021 - BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery : Glasgow School of Art
2016-2017 - UAL Level 3 Advanced Portfolio Preparation : Cardonald Collage

AWARDS

2021 - Sustainable Practices Award, Precious Metal Workshop

EXHIBTIONS

2021 - Elements Graduate Showcase, online

2021 - New Designers, London, online

2021 - Graduate Showcase, Glasgow School of Art, online

2020 - Play: Design Domain Open Studios Exhibition, Reid Building, Glasgow
2019 - Splendour: symposium, exhibition and performance, Queen's House, Greenwich, London
2019 – Splendour: exhibition in Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, and publication by Glasgow School of Art in collaboration with Queen's House, Royal Museums of Greenwich

2019 - How Do We Live: Design Domain Open Studios Exhibition, Reid Building, Glasgow

2018 - GSA Silversmithing & Jewellery Christmas Sale, Glasgow School of Art

2018 - Facets, The Art School, Glasgow

2018 - Bodies, Identities, Action, Engagement: Design Domain Open Studios Exhibition, Reid Building, Glasgow

2018 - Cross School Course Exhibition: Our Utopia (Glasgow 2118), The Art School, Glasgow

PRESS

2021 - http://gsapress.blogspot.com/2021/06/media-release-graduating-silversmithing.html

2021 -https://web.archive.org/web/20210829160103/https://gsashowcase.net/review/review-by-dr-stacey-hunter/

2021 - https://www.preciousmetalsworkshop.com/facets
AEQUOR COLLECTION
  • Alexis Mitchell-Taylor
  • AEQUOR COLLECTION
  • Jewellery
SILICONE COCKTAIL RING
  • Alexis Mitchell-Taylor
  • SILICONE COCKTAIL RING
  • Jewellery
SILICONE NECKLACE
  • Alexis Mitchell-Taylor
  • SILICONE NECKLACE
  • Jewellery
BRONZE & SILICONE BROOCH
  • Alexis Mitchell-Taylor
  • BRONZE & SILICONE BROOCH
  • Jewellery
RESIN & SILVER URCHIN NECKLACE
  • Alexis Mitchell-Taylor
  • RESIN & SILVER URCHIN NECKLACE
  • Jewellery
SILICONE STILTED BROOCH
  • Alexis Mitchell-Taylor
  • SILICONE STILTED BROOCH
  • Jewellery

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