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Catherine Buddle

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Published: 28.04.2020
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Catherine Buddle. Neckpiece: Cocoon, 2019. Silver mi-fin thread, glass beads, silk cord, 925 findings. 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Neckpiece: Cocoon, 2019
Silver mi-fin thread, glass beads, silk cord, 925 findings
5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Neckpiece: Cocoon, 2019. Gold mi-fin thread, antique glass beads, silk cord, 925 findings. 6 x 5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Neckpiece: Cocoon, 2019
Gold mi-fin thread, antique glass beads, silk cord, 925 findings
6 x 5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Brooch: Anemone, 2019. Antique silk and silver passementerie thread, foil sequins, 925 brooch back. 3 x 8 x 7 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Brooch: Anemone, 2019
Antique silk and silver passementerie thread, foil sequins, 925 brooch back
3 x 8 x 7 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Brooch: Dual Vessels, 2019. Silk and 24K, silver and passementerie threads, rare earth magnet findings. 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Brooch: Dual Vessels, 2019
Silk and 24K, silver and passementerie threads, rare earth magnet findings
5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Cufflinks: Cocoon, 2019. Silk and 24K, silver and gold alloy threads, 925 findings. 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Cufflinks: Cocoon, 2019
Silk and 24K, silver and gold alloy threads, 925 findings
2.5 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Brooch: Chrysalis, 2019. Gold mi-fin thread, 925 brooch back. 4.5 x 6 x 6 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Brooch: Chrysalis, 2019
Gold mi-fin thread, 925 brooch back
4.5 x 6 x 6 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Brooch: Chrysalis, 2019. Silver mi-fin thread, silk thread, 925 brooch back. 4.5 x 4.5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Brooch: Chrysalis, 2019
Silver mi-fin thread, silk thread, 925 brooch back
4.5 x 4.5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Brooch: Chrysalis, 2016. Gold mi-fin thread, 925 brooch back. 4 x 5.5 x 6 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Brooch: Chrysalis, 2016
Gold mi-fin thread, 925 brooch back
4 x 5.5 x 6 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Brooch: Chrysalis, 2016. Silver mi-fin thread, glass beads, rare earth magnet findings. 6 x 5 x 6.5 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Brooch: Chrysalis, 2016
Silver mi-fin thread, glass beads, rare earth magnet findings
6 x 5 x 6.5 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Brooch: Chrysalis, 2016. Silk and 24K thread, rayon thread, 925 brooch back. 3.5 x 6 x 6 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Brooch: Chrysalis, 2016
Silk and 24K thread, rayon thread, 925 brooch back
3.5 x 6 x 6 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Earrings: Pod, 2019. Gold mi-fin thread, silk and silver thread, 925 findings. 8 x 2 x 2 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Earrings: Pod, 2019
Gold mi-fin thread, silk and silver thread, 925 findings
8 x 2 x 2 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Brooch: Chrysalis, 2016. Antique silk and gold passementerie thread, 925 brooch back, . 5 x 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Brooch: Chrysalis, 2016
Antique silk and gold passementerie thread, 925 brooch back, 
5 x 5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Brooch: Chrysalis, 2016. Hand-crochet silver mi-fin thread, rare earth magnet findings. 7 x 5 x 5 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Brooch: Chrysalis, 2016
Hand-crochet silver mi-fin thread, rare earth magnet findings
7 x 5 x 5 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Brooch: Empty Vessels & Bronze Anemone, 2015. Antique silk and gold thread, rare earth magnet findings. 5 x 7 x 5 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Brooch: Empty Vessels & Bronze Anemone, 2015
Antique silk and gold thread, rare earth magnet findings
5 x 7 x 5 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Body piece: Invincible Suit, 2010. Polyethelyne overall, hand-cut polyethelyne thread, overprinted text on paper. 125 x 60 x 15 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Body piece: Invincible Suit, 2010
Polyethelyne overall, hand-cut polyethelyne thread, overprinted text on paper
125 x 60 x 15 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Catherine Buddle. Brooch: Empty Vessel, 2007. Rayon and lame, gold and silver mi-fin threads. 9 x 3 x 3 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Catherine Buddle
Brooch: Empty Vessel, 2007
Rayon and lame, gold and silver mi-fin threads
9 x 3 x 3 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Intro
I have a background in the biological sciences, scientific illustration and graphic design. Each in its own way requires meticulous attention to detail and has influenced my art practice. I employ this precision to create organic forms that appear spontaneous, and represent the human psyche as an abstracted, mutable vessel.

Statement

Themes of nature and narrative are central to my work. I am fascinated by cellular structure, repetition and metamorphosis, and my work alludes to cocoons, containment and perfection: an outer shell presented to the world at large.

I create wearable sculptures with fine-gauge threads, each with their own labour-intensive history. I hold a pattern of sorts in mind when I start, and the work evolves as I progress, making it unique: in its form and its materials.

The threads in my collection are rare, precious and irreplaceable, and are the essence of my work. Each was made via a series of complex processes, by skilled artisans, before eventually coming into my hands.

I revere the finesse invested in the making of these threads, and bring the same precision to my work, mindfully stitching while contemplating who may be the next to appreciate their lustre, and the vessel I have created.

Making jewellery and objects is the means by which I satisfy my innate urge to create. While exploring interior issues, I strive to create objects of beauty that the viewer can relate to in some intuitive way.

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