Pair of Earrings (J217)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Pair of Earrings

Made in

London

Date

1991

Description

Pair of aluminium earrings, painted in colourful geometric patterns and splattered with gold.

Materials and techniques

Thick anodised aluminium sheet, painted with aluminium printing inks, dyed to give a background colour and sealed. Pins and fittings from stainless steel wire, attached with steel screws and an aluminium tube. Surfaces splattered with gold size; embellished with 22 ct gold leaf, matted with pumice.

Object number

J217

Category

Maker's statement

These pieces emerged from the earlier painted and layered pieces - I wanted to give them a solid, stone-like feeling and the maximum possible richness. There was a group of maybe a dozen of these, before the idea developed into a range of production jewellery with a much simpler mottled surface. I was able to develop these thicker pieces with the help of a Craft Production Award from Greater London Arts.