Brooch, Sustainable cork, laser rubber, steel pins, 80mm x 30mm
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Sustainable cork, acrylic. 70mm x 60mm x 28mm.
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Plaster, synthetic sponge. 65mm x 35mm
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Digitally developed shape palette
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Sampling natural and synthetic dyes
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Sustainable cork, hand carved, 70mm x 60mm x 28mm
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Digital mock up
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Example of one digitally prepared surface pattern. Acrylic components interact seamlessly.
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Digital mock up
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Detachable brooch, sustainable cork, acrylic, steel pins. Surface pattern hand drawn using pyrography method. 105mm x 65mm x 20mm
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Paige Baitey, BA(Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery, The Glasgow School of Art, 2020
Positivity of materiality in objects of design is the focus of this collection of wearables. How emotional support, through tactility, functionality, wearability and manipulation, might be offered to users, is explored in these artefacts. Specifically, materials such as cork, balsa wood, paper, card and other palpable features are incorporated within the base of the designs to achieve the desired illusionary experience. The final results are realised by means of digital manipulation, with each pattern worked up in adobe illustrator, creating a networked, pre-prepared plan that translates into finished pieces with maximum movement and connectivity with each component, including acrylic, leather and laser rubber. Ultimately, the collection presents the user/wearer with a multidimensional experience, pieces of jewellery that can be deconstructed, to act as autonomous objects that exist alone comfortably, while remaining supportive, physical and substantial when worn or handled.