Bangle (J141)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Bangle

Made in

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Date

1980

Description

Transparent perspex bangle inlaid with lines of black, blue, red, and yellow polyester resin.

Materials and techniques

Perspex sheet, pierced out pattern, filled with polyester resin coloured with opaque polyester pigments. Surface rubbed down with wet or dry papers to give a cloudy, matt effect.

Dimensions

diameter:  10.1cm

Object number

J141

Category

References

Electrum Gallery (1981). 1971-1981 Electrum Gallery - the tenth year. Exhibition catalogue. London: Electrum Galley.
  • Bangle, Julia Manheim, 1980, Crafts Council Collection: J141. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

This bangle is one of a group of pieces made since I came to Newcastle (OCT.1980). Using plastics on their own (i.e. without metal). It represents a continuation of my belief that jewellery should be simple to put on + wear (I think of jewellery as a compliment to the wearer + his/ her clothes rather than a denial of their existence). Although this is a flat piece, it is a step towards making pieces which combine colour + pattern in more 3-dimensional forms.
It is also an example of my present concern with making jewellery which is reasonabley priced, can be repeated + sometimes incorporates some process of mass-production.

Julia Manheim, 13 July 1981