In My Garden
Pendant 6cm x 15cm Chain 27cm
When asked why I choose to make art I smile and simply say because it makes me happy. I use recycled English silver, Turkish copper and Indian brass plates, platters, and serving trays. I came upon this medium quite by accident. I had a copper pot sitting on my worktable, when I glanced up at it; I didn’t see the pot but a pair of funky earrings. That put the ball in motion for me to scour shops for vintage serving platters, bowls, and plates. Each purchase intrigues me because there are so many secrets, history and mystery locked in their blemished, tarnished exteriors. You never know what was served on these beautiful pieces, or who might have eaten from them. I love the challenge of taking this forgotten treasure sawing into the metal, torching, filing, sanding, forming, polishing and finally designing and assembling it into a wearable piece of history… Art!
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