Lauren Wethers' jewellery explores the arrangement of different surfaces and abstract forms and experiments with overlapping wrapping and layering. Using techniques including roll printing, saw piercing, etching, embossing and stone setting, to add to the composition of a piece.
Inspired by life in the west end of Glasgow, Wethers draws from the surrounding clutter of windows, the pattern of trees and the intertwining of nature and old architecture. When combined, these elements create an intriguing new vocabulary. Wethers is further fascinated by the eclectic mix of forms, material, colour and pattern found within and around the home and our natural tendency to build environments around ourselves, attaching meaning to the objects we use within them.
"My aim is to capture a spontaneous and playful quality within my designs and I hope that the viewer and wearer enjoy finding their own memories and stories associated with the imagery I use".
Wethers will be artist in residence at Glasgow School of Art from September 2009.
Year Established: May 2009
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