Why we like Frances’s work: We love Frances’s conceptual approach to jewelry and her recognition of how it can be used as temporary pleasure, with both aesthetic and tactile values.
Tell us a bit about yourself, your background and inspirations:
I’m an artist and designer recently graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee with a degree in Jewellery and Metal Design. I often find myself exploring themes of loss and preservation and enjoy working with unusual materials and playing on our assumptions of value and preciousness.
Talk us through the pieces on your ARTS THREAD portfolio:
The ‘wear / worn’ collection explores the notion of temporary and transient jewellery; creating a series of pieces that can be worn but are ultimately impermanent.
The materials used are all subject to change, influenced by the wearer and the environment. Hand carved graphite rings that wear down over time; plant necklaces that are preserved in the form of prints and porcelain, or extravagant transfers that can be worn but only once.
The work does not revolve around a finished piece and evolves over a period of time; photographs, books and moving images capture the work in its different stages and the traces they leave behind.
What are you currently working on?
The ‘wear / worn’ collection has been shown at the Dundee degree show and at New Designers, London and I have a couple of group exhibitions lined up. I’m currently based in Scotland and am focusing on making new work.
What work are you looking for?
For more information about the project visit francesandrews.co.uk or get in touch with me at email@example.com. I’m always on the lookout for any interesting commissions, placements or opportunities.