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Ormolu by Julie Blyfield and Kirsten Coelho in Adelaide

Exhibition  /  TravellingExhibition  /  04 Oct 2018  -  05 Nov 2018
 
Published: 23.09.2018
Kirsten Coelho. Julie Blyfield. Object: Yelta, 2017. Porcelain, matt white, banded iron oxide, staturated iron glaze, bi metal copper, sterling silver, cable, wax.. 22.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Kirsten Coelho
Julie Blyfield
Object: Yelta, 2017
Porcelain, matt white, banded iron oxide, staturated iron glaze, bi metal copper, sterling silver, cable, wax.
22.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Intro
In an inspired contemporary interpretation of Ormolu, silversmith Julie Blyfield and ceramicist Kirsten Coelho have collaborated to create a suite of porcelain containers with intricate silver lids and an accompanying collection of jewellery.  Historically the decorative style of Ormolu involved lavish ornamentation of furniture, clocks and ceramics with gold-coloured metal alloys. The Chinese combined metal and porcelain in tea caddies, while the English created Ormolu snuff boxes and trinket containers, and made repairs using metal staples and components to prolong the life of an object. There is a rich history, too, of the Japanese Kintsugi tradition of repairing ceramics with gold, silver or platinum.