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I am very led by my materials during the design process. Jed Green interviewed by Klimt02

Interview  /  Artists
Published: 16.03.2020
Author:
Klimt02
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2020
Jed Green. Necklace: Untitled, 2019. Glass, silver, 9ct gold, paint, wood, ceramic transfer, platinum transfer, stainless steel, hematite.. 24 x 14 x 2 cm. Photo by: Tas Kyprianou. Jed Green
Necklace: Untitled, 2019
Glass, silver, 9ct gold, paint, wood, ceramic transfer, platinum transfer, stainless steel, hematite.
24 x 14 x 2 cm
Photo by: Tas Kyprianou
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Intro
The handmade element is very important, I am always searching for ways to interpret my ideas using the skills I have learnt and developed. I am also inspired by the idea of using everyday inexpensive materials and turning them into something unique and precious.
What do you expect when you show your work to the public (for example, with an exhibition)?
When I show my work I always feel it's best not to have big expectations! I do enjoy exhibiting, seeing how people react to the work and the conversations that take place. Many are surprised about the material, that it is glass and are interested in my technics, how the colour is applied inside and how the structures work.


How important is the handmade for you in your development? What role does technics and technology play in your development?
The handmade element is very important, I am always searching for ways to interpret my ideas using the skills I have learnt and developed. I am also inspired by the idea of using everyday inexpensive materials and turning them into something unique and precious.


When you start making a new piece what is your process? How much of it is a pre-formulated plan and how much do you let the material spontaneity lead you?
New pieces are often triggered by ideas about new shapes and whether they can be translated into the glass, I am very led by my materials during the design process so once that shape works then the designs seem to flow freely from there. 


How important is wearability in contemporary jewellery? And in your pieces?
Wearability is an important factor, I use scientific medical glass, and although the shapes are hollow the walls are strong and the pieces feel light and comfortable to wear. Some pieces are more fragile than others depending on their structure.


The last work, book, film, city that moved me was...
The work of Christodoulos Panayiotou.
Book: A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara.


Considering the experiences you have had over the years - if you could go back and give yourself a piece of advice for the start-up phase, what would that be?
Start earlier but I did have 3 daughters before I started my practice.


Can you describe your personality in 3 words, describe your work in 3 words.
Happy, obsessive, quiet; Inspiring, challenging, vital.
 
Jed Green. Necklace: Untitled, 2017. Glass, silver, paint, wood, ceramic transfer.. 16 x 10 cm. Photo by: Tas Kyprianou. Jed Green
Necklace: Untitled, 2017
Glass, silver, paint, wood, ceramic transfer.
16 x 10 cm
Photo by: Tas Kyprianou
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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