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Katie Collins

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Published: 29.02.2016
Katie Collins. Necklace: And there it was, under the dust, 2015. Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver. Dimensions vary, 18 x 26 x 2.5cm, when open. Katie Collins
Necklace: And there it was, under the dust, 2015
Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver
Dimensions vary, 18 x 26 x 2.5cm, when open
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Katie Collins. Necklace: And in the night, we ran to the shed, 2016. Zinc, sterling silver. Dimensions vary, 23.5 x 25.5 x 4cm, when open. Katie Collins
Necklace: And in the night, we ran to the shed, 2016
Zinc, sterling silver
Dimensions vary, 23.5 x 25.5 x 4cm, when open
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Katie Collins. Necklace: And in the night, we ran to the shed, 2016. Zinc, sterling silver. Dimensions vary, 23.5 x 25.5 x 4cm, when open. Multiple views. Katie Collins
Necklace: And in the night, we ran to the shed, 2016
Zinc, sterling silver
Dimensions vary, 23.5 x 25.5 x 4cm, when open

Multiple views

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Katie Collins. Necklace: From the sum of its parts, 2014. Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver, 9ct white gold. Dimensions vary, 16 x 34 x 2cm, when open. Katie Collins
Necklace: From the sum of its parts, 2014
Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver, 9ct white gold
Dimensions vary, 16 x 34 x 2cm, when open
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Katie Collins. Necklace: From the sum of its parts, 2014. Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver, 9ct white gold. Dimensions vary, 16 x 34 x 2cm, when open. Multiple views. Katie Collins
Necklace: From the sum of its parts, 2014
Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver, 9ct white gold
Dimensions vary, 16 x 34 x 2cm, when open

Multiple views

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Katie Collins. Necklace: Kit of parts (three components), 2014. Mild steel, fine and sterling silver. Dimensions vary, 47 x 1.5 cm. From series: ongoing series. Katie Collins
Necklace: Kit of parts (three components), 2014
Mild steel, fine and sterling silver
Dimensions vary, 47 x 1.5 cm
From series: ongoing series
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Katie Collins. Bracelet: To begin, to depart, 2015. Brass, paint. Dimensions vary, 9.5 x 9.5 x 1.5cm, when open. Katie Collins
Bracelet: To begin, to depart, 2015
Brass, paint
Dimensions vary, 9.5 x 9.5 x 1.5cm, when open
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Katie Collins. Brooch: The digger, 2014. Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver. Dimensions vary, 6.5 x 3.2 x 1.5cm, when closed. Katie Collins
Brooch: The digger, 2014
Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver
Dimensions vary, 6.5 x 3.2 x 1.5cm, when closed
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Katie Collins. Necklace: What was once closed II, 2015. Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver. Dimensions vary, 20 x 33 x 2.2cm, when open. Katie Collins
Necklace: What was once closed II, 2015
Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver
Dimensions vary, 20 x 33 x 2.2cm, when open
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Katie Collins. Necklace: What was once closed II, 2015. Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver. Dimensions vary, 20 x 33 x 2.2cm, when open. Multiple views. Katie Collins
Necklace: What was once closed II, 2015
Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver
Dimensions vary, 20 x 33 x 2.2cm, when open

Multiple views

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Katie Collins. Object: The truck and what was once new, 2013. Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver. Dimensions vary, 6.5 x 4 x 7cm. Katie Collins
Object: The truck and what was once new, 2013
Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver
Dimensions vary, 6.5 x 4 x 7cm
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Katie Collins. Object: The cicada and the rig, 2014. Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver. Dimensions vary, 8.5 x 8 x 1.5cm, when open. Katie Collins
Object: The cicada and the rig, 2014
Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver
Dimensions vary, 8.5 x 8 x 1.5cm, when open
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Katie Collins. Brooch: MW, 2014. Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver. Dimensions vary, 1.7 x 4 x 1cm, when closed. Katie Collins
Brooch: MW, 2014
Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver
Dimensions vary, 1.7 x 4 x 1cm, when closed
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Katie Collins. Object: From the ground up, 2013. Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver. Dimensions vary, 5 x 5 x 12.5cm when open. Katie Collins
Object: From the ground up, 2013
Mild steel, vitreous enamel, sterling silver
Dimensions vary, 5 x 5 x 12.5cm when open
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Katie Collins. Ring: The crane and the bridge, series, 2013. Sterling silver, mild steel, vitreous enamel. Katie Collins
Ring: The crane and the bridge, series, 2013
Sterling silver, mild steel, vitreous enamel
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Intro
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Katie Collins is a maker of jewellery and objects, based in Melbourne, Australia. A graduate from RMIT University with a BA in Fine Art, where she specialised in Gold and Silversmithing. Her work has been selected of Itami International Craft Exhibition, Japan and Talente, Munich. In 2014, she was a recipient of the Marzee International Graduate Prize.
 

Statement

I am intrigued by the forms, mechanisms and movement in tools and machinery. Their tactility, engineering and pared back functionality are a source of fascination. There is a pleasure in the movement and handling of these objects - the slide, click, and lock - with these tactile impressions creating a sense of delight. They are however sensations we seem to encounter less and less as technology progresses. 
Machine objects have two modes: dormant and active. I ́am interested in the transformation of the object form one state to the other and in particular, the moments in between.  Within the context of jewellery, my work aims to demonstrate this mechanical dance – the opening, unfurling and reveal – by engaging the wearer in this process of discovery. These machine-like objects must be unpacked and explored before they can be worn. The wearer is invited to examine the action and tactility of the piece, giving it time and attention prior to placement on the body. It is hoped that this interaction will aid in the generation of a relationship between person and jewellery object. 
My aim is to promote a visual reference in the wearer's mind to everyday machine-like objects, using familiar materials and finishes to serve as a cue to the possibility of movement. I intend for these pieces to be approachable and in seeming somewhat non-precious, shift the value to the interaction.
 

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2016:
Exhibition  23 Aug 2016 - 24 Sep 2016  Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition 2016.
2015:
Award  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Talente Competition 2015.

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Book:  New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs. Estrada, Nicolas.  Promopress:  United Kingdom,  2016
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