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Charity Ridpath

Jeweller
Published: 10.06.2021

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The artist is working with single-use plastic to explore her own contribution to our waste stream at large.
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Charity Ridpath. Earrings: Moss Agate Produce Bag, 2021. Produce bags, silver.. Multiple pieces.. Charity Ridpath
Earrings: Moss Agate Produce Bag, 2021
Produce bags, silver.
Multiple pieces.
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Charity Ridpath. Ring: Woven Grocery Bag, 2021. Plastic grocery bag, silver, monofilament thread.. 6.35 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm. Unique piece.. Charity Ridpath
Ring: Woven Grocery Bag, 2021
Plastic grocery bag, silver, monofilament thread.
6.35 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm
Unique piece.
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Charity Ridpath. Brooch: Basalt Bubblewrap Mineral, 2020. Fused bubblewrap, stainless steel.. Unique piece.. Charity Ridpath
Brooch: Basalt Bubblewrap Mineral, 2020
Fused bubblewrap, stainless steel.
Unique piece.
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Charity Ridpath. Ring: Quartz Bubblewrap Mineral, 2020. Bubble wrap, recycled silver.. 8.5 x 8.6 x 7.3 cm. Unique piece.. Charity Ridpath
Ring: Quartz Bubblewrap Mineral, 2020
Bubble wrap, recycled silver.
8.5 x 8.6 x 7.3 cm
Unique piece.
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Charity Ridpath. Ring: Agardite Bubble Wrap Mineral, 2020. Bubblewrap, silver.. 14 x 12 x 4.2 cm. Unique piece.. Charity Ridpath
Ring: Agardite Bubble Wrap Mineral, 2020
Bubblewrap, silver.
14 x 12 x 4.2 cm
Unique piece.
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Charity Ridpath. Ring: Mountain Knuckle, 2019. Assorted single-use plastic, recycled silver.. 8 x 9 x 2.2 cm. Unique piece.. Charity Ridpath
Ring: Mountain Knuckle, 2019
Assorted single-use plastic, recycled silver.
8 x 9 x 2.2 cm
Unique piece.
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Charity Ridpath. Ring: Radial, 2019. Assorted fruit containers, recycled silver, monofilament thread.. 9 x 7 x 7 cm. Unique piece.. Charity Ridpath
Ring: Radial, 2019
Assorted fruit containers, recycled silver, monofilament thread.
9 x 7 x 7 cm
Unique piece.
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Charity Ridpath. Head Piece: Filter Helmet, 2019. Single-use plastic scraps, monofilament thread.. Unique piece.. Charity Ridpath
Head Piece: Filter Helmet, 2019
Single-use plastic scraps, monofilament thread.
Unique piece.
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Charity Ridpath. Bracelet: Ice Core Sample, 2019. Bubblewrap.. Unique piece.. Charity Ridpath
Bracelet: Ice Core Sample, 2019
Bubblewrap.
Unique piece.
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Charity Ridpath. Brooch: Accretion, 2018. Assorted single-use plastic scraps, monofilament thread.. 13.9 x 13.9 x 11.4 cm. Unique piece.. Charity Ridpath
Brooch: Accretion, 2018
Assorted single-use plastic scraps, monofilament thread.
13.9 x 13.9 x 11.4 cm
Unique piece.
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Charity Ridpath. Ring: City, 2018. Produce bags, recycled silver.. 6 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm. Photo by: Scott Brackett. Unique piece.. Charity Ridpath
Ring: City, 2018
Produce bags, recycled silver.
6 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm
Photo by: Scott Brackett
Unique piece.
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Charity Ridpath. Ring: Handcuff, 2018. Cut raspberry container, recycled silver.. 6.4 x 2.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Scott Brackett. Unique piece.. Charity Ridpath
Ring: Handcuff, 2018
Cut raspberry container, recycled silver.
6.4 x 2.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Scott Brackett
Unique piece.
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Charity Ridpath. Bracelet: Mushroom, 2018. Assorted single-use plastic, PLA.. 24 x 24 x 5 cm. Unique piece.. Charity Ridpath
Bracelet: Mushroom, 2018
Assorted single-use plastic, PLA.
24 x 24 x 5 cm
Unique piece.
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Charity Ridpath. Ring: Winged Sees, 2018. Salad container, recycled silver.. Multiple pieces.. Charity Ridpath
Ring: Winged Sees, 2018
Salad container, recycled silver.
Multiple pieces.
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Charity Ridpath. Bangle: Moss Agate Produce Bag, 2018. Produce bags.. 7.2 x 8.9 x 2.5 cm. Charity Ridpath
Bangle: Moss Agate Produce Bag, 2018
Produce bags.
7.2 x 8.9 x 2.5 cm
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Intro
Charity Ridpath is primarily inspired by the meaning and manipulation of unconventional materials. Currently, she is working with single-use plastic to explore her own contribution to our waste stream at large. Much of her practice takes its cues from how nature organizes itself to create solutions. In 2019 she earned a BFA in Studio Practice with a specialization in Metals from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She lives and works in Austin, Texas. 

Statement

For one year, I collected all of the single-use plastic I used to better understand my own footprint. With “Year of Plastic,” I transform this collection into nature-inspired, wearable compositions. I subvert the traditional ideas of jewelry as objects with value and symbols of status by replacing gold and jewels with plastic sculptures.
I like to view these translucent forms as a hologram, a dystopian re-creation of something that no longer exists. It creates a link between the abundance of single-use plastic and nature’s destruction.
The experience of wearing these pieces interrupts our common association of single-use plastic products with disposability. Instead, it highlights the long-lasting impact they have on our environment and ourselves.

 

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Book:  New Bracelets: 400+ Contemporary Jewelry Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2021
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