Trashion with Gallery 37, Newark 2007, Oldham 2008, Eastwood 2010
We explored various core jewellery techniques, from wirework, beading, metal cutting , texturing, forming and soldering. We also explored using wire work to create shop displays and other wider applications. As recycling is my major interest we experimented with allsorts of materials and techniques. The students were encouraged to research a variety of jewellers and artists working in traditional and contemporary mediums. Understanding marketing, packaging and display was a core part of the project. The young people created their own branding developing logo’s, posters and a ‘look’ for the shop. After just 2 weeks the young people had created a shop and stock to go in it. They then took it in turns to manage the shop and create work for it.