Maker Project - Thinking through practice

Sadie Blythin /  Jewellery Maker

Concept Jewellery

Powder-coated Steel, Acrylic, Wool

In my practice as a jeweller I take inspiration from art, music and clothing; blurring the boundaries of and exploring the notion - what is jewellery?

I create intuitively from a love of colour, material processes and the physical act of making. These ideas are reflected in my work through line, form and colour, translated into unique, tactile outlines for on and off the body.

Reinterpreting the Cox & Co Tubular Bandstand Chair - Built, unbuilt this work addresses the physical transformation of functionality.

An industrial material, combined with an artistic approach, to capture a vague essence of playfulness.

The chair now operates as a set of objects equipped to perform as you like them!

Maker Photo Diary 

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Research & starting points

Investigating ornamental detailing on tubular joints such as bicycle frames, modular patterns created from stacking multiples of similar style tubular chairs.

Form as adornment

Experimenting with the form of the tubular chair as body adornment, acting as a space frame as opposed to the normal structural element of the chair. 

Concept development

Experimenting with line, form and shadow to determine how and where the form could be sectioned to use independently as separate pieces of concept body adornment.