I have just taken part in an exciting project called ‘Additions’ organised by the lovely Jenny Laidlow. I am in one of many groups, each group comprises of different Jewellers that send one piece, a test piece, to the next jeweller in their group. This piece is given to that jeweller so that they can add, deconstruct, and completely change it. They will add their style to the pieces as they go, while another jeweller does the same to theirs, and so on.
I am one in a group of three, so each piece will have two others alter it, who are not the original creator. Each jeweller has one month on the piece before it gets moved on to the next. This will happen till the original test piece you send comes back to you, in whatever format that may be. You can then choose to keep this piece as it is or change it again until it is to your liking.
The aim of this is to give new life and inspire ideas to a piece, which really ends up as a collaboration piece with other artists.
Being part of this is an exciting opportunity, to have others designer’s ideas input into a piece of my work will be a real insight. The piece I have sent is one of those pieces that has been made and remade and still doesn’t work. I have been staring at it in the studio and as soon as this project came up it was clear that it was the piece to send.