Plymouth College of Art
3D Design Craft
I am a jewellery designer, creator and multimedia artist who is passionate about using my skills to promote gender equality. I also experiment with hot glass, both blowing and casting abstract pieces as a means of challenging viewers to question power structures and gender roles. Inspired by the body I create conceptual abject pieces, removing specific areas of the body and displacing them. I highlight values and opinions we hold about our form, our societal norms, our perceptions of self, and at what point the body becomes an object. I recognise how society considers something as worthy, and I use this as a way to show value for unexpected items: for example using highly valued gold colours to represent the usually concealed nipple. Understanding the meaning and how the viewer will interpret the piece is important to me. I enjoy analysing the background of an object or material. The iconography used in my pieces reference supporting theory and the message I am trying to convey: showing prostitutes in a stained glass window illustrates the juxtaposition of the ‘Madonna-Whore’ complex. My practice is process led, balancing both technique and theory, which informs the outcome and can help to determine the concept of my projects. I enjoy working in various different mediums and I believe crossing the boundaries between contemporary and traditional craft can open artists to a realm of possibilities. I have incorporated the use of modern 3D printed forms alongside conventional carved or cast versions. By combining new technology and established mediums I aim to create work that pushes the boundaries of ‘craft’.
2021 - Summer show at Leadworks gallery My final degree show, displaying the best work from Plymouth College of Art’s 3D Design Craft course. 2021 - New designers, online An online event showcasing work from the up and coming design graduates from all over the UK and various different talks and an awards ceremony. 2021 - Supervessel, digital sculpture project with Terlemezyan college. A project in association with the British Council Crafting futures group working in collaboration with a design school from Armenia to create a sculpture virtually which will be 3D printed in clay. It was a great opportunity for me to network as well as build on my skills in CAD and other digital processes. 2021 - Glass project for the Elizabethan House, Plymouth A university project working with The Box in response to the Elizabethan House renovation and visitor experience project. Included extensive historical research and conversations with people involved in the project. 2020 - Product design project for the Ludwig Museum, Budapest A university project to create a product for the Ludwig Museum shop. It included researching the general theme of the museum and the political context behind the museum’s popularity in Hungary. 2020 - Event host at ‘Everything is Light’ Exhibition by Jack Wimperis I worked as a host for a light exhibition by artist Jack Wimperis who usually creates similar stages for festivals. I was responsible for selling tickets, managing the event, making sure it ran smoothly, reinforcing social distancing regulations and answering questions from visitors. 2019 - MOME University Craft Exhibition, Budapest Exhibition to mark the end of a year for Jewellery students studying at MOME University 2019 - Body, Space, Narrative exhibition, Plymouth College of Art Exhibition for Craft students at Plymouth College of Art to present their wearable glass structures at the end of the first year of university. 2019 - Glass casting workshop with Fiaz Elson, Helston Exploring the opportunities of glass casting in a workshop with one of the UK’s leading glass artists. The workshop had an emphasis on creating textural moulds similar to her work. 2018 - Tate Exchange assistant for ‘beyond raising awareness’ campaign I assisted a project run by Plymouth College of Art at TATE Modern which focussed on raising awareness through art including a panel discussion, art exhibition and facilitated group discussion. I was responsible for promoting the event to appropriate organisations. 2016 - Mould Collective, Stroud A group of young creatives organising events such as movie competitions, dance events, radio podcasts, exhibitions etc.