Brooch (J198c)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Brooch

Made in

London

Date

1989

Description

Birch ply brooch cut in an abstract-shape with natural and dyed veneers, and abstract patterns.

Materials and techniques

Various dyed veneers, including sycamore and chestnut, glued onto birch ply using an epoxy adhesive. All cutting done with a surgical scalpel.

Dimensions

length:  6cm
width:  4.5cm

Object number

J198c

Category

  • Brooch, Peter Niczewski, 1989, Crafts Council Collection: J198. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

The starting point for these brooches was to represent a curved line that would flow to create the design. Up till then all my designs had used straight lines and solid blocks of colour. In fact these new designs are also made up of solid blocks of colour and it is the way they are fitted together that implies an Arabesque looping. But it is the starting point that is different: the arabesque is drawn out first as the design, while before i would construct the design from little cut out random elements.