‘Paper’ rings

Well Lustre was good but sadly it’s over now! It was really good to have the opportunity to show some new rings. They are part of a paper-inspired special collection that Jennifer Millard and I made for an exhibition in Yorkshire Sculpture Park this summer.

The problem with exhibiting in a gallery is that – as a maker – you don’t get direct feedback from the public, so it was lovely to fine that the Nottingham craft cognoscenti were very interested in my ‘paper’ rings, and indeed bought quite a few!

Half of the rings were cast in sterling silver from paper, and these really highlighted the lovely  textures that paper can have. The second half were electroformed on top of the paper with a substantial layer of fine silver: this was a great way of showcasing the sculptural possibilities of paper.

This first image shows two rings both made from the same Japanese paper cord: the one on the left is electroformed and the one on the right is cast. The second image shows four electroformed rings, and the third two cast rings.




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