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Eleanor Bolton

MA work

I have developed my own craft technique coiling and stitching cotton rope, which I write patterns for as you would for knitting or crochet. Forms develop out of a combination of intuitive material experimentation and the shared visual language of eclectic sources. The movement, knotting and twisting of the coils reveals the striking stitching in contrasting colours. While their form as large-scale jewellery pieces celebrates the softness and tactility of the material and creates a sense of presence.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2010

  • I have developed my own craft technique coiling and stitching cotton rope, which I write patterns for as you would for knitting or crochet. Forms develop out of a combination of intuitive material experimentation and the shared visual language of eclectic sources. The movement, knotting and twisting of the coils reveals the striking stitching in contrasting colours. While their form as large-scale jewellery pieces celebrates the softness and tactility of the material and creates a sense of presence.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Jewellery Silversmithing & Related Arts, London Metropolitan University, 2007
  • Experience

  • Jewellery production and assistant, Laura Tabor, London, 2005-10; Internship, Hannah Martin, London, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Effe Kijken 2 - Overcoat, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2009; Be Bold - Be Gold, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2009; Effe Kijken 1 - Human Touch, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2008; New Faces, Crafts Council/Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2008
  • Awards

  • Goldsmiths’ Company Precious Metal Bursary Award, 2007; HS Walsh & Sons Innovative Use of Materials Award, 2007