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Karen-Ann Dicken

MA work

My work explores both architectural structure and the formations of natural structures such as ice and crystal. My jewellery is very strong structurally due to triangular formations. I have been developing new ways to make the technique of laser welding more accurate. In doing so, I have created accurate inner structures that then grow into natural and organic forms through hand- building. The form of my jewellery work has also been influenced by the work I have made in Second Life. I have set up a gallery in the virtual world which allows me to sell my virtual jewellery and make real money.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2007

  • My work explores both architectural structure and the formations of natural structures such as ice and crystal. My jewellery is very strong structurally due to triangular formations. I have been developing new ways to make the technique of laser welding more accurate. In doing so, I have created accurate inner structures that then grow into natural and organic forms through hand- building. The form of my jewellery work has also been influenced by the work I have made in Second Life. I have set up a gallery in the virtual world which allows me to sell my virtual jewellery and make real money.

  • Experience

  • Jewellery Designer and Repairs, Horace Design, London, 2005-6; Carnival Artist, Scottish Carnival Arts, Glasgow, 2004-5; Sales Assistant, Inhouse Ltd, Glasgow, 2002-3; Sales Assistant, Ortak Jewellery, Glasgow, 2002
  • Exhibitions

  • Creative Currencies, Bank of America, Canary Wharf, London, 2006; International Jewellery London, Earls Court, London, 2006; Christmas Exhibition, Brazen Studios, Glasgow, 2005; Brave Art, Atlantis Gallery, Brick Lane, London, 2005
  • Awards

  • Commended, Silversmithing, Craftsmanship and Design Awards, 2007; Gold, Gallery Design, Craftmanship and Design Awards, 2006; Gold, Technological Award, Craftsmanship and Design Awards, 2006