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Alison Counsell

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Published: 23.01.2019

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Working with enamels, wire and interwoven mesh the work represents time and place reflecting on landscape and environment. 
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Alison Counsell. Necklace: I want a colourful life, 2018. Silver-plated copper and silicone.. 60 x 4 cm
. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Viscous Meniscus. Alison Counsell
Necklace: I want a colourful life, 2018
Silver-plated copper and silicone.
60 x 4 cm

Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Viscous Meniscus
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Alison Counsell. Necklace: I want a colourful life, 2018. Silver-plated copper and silicone.. 60 x 4 cm
. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Viscous Meniscus. Closer view. . Alison Counsell
Necklace: I want a colourful life, 2018
Silver-plated copper and silicone.
60 x 4 cm

Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Viscous Meniscus

Closer view. 

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Alison Counsell. Ring: Organelles, 2019. Silver and gold plated copper, iron wire and silicone.. 3 x 3 x 1.5 cm
. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Viscous Meniscus. Alison Counsell
Ring: Organelles, 2019
Silver and gold plated copper, iron wire and silicone.
3 x 3 x 1.5 cm

Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Viscous Meniscus
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Alison Counsell. Necklace: Yellow Belly, 2018. Silver-plated copper, enamel and silicone.. 60 x 4 cm
. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Viscous Meniscus. Alison Counsell
Necklace: Yellow Belly, 2018
Silver-plated copper, enamel and silicone.
60 x 4 cm

Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Viscous Meniscus
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Alison Counsell. Bangle: Untitled, 2019. Silver and gold plated copper and silicone.. 9 x 6 x 1 cm. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Viscous Meniscus. Alison Counsell
Bangle: Untitled, 2019
Silver and gold plated copper and silicone.
9 x 6 x 1 cm
Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Viscous Meniscus
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Alison Counsell. Vessel: sky blue with tips of red……like an oil drum you said!, 2019. Copper and enamel.. 7 x 5.5 cm 
. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Viscous Meniscus. Alison Counsell
Vessel: sky blue with tips of red……like an oil drum you said!, 2019
Copper and enamel.
7 x 5.5 cm 

Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Viscous Meniscus
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Alison Counsell. Vessel: Viscous Meniscus #9, 2018. Gold-plated copper and enamel.. 7 x 7 cm. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Viscous Meniscus. Alison Counsell
Vessel: Viscous Meniscus #9, 2018
Gold-plated copper and enamel.
7 x 7 cm
Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Viscous Meniscus
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Alison Counsell. Vessel: Walk in the woods, 2018. Copper, enamel and birch bark.. 30 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Walk in the Woods. Alison Counsell
Vessel: Walk in the woods, 2018
Copper, enamel and birch bark.
30 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Walk in the Woods
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Alison Counsell. Vessel: Very early spring, 2018. Copper, enamel and birch bark.. 20 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Walk in the Woods. Alison Counsell
Vessel: Very early spring, 2018
Copper, enamel and birch bark.
20 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Walk in the Woods
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Alison Counsell. Necklace: 3 light breaths, 2018. Iron wire and silicone.. 60 x 4 cm
. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Viscous Meniscus. Alison Counsell
Necklace: 3 light breaths, 2018
Iron wire and silicone.
60 x 4 cm

Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Viscous Meniscus
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Alison Counsell. Necklace: 3 light breaths, 2018. Iron wire and silicone.. 60 x 4 cm
. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Viscous Meniscus. Detail.. Alison Counsell
Necklace: 3 light breaths, 2018
Iron wire and silicone.
60 x 4 cm

Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Viscous Meniscus

Detail.

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Alison Counsell. Necklace: Replenish, 2018. Copper, enamel, silver-plate.. Chain 60: Cup 6 x 5 cm
. Photo by: Alison Counsell. Alison Counsell
Necklace: Replenish, 2018
Copper, enamel, silver-plate.
Chain 60: Cup 6 x 5 cm

Photo by: Alison Counsell
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Alison Counsell. Necklace: Replenish, 2018. Copper, enamel, silver-plate.. Chain 60: Cup 6 x 5 cm
. Photo by: Alison Counsell. Alternative viewpoint.. Alison Counsell
Necklace: Replenish, 2018
Copper, enamel, silver-plate.
Chain 60: Cup 6 x 5 cm

Photo by: Alison Counsell

Alternative viewpoint.

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Alison Counsell. Necklace: Balls of Fire, 2018. Iron wire, enamel and silicone.. 60 x 3 cm. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Viscous Meniscus. Alison Counsell
Necklace: Balls of Fire, 2018
Iron wire, enamel and silicone.
60 x 3 cm
Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Viscous Meniscus
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Alison Counsell. Necklace: Daisy Chain Sketch, 2019. Iron wire, enamel and neoprene.. 50 x 7 cm. Photo by: Alison Counsell. From series: Viscous Meniscus. Alison Counsell
Necklace: Daisy Chain Sketch, 2019
Iron wire, enamel and neoprene.
50 x 7 cm
Photo by: Alison Counsell
From series: Viscous Meniscus
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Intro
I am an artist/ jeweller/ metalsmith/ mapper based in Sheffield. I studied at the Royal College of Art over 30 years ago. I feel lucky to have been on an exhilarating, investigative, creative journey ever since.
 

Statement

I call my current work Viscous Meniscus.
Viscous: having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid.
Meniscus: the curved upper surface of a liquid.
Each piece starts life as an experiment. The creating process feels visceral, akin to squeezing organic energy into an inert and lifeless form. Physically I work with liquid industrial enamels and pigmented silicone, which are forced intowoven mesh and/or coiled wire frameworks. The enamel fires hard, while the silicone is slightly flexible and silky to touch. My hope is that when wearing one of the neckpieces, a subtle spark of this living energy will shift and is make itself known to the wearer. I am also inspired by walking in nature: the physical and mental displacement in time and place, and temporarily becoming part of the living environment/landscape. I sometimes include found natural materials and am in the process of building a grouping of pieces that reflect a walk in the woods.


 

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2018:
Exhibition  09 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018  Sheffield Institute of Arts, Degree Show 2018.
Students degree show: Alison Counsell guiding teacher.
Exhibition  25 May 2018 - 25 Aug 2018  Five Elements’ Centre for Innovative Material and Technology.
Hong Kong Design Institute.
2017:
Exhibition  10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017  Sheffield Institute of Arts. Degree Show 2017.
Students degree show: Alison Counsell guiding teacher.
2014:
Fair  09 May 2014 - 12 May 2014  COLLECT : Galvanize Sheffield & Harley Gallery.
Saatchi Gallery, London.
2013:
Meeting  03 May 2013 - 31 May 2013  Galvanize, Festival of Contemporary Metal Design & Innovation.
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield.
Exhibition  16 Feb 2013 - 13 Oct 2019  Designed to Shine : 100 years of Stainless Steel.
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield.
 
2009:
Online collective  20 Aug 2009 - 22 Jan 2019  Sale of the Century, W001 worths..
The W001worths team is a group of independent artists making work in response to the closure of Woolworths stores across the UK.
2008:
Exhibition  27 Sep 2008 - 30 Nov 2008  Ashes to Art: Scattered, Funeria 4th Biennial.
Graton, California.
2007:
Meeting  14 Nov 2007 - 09 Dec 2007  Galvanize, Festival of Contemporary Metal Design & Innovation.
Sheffield.
 
Exhibition  10 Nov 2007 - 30 Dec 2007  Minimal to Bling, The Society of Arts & Crafts.
Boston, USA.
Exhibition  21 Apr 2007 - 14 Jul 2007  Mapping, Bury Art Gallery and Museum..
Bury.
2006:
Exhibition  01 Nov 2006 - 31 Dec 2006  The Necklace Show, Velvet da Vinci.
San Francisco.
Exhibition  21 Oct 2006 - 03 Nov 2019  Ashes to Art, Funeria’s 3rd Biennial.
Crane Arts, Philadelphia.
Exhibition  28 Apr 2006 - 11 Jun 2006  Making Words, Bilston Craft Gallery.
Wolverhampton (touring).
2005:
Exhibition  16 Sep 2005 - 29 Oct 2005  The Watkins Era, Contemporary Applied Arts.
London.
Exhibition  19 Mar 2005 - 16 Apr 2019  Objects of Beauty, Jerald Melburg.
North Carolina.
2004:
Exhibition  12 Nov 2004 - 31 Dec 2004  The Acid Test, Velvet da Vinci.
San Francisco.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2004 - 08 Oct 2004  The Acid Test, The Design Centre.
Barnsley.

Publications      View / hide publications

TV:  BBC Countryfile. BBC.  BBC:  London,  2015
(8-minute feature)
Catalogue:  Collect 2014 – The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects. Collect.  Collect:  London,  2014
Book:  Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists and Designer Makers. Anne Marie Shillito.  2013
Newsletter/pamphlet:  Cartographiti. University of Liverpool:  University of Liverpool,  2011
Catalogue:  Ashes to Art Scattered. Funeria. 2008
Book:  500 Metal Vessels: Contemporary Explorations of Containment. Marthe Le Van.  Lark Books:  2008
Catalogue:  Ashes to Art. Funeria. 2006
Poster feature:  Making Words. Bilston Craft Gallery:  Wolverhampton,  2006
Catalogue:  The Acid Test. 2004
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