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23/04/2010

Zoe Robertson – flocked jewelry : exploiting the sense of touch

Classé dans : BIAD Birmingham (UK),COUP DE COEUR,plastiques,Zoe ROBERTSON (UK) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:04

Zoe Robertson : Flocking Marvellous

New works by Zoe Robertson (UK) (avril 2010)

Zoe Robertson, Neckpiece, 2009

Zoe Robertson – Neckpiece ‘Get Flocked’ 2009 – Acrylic, Powder Coated Steel, Rubber, Flock Fibre

Zoe has a passion for unusual materials and enjoys the exploration of non-precious unconventional materials. The sensory and aesthetic inherent qualities of materials such as rubber and plastic are of particular interest.
The fascination with exploiting the sense of touch has led to the recent discovery of flock fibre as a new material and process to investigate. Immediately seduced and surprised by the diverse range of fibres experimentation led her to examine the relationship between wearable three dimensional forms and flocked surfaces.
Zoe is a full time lecturer at the world renowned School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK ( There is an interesting lecture from Zoe Robertson (about flocking techniques) on the BIAD website and further info/podcasts on the Jewellery dept.). Prior to this she worked within the educational department at the Design Museum in London. Alongside lecturing she is an active designer maker who regularly exhibits her work throughout Europe. Recent exhibitions include Parures, Flockage: the flock phenomenon, and Twelve Glass Cabinets.

Zoe Robertson - flocked jewelry : exploiting the sense of touch  dans BIAD Birmingham (UK) Zoe_Robertson_4Zoe_Robertson_1 dans COUP DE COEURZoe Robertson, Brooch, 2009
 Flock Together 2009 – Series of magnetic brooches – Resin, Powder Coated Steel, Flock Fibre

J’adore ces roses et ces rouges ! c’est très « Yves Saint-Laurent » comme couleurs …..

Flocking+Marvellous+5+ dans plastiquesFlocking+Marvellous+4+ dans Zoe ROBERTSON (UK)Flocking+Marvellous+3+Flocking+Marvellous+1
The « Flocking Marvellous » series

PARADIGMA – Birmingham UK and Barcelona Spain
Finally, Zoe was delighted to be invited by Professor Jack Cunningham to exhibit work for Paradigma. The exhibition will showcase the work of 8 members of staff from the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University and 7 staff from Escola Massana in Barcelona. It will be held at School of Jewellery Birmingham from 14th Nov.–11th Dec. 2009, and then in Spain during 2010.

Zoe Robertson, Ring, 2008

Ring ‘Flock off’ 2008 – Flock, stainless steel, acrylic

 

(Thanks to the NeedleFiles blog for information & discovery (blog done by the jeweller Joanne Haywood) !)

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