Jasmin Giles (UK) textile & wax jewelry
découverte au BIAD Birmingham Graduate show 2011, re-découverte récemment sur une vidéo, ses créations « giant & bold » m’enchantent toujours !
« I make large-scale jewellery pieces, combining knitted textiles and materials such as wax and glass. The pieces represent contemporary jewellery alternatives. »
« Jasmin graduated from Chelsea College of Art last year (2010) with a first class honours degree in Textiles… Her entire degree show sold out and she is now a recipient of the Crafts Council Hothouse programme as well as working freelance from her studio in Clapham.
Jasmin told me that each piece is unique and is a labour of love- she sees her work as wearable art. Not only does she create each put together the piece, but she also creates the constituent parts. She starts off by dying the woven threads that make up the foundation of her Spring/Summer collection (top) and works hot wax into delicate (and remarkably regular) droplets.
Her work is rich, dramatic, heavy. It is bold and intelligent. I imagine it being worn as a patterned statement against a pallete of greys and blacks. I wonder who would wear it- and where? Well I would. I would wear it somewhere spectacular, where it could be seen, admired and whispered about. She talks of being interested in how the wearer is transformed by jewellery- for the AW collection, the sea is an image that I can’t rid myself of when I look at her work- I see heavy seaweed, kelp, dark nights and deep depths- perhaps that is the thing about her work; it transforms the imagination of the wearer and the viewer. » (PatternLondon, sept.2011)
http://www.jasmingiles.co.uk/ (but I get a database error ….)