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COUP de COEUR ! Tamsin Leighton-Boyce

Tamsin Leighton-Boyce  is an artist jeweller who uses reclaimed and recycled objects and materials to create one-off pieces of jewellery. She has a passion for working in metals and a belief in the power of art and craft skills to empower people. Tamsin has worked and exhibited in Britain and Internationally; in 2009 she graduated from the School of Jewellery in Birmingham with an MA in Jewellery Silversmithing and Related Products. She currently divides her time between making, exhibiting and working as jewellery technician/tutor in Oxford.

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Tamsin Leighton-Boyce « large blue orange »

« ‘Fragments Make the Whole
My current work is created from fragments of observation and perception of my environment. I record images during my daily journeys around the city streets of Oxford. Ornamentation and wealth is combined with alternative encounters in the city: graffiti, road kill, rubbish and road markings.
My jewellery consists of these images, which have been cut from old steel cans and fused together. In turn these whole pieces become fragments of new images, reminiscent of ornamental ironwork or Baroque art.
Utilising recycled materials is important to my work on a symbolic, environmental and aesthetic level. Discarded materials and images of overlooked objects are resurrected and given a new role within a piece of jewellery. By incorporating labour intensive techniques such as enamelling and using hand-made tools, I add symbolic value to both image and material. « 

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Tamsin Leighton-BoyceBrooch 5 Fragments Make The Whole Series 2009

she is part of the group « Life is a bench » : We are a group of jewellery designers and artists who started exhibiting together after graduating from Birmingham School of Jewellery with our Masters in 2009. The International Trade Fair in Munich, Germany in March is our annual occasion for a group show, to present new work to each other and to all of you.

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