Sliced Swirly Brooch (J194)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Sliced Swirly Brooch

Made in

Brighton

Date

1989

Description

Silver brooch soldered with 'swirly' pattern, with a long round pin with a pimple-effect punched onto the pin base.

Materials and techniques

Pin forged steel (stainless dental steel). Pin base - fine silver centre punched to give pimpled effect, paper-rolled, made into shaped tube, filled with warn pine resin, curled oxidised (ammonium sulphide). Brooch body - sheet fine silver, paper-rolled, filigree sterling silver soldered on, paper-rolled, shaped inset soldered in. Hand tools.

Object number

J194

Category

  • Sliced Swirly Brooch, Cynthia Cousens, 1989, Crafts Council Collection: J194. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

    Sliced Swirly Brooch, Cynthia Cousens, 1989, Crafts Council Collection: J194. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Sliced Swirly Brooch, Cynthia Cousens, 1989, Crafts Council Collection: J194. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

    Sliced Swirly Brooch, Cynthia Cousens, 1989, Crafts Council Collection: J194. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

Second brooch in a series of exploration of volume of brooch body - cutting and slicing exposing the inside of the body - making more aware of form and volume. Almost equal balance of pin and body. Relationship between these changes from piece to piece. Formalised surface manmade rather than marked or speckled in former pieces.