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Elizabeth Shaw

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Published: 23.11.2016

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These rings were inspired by the 1931 classic movie Frankenstein that was based on a story written by 18-year-old Mary Shelley in 1816. In Frankenstein the parts of various bodies were combined to make a monster. In each of these rings, a part of an engraved sterling silver bangle has been combined with cast sterling silver formed from a range of other items.
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Elizabeth Shaw. Ring: Rings for Mary Shelley, 2016. Silver. Elizabeth Shaw
Ring: Rings for Mary Shelley, 2016
Silver
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Elizabeth Shaw. Ring: Rings for Mary Shelley, 2016. Silver. Detail view. Elizabeth Shaw
Ring: Rings for Mary Shelley, 2016
Silver

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Elizabeth Shaw. Ring: Bird of Prey, 2015. Recycled and reused sterling silver, fragment of a glass bird, found steel spring. 7 x 3 x 10 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Ring: Bird of Prey, 2015
Recycled and reused sterling silver, fragment of a glass bird, found steel spring
7 x 3 x 10 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Ring: Rotary Sickle and Bird, 2015. Recycled and reused sterling silver, bronze. 4 x 0.5 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Bowden Michelle. Elizabeth Shaw
Ring: Rotary Sickle and Bird, 2015
Recycled and reused sterling silver, bronze
4 x 0.5 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Bowden Michelle
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Elizabeth Shaw. Ring: Rotary Sickle, 2015. Recycled and reused sterling silver. 4 x 0.5 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Ring: Rotary Sickle, 2015
Recycled and reused sterling silver
4 x 0.5 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Ring: Calipers, 2015. Recycled and reused sterling silver, bronze. 2.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Ring: Calipers, 2015
Recycled and reused sterling silver, bronze
2.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Ring: Grasping Finger, 2015. Recycled and reused sterling silver, found glass bead. 3 x 0.5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Ring: Grasping Finger, 2015
Recycled and reused sterling silver, found glass bead
3 x 0.5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Necklace: Power Suit, 2015. Recycled and reused sterling silver, found glass, dolls hair, titanium. 3 x 2.5 x 7 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Necklace: Power Suit, 2015
Recycled and reused sterling silver, found glass, dolls hair, titanium
3 x 2.5 x 7 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Necklace: Braced figure, 2015. Recycled and reused sterling silver, found ceramic, dolls hair. 3 x 2.5 x 8 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Necklace: Braced figure, 2015
Recycled and reused sterling silver, found ceramic, dolls hair
3 x 2.5 x 8 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Necklace: Repaired Figure, 2015. Recycled and reused sterling silver, found ceramic, dolls hair, titanium. 3 x 2.5 x 8 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Necklace: Repaired Figure, 2015
Recycled and reused sterling silver, found ceramic, dolls hair, titanium
3 x 2.5 x 8 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Necklace: The Beast that drives, 2015. Recycled and reused sterling silver, found plastic, dolls hair. 5 x 3 x 6.5 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Necklace: The Beast that drives, 2015
Recycled and reused sterling silver, found plastic, dolls hair
5 x 3 x 6.5 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Necklace: Diver, 2014. Found terracotta body, recycled and reused sterling silver. 15.5 x 3 x 23 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Necklace: Diver, 2014
Found terracotta body, recycled and reused sterling silver
15.5 x 3 x 23 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Necklace: Diver, 2014. Found terracotta body, recycled and reused sterling silver. 15.5 x 3 x 23 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Detail view.. Elizabeth Shaw
Necklace: Diver, 2014
Found terracotta body, recycled and reused sterling silver
15.5 x 3 x 23 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden

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Elizabeth Shaw. Necklace: Repaired Arm, 2014. Found porcelain arm, recycled and reused sterling silver. 15.5 x 2.5 x 24 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Necklace: Repaired Arm, 2014
Found porcelain arm, recycled and reused sterling silver
15.5 x 2.5 x 24 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Necklace: Repaired Arm, 2014. Found porcelain arm, recycled and reused sterling silver. 15.5 x 2.5 x 24 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Detail view.. Elizabeth Shaw
Necklace: Repaired Arm, 2014
Found porcelain arm, recycled and reused sterling silver
15.5 x 2.5 x 24 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden

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Elizabeth Shaw. Necklace: Caged Arm, 2014. Found plastic arm, recycled and reused sterling silver. 15.5 x 3.5 x 28 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Necklace: Caged Arm, 2014
Found plastic arm, recycled and reused sterling silver
15.5 x 3.5 x 28 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Necklace: Caged Arm, 2014. Found plastic arm, recycled and reused sterling silver. 15.5 x 3.5 x 28 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Detail view.. Elizabeth Shaw
Necklace: Caged Arm, 2014
Found plastic arm, recycled and reused sterling silver
15.5 x 3.5 x 28 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden

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Elizabeth Shaw. Ring: Fixed Dog, 2014. Broken ceramic ornament, recycled and reused sterling silver. 4 x 3.5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Ring: Fixed Dog, 2014
Broken ceramic ornament, recycled and reused sterling silver
4 x 3.5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Ring: Fixed Cat, 2014. Broken ceramic ornament, recycled and reused sterling silver. 2.5 x 5 x 6 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Ring: Fixed Cat, 2014
Broken ceramic ornament, recycled and reused sterling silver
2.5 x 5 x 6 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Elizabeth Shaw. Ring: Fixed Handle, 2014. Broken ceramic, recycled and reused sterling silver. 3 x 1 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Elizabeth Shaw
Ring: Fixed Handle, 2014
Broken ceramic, recycled and reused sterling silver
3 x 1 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Intro
Elizabeth Shaw’s studio is in Brisbane Australia. She has a Research Masters from Queensland College of Art Griffith University and a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Gold and Silversmithing (QCA) and an Associate Diploma of Silversmithing  (QUT). She prioritises ethical and environmental concerns in her studio informing her materials choice, technical approaches and work methodology. She exhibits regularly and has been the recipient of grants, residencies and awards.
 

Statement

I am interested in the societal and cultural values that are reflected in the objects we surround ourselves with. I particularly like jewellery for its rich history, its portability and its close association with the wearer and its role in communicating to the viewer. I am intrigued by how quickly something that was once valued can become ‘valueless’. A collected or found broken part of an object destined for or retrieved from landfill is quite often the starting point for my work. These ‘unvalued’ parts bring with them a history and I construct around them to embellish their story through additions. I draw on an aesthetic of repair and value honesty in materials.  Ethical and environmental concerns are central to my studio practice and these inform how I approach my work.
 

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2016:
Exhibition  12 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016  Tincal Lab Challenge 2016. Jewelry and Cinema.
Conference  19 Apr 2016 - 19 Apr 2016  FLUX – FAIR LUXURY.
Goldsmiths Centre, London, United Kingdom, I am participating in and delivering a workshop at the one day conference
2012:
Exhibition  02 Oct 2012 - 13 Oct 2012  For The Love of COFFEE.

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Website:  Yang/Shaw: Tales from the Studio. Charles Zuber.  2016
Magazine:  Susanne Hammer, FAULT LINES. 2012
Schmuckmagazin online
Magazine:  Ketten. Susanne Hammer. 2011
Nevertheless, Vienna, S.124 - 131
Website:  Women are True Gems. 2011
The Courier Mail, Fiona Purdon, Brisbane
Book:  Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor. 2011
Dorothy Erickson, Kirsten Fitzpatrick, Evie Franzidis , Artisan: Brisbane, p54, 131 (reprint 2012)
Website:  Mining the Community’s Jewellery Box. Luise Straker.  2010
Catalogue:  The Miniature Museum. 2009
Michael Hawker, Blindside: Melbourne
Catalogue:  Ornamentomology. 2008
Kirsten Fitzpatrick, Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group Australia Queensland (Inc.): Brisbane.
Book:  De Omkering. 2003
Numbered edition, 500 copies, 35 euro shipping included
Book:  Less is More / Less is a Bore. 2002
Craft Arts International, K. Fitzpatrick, Sydney, no.56, pp98 -103.
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