Global warming is having a devastating effect on the Arctic Region – creating fluctuating sea surface temperatures. My research has paralleled these changes – using drop water casting in different water temperatures to create different forms in pewter from small and compact to long and spiky shapes. Creating a connection between research of the Arctic Ocean and the processes I use to craft my jewellery pieces. Transforming Arctic into wearable structures which boldly create a statement of climatic changes using a variety of different materials.
Crafting these experiments into wearable art has enabled me to further explore and develop new ways to draw attention to and communicate this global issue.
Visually attracted to the cold polar icecaps, constant freezing temperatures becomes my inspiration. Communicating an invisible impact through the visible layers of frozen water. These thin layers often form into frost flowers - exquisite patterns that resemble delicate blooms, the starting point for the intricate detail within my designs.
Design Crafts (National Diploma) Cleveland College of Art & Design
Jewellery & Metal Design (Ba Hons) University of Dundee, DJCAD
Business Design Centre, New Designers, London, 2016
New Designers award winner 2016.
Undergraduate Awards Regional award winner 2016