A West London based designer maker with a fascination for imperfections, in both life and nature. Drawn to quirks and flaws, there is beauty in the broken, its presence tells a story, discarded objects no longer wanted or abandoned, the intrigue of decay that happens over time. A former student from the Sir John Cass School of Art, who enjoys working with mixed media and found objects, breathing new life into something that is unwanted or discarded. Drawing on eclectic influences creating bold, organically shaped wearable statements that blur the lines between clothing and accessories.
Showcasing two jewellery collections that are both created from the inspirational workings of the human body, focusing on movement and agility, exploring the aging process, concentrating on the spine and drawing on nature for visualization.
The ‘Transitions’ series is made from hand cut recycled rubber circles that replicate the primary purpose of the vertebral disc, which is to act as a shock absorber between the adjacent vertebrates. The jewellery pieces are designed to be versatile and can be manipulated and worn in varying ways.
‘Adaptations’ was inspired by the backbone. Distressed powder coated metal beads were shaped into the formation of the nerve paths it houses to replicate the effect of the aging process. These pieces can again be manipulated, although are designed to have less flexibility.
You can shop their collections and meet them alongside 70 other independent designers and makers at our next event at Shoreditch town hall.
Free entry , Families welcome.
See the whole range here: http://www.clarehannigan.co.uk
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