Matching Items Available
Made to Make collective are embracing the virtual space of the Internet with ‘Matching Items Available’ an online exhibition that goes live 06.03.2013 to coincide with Schmuck 2013. -
madetomakecollective.wix.com/matchingitems - 06-10-Mar 2013
‘Matching items Available’ sees ten art jewellers transform a mass-produced, fast-fashion necklace into something wholly different.
These reworked pieces exude craft, imagination and creative ingenuity distinctive of the art jewellery approach.
This brief was set to question, confront and push conceptions of jewellery and to ultimately invigorate our individual practices to show ‘Made to Make’ as a collective that is proactive in creating opportunities and platforms to display work and engage with the jewellery community at large.
Within the art jewellery community, the Internet is an invaluable tool of learning, display and connection. Reflecting the value of social media in the visibility of art jewellery Made to Make embraced the virtual space of the Internet for Schmuck 2013, with the integration of Twitter and Youtube within the exhibition. Creating a sensory experience in the virtual venue, with the aid of photographic, video and audio ‘sketches’ provided by each artist.
Artists: Farrah Al-Dujaili – Stephanie Arm – Emily Bullock — Sally Collins — Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton — Jo Pond — Fliss Quick — Katherine Richmond — Natalie Smith – Li-Chu Wu
« ‘Made to Make’ is a collective of art jewellers who are all alumni of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design’s School of Jewellery MA course whose diverse collections have already culminated in an exhibition in the UK.
We are Farrah Al-Dujaili, Stephanie Arm, Emily Bullock, Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton, Sally Collins, Lydia Feast, Jo Pond, Fliss Quick, Katherine Richmond, Natalie Smith and Li-Chu Wu. »
Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton - ’High Street Incognito’ - Necklace Primark necklace, advanced plastics, enamel paint, plaster, pigment.
Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton – ’High Street Incognito’ – Necklace Primark necklace, advanced plastics, enamel paint, plaster, pigment.
Li-Chu Wu – ‘My Pink Garden’ Necklace Primark necklace, paper sheets, paper threads, gild wire, nail polish, acrylic paint & glue.Farrah Al-Dujaili – ‘Some Strange Species’ Necklace Primark necklace, copper, fabric paper, thread, plastic beads, acrylic dip, acrylic paint, watercolour pencil, nail varnish, ceramic beads.
Katherine Richmond ‘Community Values’ Brooch Primark necklace, book pages, epoxy glue and solder.
Fliss Quick – brooch
Sally Collins – ‘Hey! Why So Serious?’ Collar brooch Primark necklace and textiles.
Natalie Smith – ‘Underneath It All…’ Neckpiece Primark necklace, textile, paint, icing.
Li-Chu Wu Brooch: Place-Work2-Oxford 2012 Paper, copper, stainless steel 8 x 8 x 2 cm
Natalie Smith Brooch: Bad Seed 2012 Clay, paint, textiles, steel, sugar (‘From Dreams & Dust’ is a new collection that continues my work with SUGAR as a material.)
Farrah Al-Dujaili Necklace: Meddle 2012 Copper, blackboard paint, chalk marker
Stephanie Arm – Spring Bangle
Sally Collins Silver « Reknitted » brooch
Fliss Quick « wish I’d joined the foreign legion, 2011″
Hannah Fewtrell-Bolton – « don’t give a block »