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Hazel Mathiot

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Artwork for Hazel Mathiot

Lilygrace Brass and Pearl Galleon earrings

Lilygrace Kraken Wakes Steampunk Necklace

Lilygrace Handpainted Tweedy Brooch

Lilygrace Embroidered Angel Brooch

Details

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My work is very personal and eclectic
My interest in reusing fragments of the past goes back to my childhood memories as a magpie child digging for pirate’s treasure on my Dad’s allotment.
Also the influence of my frugal parents, who married during WW2, reusing and mending every possible useful scrap.

My influences include
Nostalgia
Nature
Mythology
…. and the imaginative use of precious and ordinary materials in the tremendous costume jewellery of Miriam Haskell, the playful surrealism of Elsa Schaiparelli,
and strong female icons such as Frida Kahlo and Josephine Baker.

I hope that my pieces amuse, please & provoke memories

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

The process of making is intensely interesting to me.
I set myself new challenges, then work out how to achieve the solutions through trial and error experimentation
I love to mix different media, and I enjoy transforming scraps of vintage treasures into completely new pieces.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Jeweller and Painter
I am a member of the Take 4 Artists Cooperative, Ledbury

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I have done Meet the Maker days at Take 4 gallery
I have had stalls at Frome Independent market and Malvern Arts Market

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Hazel is a self-taught jeweller who, after studying for a 2:1 degree in Fine Art painting at art college, had a career in print design, education and Early Years before returning to her first passion making jewellery. She constantly explores new techniques and ideas, and combines many different media in her pieces.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

"Birds" and "Bountiful" at Take 4 Gallery 2022
"Winter Wonders" at Take 4 Gallery 2023

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Take 4 Gallery, Ledbury, Herefordshire
ETSY SHOP - www.lilygraceoriginals.etsy.com

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