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" Roger Casement Memorial Brooch "
Jewellery / brooch
Silver, Bog Oak, Enamel, Mexican Fire Opal
Silversmithing, Wood Carving, Enamelling
Recently I have begun to drift back from my jewellery journey to larger scale pieces,
experimenting with mixed materials and techniques.
Nature, ancient techniques and the concept of creating pieces with a novel function excite me. Aesthetically the combination of wood,
cut stone and silver gives a beautiful contrast in texture and colour
and practically the wood can lighten the weight of a functional piece.
With ‘Ceremonial Capsule’ I wanted to create a home for documentation
and certificates from significant life events along with a ceremonial candle.
The ‘lid’ of the capsule also transforms into an independent candle-holder.
The structure of this piece was informed by the results of previous experiments
in this style such as the chalice and brooch also shown.