Lace For May
50 x 110 x 95 mm
Bangle: handwoven sterling silver, titanium and gold
‘My grandmother’s family was from a farming village in the United Kingdom known for its wool production. A part of me, a part that I like to think of as inherited, just seemed to know intuitively how to knit. It felt as if I only had to be shown a stitch once and I could do it.
It seems now that it was natural and inevitable to combine my craft and jewellery skills, but at the time it was very subconscious. The first piece I ever wove was a brooch. The fine metal wires seemed to lend themselves to weaving.
The form of each woven work builds from an underlying structure that due to the nature of weaving is still discernable beneath the surface. The rhythm of the weaving process and the surface texture and pattern echoes lace and lace making techniques.’