Brooch (J89)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Brooch

Made in

Aberdeen

Date

1977-1978

Description

Circular aluminium frame with white resin and acrylic inserts, with a metal pin.

Materials and techniques

Polyester resin and acrylic inserts in aluminium frame. White; one section coloured. Made by cutting lines into the surface of polyester resin blocks and inserting acrylic coloured strips. Radiating lines where cut with a slotting saw and circular lines where applied on the lathe.

Dimensions

diameter:  5cm

Object number

J89

Category

  • Brooch, Eric Spiller, 1977-78, Crafts Council Collection: J89. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

These 'in line' pieces follow the 'on tour' items and have a similar linear quality. However technics have developed meaning that they are much finer and more geometrically accurate. The change to polyester resin was primarily to accommodate this precision since acrylic - being thermoplasts change with machining, and are far less productive in colour and control.