Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Another tree falls victim

More knitt graffiti of mine aka yarn bombing

Thursday, 16 September 2010

A Million Miles Away

This painting is probably slightly inspired by Alice in Wonderland, it is also about escapism, day dreaming and that time when we all want to get away from the world. Acrylic and watercolour, 42cm x 29.7cm (A3).

Thursday, 9 September 2010

More knitt graffiti

This is a ne knitt graffiti of mine and I have now put tags on with a link to my blog. The pocket will soon hold my business cards - laminated to protect from the rain.

While I was putting my latest knitting up I was suprised to see this one made by someone else next to mine. I love how I've influenced someone and that they've copied my idea of putting them here, I welcome it.

Here's a sneaky preview of the next one I'll be putting up - 3 more stripes to go!

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Rings and neckpiece

Photo of my neckpiece, the first piece I made. It is more wearable and comfortable to than it looks. Hopefully will get more photos of it being worn. Materials - Silver, acrylic paint, clear plastidip, heatformed organza.

This ring is also made from silver and enamel paint. It is created using silver art clay formed over cork clay which burns out in the kiln and is then attached to the ring. The middle stamen like part moves side to side.

The ring below is made similarly to the ring above with the silver art clay. It also has heat formed organza inside, poking out of the top.

The ring below is made from sterling silver wires soldered together with silver art clay fused onto the ends. It then as gold enamel paint accents.

The ring below is made from silver.

Another photo of my neckpiece

Monday, 21 June 2010

Natural Curiosities Paintings

(Above) Natural Curiosities Painting, 'Divergence', 2010, acrylic, ink and watercolour, 29.7cm x 42cm.

The paintings above and below were the start of my inspiration for my jewellery collection and the start of my signature style

(Below) Natural Curiosities Painting, 'Perpetual', 2010, acrylic, watercolour and ink, 29.7cm x 42cm.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Something to remember me by

These are pictures of my first knitt graffti on a tree by the university - hopefully more will follow

This is a painting I have done in the workshop I have spent most of my time in the last three years during my degree. Now the tutors will always remember my phychedelic paintings!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Alice In Wonderland

These Are photos of competition entries to design a medal for your favourite book including the author. I choose Alice's Adentures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. My entry didn't win but it got shortlisted in the top 10 and got exhibited at Goldsmiths Hall.

The two phots below are of me dressed as Alice for my 21st birthday. I made the dress and apron.

These are the paintings I did for a Alice in Wonderland medal design for the competition board.

Textile neckpieces

These are textile neckpieces I made in the second year of my degree in Metalwork and Jewellery. They were inspired by sea corals and are made from heat formed synthetic fabric such as organza and the netting from bath mesh sponges, cotton thread, magnetic beads and plastic beads.

The picture below is me wearing the neckpiece as an alien for halloween

Natural Curiosities

This collection was made for my degree show project. They are inspired by my fascination with natural form and my love of drawing and painting. When I paint plants, I change the colour and form merging them with each other and with my imagination therefore creating otherworldly, plant like forms. I bring my paintings to life by using a vairety of gauges of silver wire to create structures and silver art clay accents that have contrasting textural qualities. I also add hints of paint to reflect the colour and brush strokes within the paintings.

The brooches can be worn or displayed on the paintings as though they are emerging from them.

They are on show at Sheffield Hallam University (Sheaf Building) till the 19th June 2010 and will be on show at New Designers in London from 1st July - 4th July.

My friend Emma modelling my second brooch