Hairpin (J176)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Hairpin

Made in

Birmingham

Date

1984

Description

Narrow black rod culminating in a semi-circle with white and black wire threaded through, attached to a fan-shaped blue piece of plastic.

Materials and techniques

Laminated formica, machine-cut and hand polished. Thin PVC card - scored with a scalpel and pleated. Plastic rod. Each piece is drilled and tied together with a synthetic tennis racket string.

Dimensions

length:  27.5cm
width:  15cm

Object number

J176

Category

References

Crafts magazine (March/April 1994)

Maker's statement

Until recently I have just been working with PVC but it is a fragile material when scored and thus limiting, so I have started to use the formica with it which complements and strengthens it. This piece is held together entirely by the string and is one of the first I have made. I am developing a range of necklaces and pins in a similar way.