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Student Showcase Archive

Hollie Paxton

MA work

MA work

  • Devoted to Deptford

    Devoted to Deptford
    Brass

  • Feeling Happy

    Feeling Happy
    Silver

From the local shopkeepers’ hand-written signage, to jewellery in the high-street pawn shop — my work attempts to highlight the ephemeral and often overlooked aspects of daily life.

Entitled 'Remembering Deptford', my graduate show explores ways in which to encapsulate and celebrate a unique and diverse high-street in South East London. As an area that is currently undergoing extensive regeneration, I’m interested in capturing the essence of the town before the next chapter of Deptford is revealed.

Often, my work incorporates participatory or interactive elements. Previous work of this type includes 'Object Dating', a fully-functional dating website, where users upload five photos of objects that represent themselves in order to find a date. Another interactive project entitled 'Feeling Happy' consists of metal smiley faces being placed on communal push buttons. When pressed, the visitor’s finger is temporarily debossed with the smiley face motif, spreading a little extra happiness throughout London.

Info

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  • Hollie Paxton profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2013

  • From the local shopkeepers’ hand-written signage, to jewellery in the high-street pawn shop — my work attempts to highlight the ephemeral and often overlooked aspects of daily life.

    Entitled 'Remembering Deptford', my graduate show explores ways in which to encapsulate and celebrate a unique and diverse high-street in South East London. As an area that is currently undergoing extensive regeneration, I’m interested in capturing the essence of the town before the next chapter of Deptford is revealed.

    Often, my work incorporates participatory or interactive elements. Previous work of this type includes 'Object Dating', a fully-functional dating website, where users upload five photos of objects that represent themselves in order to find a date. Another interactive project entitled 'Feeling Happy' consists of metal smiley faces being placed on communal push buttons. When pressed, the visitor’s finger is temporarily debossed with the smiley face motif, spreading a little extra happiness throughout London.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 2010; BA (Hons), Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, 2006
  • Experience

  • Tutor, Tate Catwalk Show, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, 2013; Tutor, International Summer school, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, 2012; Jewellery design for TV advert, Reed Recruitment, London, 2012; Catwalk jewellery consultant, Issa London, London, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • Design Overtime, Design Museum, London, 2013; 40 Years of Jewellery Design at CSM, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, 2013; Let’s Have a Look V, Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2012; Root5, Red Gallery, London, 2011
  • Awards

  • Winner, South Square Trust Award for Jewellery, 2012; Winner, British Art Medal Society Award, 2008
  • Publications

  • Amelia's Magazine, Amelia Gregory, 2012; Everyday Delights, JJAM Curators Collective, 2010; Grazia, Sarah Pyper, EMAP, 2009; PLUS1MAG, David Hopkins, Factory Media, 2009