Healing Arts 2023 – Harbour Gallery

Healing Arts 2023 – Harbour Gallery

Healing Arts 2023 – Harbour Gallery Jeresy

We’re delighted to be involved with another of the Harbour Gallery’s brilliant exhibitions – ‘ Healing Arts ’ which displays artwork centred around the positive effects of art on mental health.

This theme really resonated with us – the connection between the often slow and repetitive nature of our craft, and the stillness it provides for the brain. We know many other artists feel the same about their own practise too.

We submitted two purple pearl necklaces, part of our colour theory collection (focused on exploring colour theory and it’s effect on mood) – hand tied one pearl at a time – highlighting the repetitive and gentle process of making.

It can be wonderful to lose yourself in the cathartic nature and repetition of completing the same movement over and over again. From a mental health perspective, when the hands are busy the mind can often find stillness. Many of the pieces I make exist as a physical manifestation of the need to create a mental comfort from the pursuit of repetitive movement. Jewellery particularly lends itself to repetition, creating the perfect environment for that all elusive mental stillness, that can lead to calm and a soothing of the edges.

Writing about colour itself brings a particular comfort, as when I started the series of essays, prompted by a body of work created for the Gate House Gallery in Guernsey in 2017, I realised that colour was a huge part of my artistic journey, and something that I clung to in times of confusion or need. Interesting that I hadn’t previously realised this, and I hadn’t intended to write, but once I started, the floodgates well and truly opened. It then dawned on me that I attributed colours to the people around me, and perhaps unknowingly used my perception of the colour as a means of attempting to understand the person. The exploration of colour through my nearest and dearest has led to a greater understanding of self, and has proved to be a cathartic and healing process.

Fox Art Competition – Friends That Leave

Fox Art Competition – Friends That Leave

Fox Art Competition – Friends that Leave

We are excited to show our submission for the FOX ART competition. We weren’t selected for the exhibition – but we love the piece anyway.

This piece is called Friends That Leave – a collage/mixed media/painting/performance piece involving collaged elements glued to a canvas, and then being forcibly removed.

Inspired by Guernsey and it’s population management policies – and the inevitability of losing friends as life moves and changes.

Second Time Around – Harbour Gallery

Second Time Around – Harbour Gallery

Second Time Around – Harbour Gallery 2023

 

Art in the environment

This exhibition from the brillant Harbour Gallery was all about using recycled materials in art. It’s right up our alley – so we were delighted to be accepted to display our luxe plectrums earrings.

Each pair is one of a kind and made from recycled bank/store cards which would otherwise be thrown away or gathering dust in wallets, drawers and hiding places.

Turning unwanted bits of junk and found objects into beautifully modern highly wearable jewellery is one of the core values in our making practice.

Guernsey Arts Open 2023

Guernsey Arts Open 2023

Guernsey Arts Open 2023 –  Paisley Fractal in Silver

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been accepted for the Guernsey Arts Open Exhibition at the George Crossan Gallery which starts in October.

We’ve painted a 6ft long canvas and drawn intricate paisley and lace inspired spiral motifs. Once again a labour of love. Creating a pattern that looks like it could occur in nature with the elements of crafted human elements like lace. Embracing the ever intertwined relationships between our perception of design and nature.

Combining our some of our favourite things – spirals , patterns , super tiny details and metallic colours.

potato peel pearl drop earrings

Folksy Fringe 2023

Folksy Fringe 2023

Folksy Fringe 2023

 

The Folksy Fringe is now live and we’re thrilled to have been selected! First we were included in the summer exhibition, now we’re in it’s sister show.

Folksy HQ describe the show – “ When we were curating the Summer Exhibition we found we didn’t have space for everything we wanted to include, and so the idea of a Fringe was formed. We hope you love it as much as we do! “

If you missed the Edinburgh Fringe – you can visit Folksy instead.

Included were our bronze pearl waterfalls – the perfect complement to our gold ormer pendant which was featured in the main exhibition.

The metallic coin pearls in these earrings reflect a stunning range of colours which just look so stunning no matter the lighting. They are like tiny disco balls – an ode to our love of the genre.

Coin Pearl and Hematite Cascading Earrings