Catherine Van Giap - fish panel
Catherine Van Giap
William Smith
William Smith
Jill Crowther
Jill Crowther
Shelly Perkins
Shelly Perkins
Harbour by Lorenzo Gavarini
Lorenzo Gavarini

Susan Wilkinson

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Artwork for Susan Wilkinson

peridot sweeties

larimar slab ring

wobbly oval + peridot


rings with stones

sinewy bangles

raw labradorite necklace

water bracelet + moonstone


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

Whilst I am inspired and informed by the landscape I don't try to emulate what I see. Rather, I use various techniques to achieve the organic forms and textures that appeal to me so much: milling, reticulation, even hammering the silver against stone - and the effects are different each time. Surfaces are left matte, and where possible I use raw stones to better show their structure and colour. My pieces are designed to be tactile; they are meant to be fiddled with. I don't often look in a mirror and see what I am wearing around my neck, but I do know how my necklace feels when I rub my thumbnail over the surface.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist is instinctive and emotive but can be pretty exasperating and fulfilling in equal measure. It involves experimentation, overcoming technical difficulties and it can take courage to produce work that hopefully speaks to other people and affects them on a visceral level. The provenance of the materials is important to me therefore the silver is recycled and stones are bought from small-scale traders. I sometimes incorporate antler (shed annually) and pieces of etched copper plate from a print studio.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I design and make jewellery in recycled silver and semi-precious stones.

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

I design and make one-off pieces or sometimes very small batches in my garden workshop.

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

City & Guilds Jewellery & Design

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Select Trail, Stroud
Take 4, Ledbury
Jenny Pickford Sculpture Garden
White House Gallery, Kirkudbright, Scotland
New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Rodborough Collective, Stroud
Cheltenham Open Studios
Select Arts at Three Storeys, Nailsworth

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Museum in the Park, Stroud

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