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Hilary Brown

Jeweller
 
Published: 23.11.2016
Hilary Brown. Bracelet: Untitled, 2016. Silver. Fine texture achieved from hammering through paper. Formed and crumpled, riveted, gold plated.. Hilary Brown
Bracelet: Untitled, 2016
Silver. Fine texture achieved from hammering through paper. Formed and crumpled, riveted, gold plated.
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Intro
I am a jeweller at heart, although past work has strayed into the realms of spoons and vessels - the British Crafts Council have some of my spoons in their collection. I began my career in the 1980s making jewellery from thin sheet acrylic and experimenting with achieving a thin papery feel to a brittle man-made material. My concerns were with reduction of thickness, erosion, lightness and simplicity of form and ethnic influences. A selection of these early pieces is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Arts, Houston, USA and the jewellery collection of the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Arts, UK.