Monday, June 17, 2024

Cast from Different Moulds

Cast from Different Moulds will be celebrating the individuality, originality, and talent of 35 designers and makers graduating in Jewellery, Silversmithing, and Related Products.

Comprising of a wealth of disciplines the MA Graduate show will fascinate, inspire, and challenge any viewers’ senses.

Cast From Different Moulds brings uniqueness to the forefront, able to showcase points of view and design styles from all over the world due to the cohorts amazing cultural diversity with students from 6 different countries.

They will be showcasing mesmerizing work at their final MA show this September, taking place in the School of Jewellery, the historic home of jewellery in the UK, Vittoria Street, Birmingham.

The exhibition will take place from the 10th September to 26th September with a private view on Saturday 8th September, starting at 6pm.

This work is the newest development in their corresponding disciplines. Use of the latest technology and traditional craftsmanship has produced a variety of work that continues to challenges the viewer’s perceptions.

Amongst the collection is work by Lydia Feast, a well-known enamellist, having exhibiting as part of ‘Surface and Substance’ at Electrum Gallery last year, and will be exhibiting at Galerie Marzee Graduate Show in Amsterdam this August along with Nanna Grønborg, a fellow MA student.

Because of the diversity of this course and the prominence towards self-development of practice, Drew Markou takes his love of horticultural and objects/jewellery into recent work from Gardeners World Live, producing a show garden that not only exhibited landscape design but was a platform to showcase his objects and furniture. This saw him win two RHS awards.

These are just three of the amazing individuals that form Cast From Different Moulds.

Drew Markou
Created from a need to make, my work is a hybrid of elements extracted from a multitude of differing art and design disciplines.

Works and pieces do not dictate to the viewer specific points but allow them to read into the subtleties of inherent material qualities, tones, and textures.

Lydia Feast

Repetitions in form and pattern underpin my work. I am drawn to those details in the urban environment, which are overlooked as we hurriedly pass by.

I find myself focusing on the order, repetition, and sequence that are found everywhere, from the details on train station seats to the carefully calculated sequence of bricks in a wall. I find the order and repetition in these details provides a calming effect from the daily hustle and bustle of life in an inner city, in that it is predictable and ordered providing continuity and a sense of ease and stillness.

Nanna Grønborg
My jewellery is a body related tool used to comment on problems arising from the collision of manmade and the conditions of nature. This situation is influenced by the fusion of cultures.
I strive to reach a subtle, sometimes minimalist aesthetic in my work, leaving it to the beholder to decode its message. I create work that irritates as much as stimulate reflection. Jewellery is to me the perfect medium for communicating these ideas to a wider audience.

Panjapol Kulpapangkorn (Pai)
“Everybody has their own jewellery but not everyone has been reminded that they have already worn it.”
Jewellery Is At My Feet is a project that challenges a traditional way of jewellery design. Films, sounds, diary, photographs, and found objects were used as a raw material to create a strong emotional and physical relationship between object and wearer.

I Ting Ho
I focus on human skin, which is my main inspiration and it has multifarious unique textures. ‘Skin secret’, the title of my project, is about the ‘id’ and ‘ego’. Based on the main concept, I develop two bodies of work. In this way, the creation offers a thinking method to discuss human behaviours.

Kirsty Pearson
My work stems from a necessity to bring together the use of abstract drawing and jewellery and is stimulated by how different people use drawing and sketchbooks to develop work. My initial inspiration for this body of work has been observing traces on streets, marks of life and compositions that are overlooked and often become somewhat redundant. My work is an interaction between the maker wearer viewer and process.

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