Plymouth College of Art
3D Design Crafts
I am a material researcher and jeweller whose work explores alternative and regenerative materials. I am fascinated with nature, technology and sustainability and this developed into extensive material exploration during my degree studies at Arts University Plymouth. The resulting body of work focused on conceptual material research, bringing to life alternative ways of making which centres around local, ethical and home-grown materials. I'm interested in how materiality is interconnected with place, and how this can serve as a tangible solution to the global threat of climate change. My most recent work involved creating a bacterial cellulose bio leather; finding creative colour solutions and introducing value theory through the use of recycled precious metals.
2022 - Summer Show, Studio 11 An exhibition displaying my final research project titled 'SKIN, verb.' bringing together three years of exploration into natural dyes and biomaterials, whereby I created a fully compostable, cruelty and plastic-free leather made from bacterial cellulose. 2022 - PL-AQUE, PS1 Gallery Work-in-progress exhibition inspired by noise pollution within Plymouth Sound and its effect on local marine life, utilising local, sustainable materials such as waste from the fishing industry and food-waste ceramics. 2021 - Mount Edgcumbe House & Gardens Site-specific exhibition in the formal gardens at the Mt Edgcumbe estate. This project was inspired by the intrinsic link between the pollinators and the fauna on the estate, and resulted in a large-scale sculpture that collaborated with nature in the design process. 2021 - Supervessel, digital sculpture project with Terlemezyan College A collaborative project with a design school in Armenia, whereby a virtual sculpture was created using CAD, with the intention of producing identical copies of the sculpture in both countries. This project was run in association with the British Crafts Council and the Making Futures research group.