22 In 1 Armpiece (J235)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

22 In 1 Armpiece

Made in

London

Date

1984

Description

Armpiece made of one piece of uncoloured cotton fabric with 22 holes.

Materials and techniques

Cotton fabric and nylon line.

Dimensions

width:  11cm
length:  223.5cm

Object number

J235

Category

References

John Houston - Caroline Broadhead, Jewellery in Studio (1991)

On view

  • 22 In 1 Armpiece, Caroline Boardhead, 1984, Crafts Council Collection: J235. Photo: Ian Dobbie.

Maker's statement

This phase of work represents the transition from jewellery to clothing. This is one of a series of armpieces - 'Sleeves'. From these pieces, my garments developed. The ideas I was working on were how to make a piece of jewellery as large as possible, whilst still making it wearable. Also, the change of character of a piece from being worn to an abstract piece. The 'transparency' of the piece when on the arm is important (as in the veil 1983 Crafts Council Collection).