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Edinburgh College of Arts. Klimt02 BA Degree Show 2022

Exhibition  /  NewTalentsByKlimt02  /  04 Jun 2022  -  12 Dec 2022
Published: 02.12.2022
Alex Barnes. Brooch: Infest Collection, 2022. Thread, beads, leather, steel pin. Various. From series: Infest Collection. 
. Alexandra looks for the beauty in all things that scuttle and soar. Her fascination for insects materialises in the stillness that is embroidery and beadwork. While insects may be fleeting creatures, they have been a source of inspiration to makers for centuries. For ‘Infest’ Alexandra examines the diverse range of colours and textures in beetles and deconstructs them, exhibiting the process of infestation and deterioration.. Alex Barnes
Brooch: Infest Collection, 2022
Thread, beads, leather, steel pin
Various
From series: Infest Collection

Alexandra looks for the beauty in all things that scuttle and soar. Her fascination for insects materialises in the stillness that is embroidery and beadwork. While insects may be fleeting creatures, they have been a source of inspiration to makers for centuries. For ‘Infest’ Alexandra examines the diverse range of colours and textures in beetles and deconstructs them, exhibiting the process of infestation and deterioration.
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Intro
We use materials experimentally. We express ideas through materials and seek out new ways to apply them. 

Artist list

Alexandra Barnes, Cait Beale, Guy Howe-Conners, Dingyuan Liu
Jewellery and Silversmithing is a small and specialised department with a world-class reputation for high-quality craftsmanship and design. We balance old and new approaches to traditional craft techniques with innovation, exploration and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our objective is to design critically informed work that integrates ‘thought’ and ‘practice’ to contribute towards the ever-evolving creative industries within and outwith our discipline. 

The department is fundamentally concerned with instilling knowledge of materials and making practices. We use materials experimentally. We express ideas through materials and seek out new ways to apply them. 

We have a philosophy that encourages a wide range of approaches, from the traditional Gold and Silversmiths’ trade to the contemporary influences of art, craft, design, technology and science. Our students are typically curious, resourceful, independent thinkers who are able to skilfully translate an idea into a beautifully crafted artefact.


Jewellery & Silversmithing BA Hons 
Edinburgh College of Art
Alex Barnes. Necklace: Infest Collection, 2022. Thread, beads, leather. 70 cm. From series: Infest Collection. Alex Barnes
Necklace: Infest Collection, 2022
Thread, beads, leather
70 cm
From series: Infest Collection
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Alex Barnes. Brooch: Infest Collection, 2022. Thread, beads, leather, steel pin. 6 x 2 x 7 cm. From series: Infest Collection. Alex Barnes
Brooch: Infest Collection, 2022
Thread, beads, leather, steel pin
6 x 2 x 7 cm
From series: Infest Collection
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Alex Barnes. Brooch: Infest Collection, 2022. Thread, beads, leather, steel pin. 5.5 x 2 x 6.5 cm. From series: Infest Collection. Alex Barnes
Brooch: Infest Collection, 2022
Thread, beads, leather, steel pin
5.5 x 2 x 6.5 cm
From series: Infest Collection
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Cait Beale. Brooch: Contour Brooch, 2022. Silver. 3 x 3 x 8 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. From series: Nu. 
. My work combines contrasting themes such as abstract structures, minimalist compositions and finding beauty in unexpected aspects of buildings. The ‘nu’ collection is designed focussing in on one of the primary principles of Brutalist architecture -the naked construction. This collection is designed to make people think about the complex forms and shapes that are often fabricated to create a minimalist or simplistic forms. The collection is very much inspired by minimalism both in terms of material, colour and fittings – much like brutalist architecture.. Cait Beale
Brooch: Contour Brooch, 2022
Silver
3 x 3 x 8 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
From series: Nu

My work combines contrasting themes such as abstract structures, minimalist compositions and finding beauty in unexpected aspects of buildings. The ‘nu’ collection is designed focussing in on one of the primary principles of Brutalist architecture -the naked construction. This collection is designed to make people think about the complex forms and shapes that are often fabricated to create a minimalist or simplistic forms. The collection is very much inspired by minimalism both in terms of material, colour and fittings – much like brutalist architecture.
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Cait Beale. Earrings: Form Earrings, 2022. Silver. 2 x 1.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. From series: Nu. Cait Beale
Earrings: Form Earrings, 2022
Silver
2 x 1.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
From series: Nu
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Guy Howe Conners. Ring: Strange by Nature, 2022. Base metal, spray paint, silver. 3 x 1.5 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Shannon Tofts. Guy Howe Conners
Ring: Strange by Nature, 2022
Base metal, spray paint, silver
3 x 1.5 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Shannon Tofts
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Guy Howe Conners. Earrings: Strange by Nature, 2022. Silver, 18ct Gold. 3.5 x 1.5 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Cosmo Wesenbeek. Guy Howe Conners
Earrings: Strange by Nature, 2022
Silver, 18ct Gold
3.5 x 1.5 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Cosmo Wesenbeek
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Guy Howe Conners. Earrings: Strange by Nature, 2022. Brass, spray paint, silver. 3 x 1.5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Cosmo Wesenbeek. Guy Howe Conners
Earrings: Strange by Nature, 2022
Brass, spray paint, silver
3 x 1.5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Cosmo Wesenbeek
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Guy Howe Conners. Earrings: Strange by Nature, 2022. Base metal, spray paint, silver, pearls. 2.5 x 1.5 x 6 cm. Photo by: Cosmo Wesenbeek. Guy Howe Conners
Earrings: Strange by Nature, 2022
Base metal, spray paint, silver, pearls
2.5 x 1.5 x 6 cm
Photo by: Cosmo Wesenbeek
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Dingyuan Liu. Ring: Moon Phase signet ring, 2022. Silver, mother of pearl. 2.5 x 1.5 x 3.5 cm. From series: The 25th Hour. 
. I am a jewellery designer and maker who creates playful kinetic jewellery in precious metals.
. 
. My graduate collection name is called ' The 25th Hour'. The pandemic affected me deeply and had a huge impact on my living habits. Restrictions on travel triggered my fantasy of going outdoors. I began to form a habit of going out late at night when the streets are quiet and teaching myself to ride a bike.  Watching the changes of the moon and escaping to an imaginary world.
. 
. In this collection, I combine elements of the bike and the moon to create a series of designs that represent my utopian imaginary world during the lockdown.. Dingyuan Liu
Ring: Moon Phase signet ring, 2022
Silver, mother of pearl
2.5 x 1.5 x 3.5 cm
From series: The 25th Hour

I am a jewellery designer and maker who creates playful kinetic jewellery in precious metals.

My graduate collection name is called ' The 25th Hour'. The pandemic affected me deeply and had a huge impact on my living habits. Restrictions on travel triggered my fantasy of going outdoors. I began to form a habit of going out late at night when the streets are quiet and teaching myself to ride a bike.  Watching the changes of the moon and escaping to an imaginary world.

In this collection, I combine elements of the bike and the moon to create a series of designs that represent my utopian imaginary world during the lockdown.
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Dingyuan Liu. Earrings: Kinetic Earrings, 2022. Gold plated silver, mother of pearl. 2.5 x 1.5 x 4.5 cm. From series: The 25th Hour. Dingyuan Liu
Earrings: Kinetic Earrings, 2022
Gold plated silver, mother of pearl
2.5 x 1.5 x 4.5 cm
From series: The 25th Hour
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Dingyuan Liu. Brooch: Kinetic Brooch, 2022. Silver, titanium, 9ct gold. 2 x 1.5 x 2.5 cm. From series: The 25th Hour. Dingyuan Liu
Brooch: Kinetic Brooch, 2022
Silver, titanium, 9ct gold
2 x 1.5 x 2.5 cm
From series: The 25th Hour
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Dingyuan Liu. Ring: Kinetic ring, 2022. Silver, titanium, 9ct gold. 2.5 x 1.5 x 3.5 cm. Dingyuan Liu
Ring: Kinetic ring, 2022
Silver, titanium, 9ct gold
2.5 x 1.5 x 3.5 cm
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