Fun and Contemporary Jewellery by Manchester’s Stephanie Hamer
This afternoon we feature emerging contemporary jewellery artist Stephanie Hamer. Based in Manchester, Stephanie works mainly in plastics, exploring the use of colour, shape and pattern and strives to create jewellery that is striking, modern and fun. Here’s more from the lady herself as well as some great examples of her work:
“I developed my range of striking, modern jewellery whilst studying ‘Jewellery and Applied Arts’, a 2 year foundation degree based at The Manchester College and honoured by Manchester Metropolitan University. It was during my final major project on this course that I came up with my new body of work. I decided to use photography in my work, and wanted to be inspired by things that would usually be passed by unnoticed.
I photographed a series of 12 images, once an hour for 12 hours. The images included mundane things such as spilt paint, radiator grills and electrical wires. I then used Photoshop to manipulate, multiply and layer my photographs to create a series of patterns. I took these patterns, and printed them onto acrylic sheet, I took shapes that had formed within the patterns and developed these to create 3 standard shapes that I wanted to work with. Using a laser cutter, I cut multiples of these shapes and pieced them together to create a collection of jewellery that I displayed in picture frames for my final show, blurring the lines between jewellery and art.
I have now developed this range further to create a more wearable and affordable collection of jewellery, which is currently stocked in 4 galleries. I have also had 2 solo-craft cases and I will be exhibiting at ‘The Contemporary Craft Fair’ in Bovey Tracey this summer.”
You can check out more of Stephanie’s work on her website at http://www.stephaniehamer.co.uk as well as her latest exhibition dates. You can also follow Stephanie on Facebook and Twitter @Stephaniehamer or contact directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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