How My Artwork Influences My Jewellery!

For those of you who don't know, I studied in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, and specialised into Craft Design and History of Art. My degree specialised into glass, and for my graduate show I made a series of patterned wall pieces made from fused glass. 

These pieces launched my career as an artist and designer, with two pieces being purchased for the state Art collection, another appearing on the cover of a poetry book, and another winning me Craft Graduate of the Year! It was my largest piece titled Ratio that won me that award-


My degree collection, including Ratio was inspired by minimalist artists such as Donald Judd and Frank Stella, along with artists who used pattern such as Sean Scully. When making this work I researched human perception and how the human eye groups patterns and shapes together. The science behind how Art, such the golden ratio and the fibonacci sequence really fascinated me! I feel creating the balance between colour, space and pattern is something I am still doing in my work. I have noticed how I have now brought these influences into my jewellery- and think it is particularly noticeable in my new necklace design (so much so that I have named this piece 'Ratio' too!)


What do you think? Do you like learning about the history and science behind Art, or have I bored you to tears?? 

Let me know,

Sarah xx

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