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Gretal Ferguson

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Published: 01.10.2020

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4 new brooches from the Stitched collection commenting on female roles versus a masculine craft of silversmithing.
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Gretal Ferguson. Brooch: Cover Stitch I, 2020. Powder coated copper, silk, steel.. 7 x 3.5 x 7 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Brooch: Cover Stitch I, 2020
Powder coated copper, silk, steel.
7 x 3.5 x 7 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Brooch: Cover Stitch I, 2020. Powder coated copper, silk, steel.. 7 x 3.5 x 7 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Alternative set view, Cover Stitch I and Long Stitch.. Gretal Ferguson
Brooch: Cover Stitch I, 2020
Powder coated copper, silk, steel.
7 x 3.5 x 7 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched

Alternative set view, Cover Stitch I and Long Stitch.

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Gretal Ferguson. Brooch: Long Stitch, 2020. Powder coated copper, silk, steel.. 6 x 4.5 x 6 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Brooch: Long Stitch, 2020
Powder coated copper, silk, steel.
6 x 4.5 x 6 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Brooch: Tension Stitch, 2020. Powder coated copper, silk, steel.. 8 x 3 x 8 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Brooch: Tension Stitch, 2020
Powder coated copper, silk, steel.
8 x 3 x 8 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Brooch: Cover Stitch II, 2020. Powder coated copper, silk, steel.. 6.5 x 3.5 x 6.5 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Brooch: Cover Stitch II, 2020
Powder coated copper, silk, steel.
6.5 x 3.5 x 6.5 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Object: Cover Stitch II & III, 2020. Powder-coated copper, silk.. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Object: Cover Stitch II & III, 2020
Powder-coated copper, silk.
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Object: Cover Stitch II, 2020. Powder-coated copper, silk.. 11 x 11 x 12 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Object: Cover Stitch II, 2020
Powder-coated copper, silk.
11 x 11 x 12 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Object: Sunken Tension Stitch, 2020. Powder-coated copper, silk.. 12 x 12 x 10 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Object: Sunken Tension Stitch, 2020
Powder-coated copper, silk.
12 x 12 x 10 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Object: Cross Stitch III, 2019. Powder-coated and gold-plated copper, silk.. 7.5 x 10 x 10 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Object: Cross Stitch III, 2019
Powder-coated and gold-plated copper, silk.
7.5 x 10 x 10 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Object: Cross Stitch III, 2019. Powder-coated and gold-plated copper, silk.. 7.5 x 10 x 10 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Details.. Gretal Ferguson
Object: Cross Stitch III, 2019
Powder-coated and gold-plated copper, silk.
7.5 x 10 x 10 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched

Details.

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Gretal Ferguson. Object: Starburst Stitch & Slant Stitch, 2019. Powder-coated and silver-plated copper, silk.. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Object: Starburst Stitch & Slant Stitch, 2019
Powder-coated and silver-plated copper, silk.
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Object: Teetering Tension Stitch, Border Stitch, Cover Stitch, 2019. Powder-coated copper, silver-plated copper, gold-plated copper, silk.. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Object: Teetering Tension Stitch, Border Stitch, Cover Stitch, 2019
Powder-coated copper, silver-plated copper, gold-plated copper, silk.
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Object: Set, 2019. Powder-coated copper, silver-plated copper, gold-plated copper, silk.. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Object: Set, 2019
Powder-coated copper, silver-plated copper, gold-plated copper, silk.
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Wall piece: Cover Stitch, 2019. Powder-coated copper, silk.. 15 x 15 x 7.5 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Wall piece: Cover Stitch, 2019
Powder-coated copper, silk.
15 x 15 x 7.5 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Wall piece: Long Stitch, 2019. Powder-coated copper, silk.. 14 x 15 x 12.5 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Wall piece: Long Stitch, 2019
Powder-coated copper, silk.
14 x 15 x 12.5 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Object: Tension Stitch, 2019. Powder-coated copper, silk.. 12.5 x 12.5 x 9 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Object: Tension Stitch, 2019
Powder-coated copper, silk.
12.5 x 12.5 x 9 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Gretal Ferguson. Object: Whip Stitch, 2019. Powder-coated copper,  silver-plated copper, silk.. 9.5 x 9.5 x 11.5 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitch. Gretal Ferguson
Object: Whip Stitch, 2019
Powder-coated copper,  silver-plated copper, silk.
9.5 x 9.5 x 11.5 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitch
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Gretal Ferguson. Object: Long Stitch, Cross Stitch, Whip Stitch, 2019. Powder-coated copper, silver-plated copper, gold-plated copper, silk.. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitch. Gretal Ferguson
Object: Long Stitch, Cross Stitch, Whip Stitch, 2019
Powder-coated copper, silver-plated copper, gold-plated copper, silk.
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitch
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Gretal Ferguson. Object: Stitched, 2019. 925 silver, silk.. 13.5 x 13.5 x 9 cm. Photo by: Gretal Ferguson. From series: Stitched. Gretal Ferguson
Object: Stitched, 2019
925 silver, silk.
13.5 x 13.5 x 9 cm
Photo by: Gretal Ferguson
From series: Stitched
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Intro
I completed an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design at Design Centre, Enmore in Sydney and stayed on to undertake a further year as a mentor/resident. I then did my Masters in Jewellery, Silversmithing, and Related Products at Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery in the UK. On my return to Australia I completed a two year Associateship at JamFactory in Adelaide where I now have my own studio.
Trained in silversmithing, object design and contemporary art jewellery, my practice is quite eclectic. My work ranges from simple, subtle, aesthetically motivated forms, to conceptually driven statements on society. Though my work is predominantly created using traditional silversmithing practices, my creations are anything but traditional. I am constantly exploring new ways of working with different forms and materials to modernise and compliment my obsession with traditional silversmithing.

My current series 'Stitched' explores the changing roles of women in craft and society, commenting on the perception of what women do versus what we are actually capable of. By combining the traditionally masculine craft of silversmithing with hand stitching, this work endeavours to challenge the entrenched gender roles within craft and society while paying homage to those before.

 

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2020:
Exhibition  27 Aug 2020 - 17 Oct 2020  Table Layer.
Craft ACT, Canberra, Australia.
Exhibition  03 Jul 2020 - 25 Oct 2020  New Taipei City International Metal Crafts Competition.
Gold Museum of New Taipei City Government, Taiwan.
Exhibition  23 May 2020 - 25 Jul 2020  International KOGEI Award in Toyama.
Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Japan
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020  Broken Beauty in Munich.
2019:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2019 - 15 Feb 2020  Broken Beauty.
2017:
Exhibition  02 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017  Birmingham City School of Jewellery. MA Degree Show 2017.

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Book:  Silver Triennial International 2019. GfG; Weber-Stöber, ChristianneArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2019
Magazine:  Society of North American Goldsmiths Jewelry and Metalsmithing Survey Vol.2. SNAG:  Oregon,  2019
p86, 92-3, 200.
Magazine:  Society of North American Goldsmiths Jewelry and Metalsmithing Survey Vol.1. SNAG:  Oregon,  2017
p28-31, 196.
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