Contemporary Applied Arts - Shop

This gallery/shop it’s quite different from the leslie craze gallery because it’s more commercial based, also it has decorations relating to the theme of Christmas which makes the shop very warm and welcoming. Unlike the gallery which shows only two artworks per designer, here shows different collections of jewelleries. Most of them are very practical and wearable, it’s not very dramatic and it’s delicate and exquisite. Even though jewelleries were made from a variety of materials but are mostly from different metals.

I didn’t just focus on the jewellery section of the shop but also other furniture and objects which interested me.  

By Ann Richards

By Kristina Kitchener

Jewelleries in both images above shows the technique of folding. Repetition of one folding technique can create different patterns and it looks complicated by adding different colours and textures.

By Dan Kelly [Thrown ceramic vessels]

Both objects above and below used repetition techniques, one by overlapping more and one by carving out. Both are very 3-dimentional and create a more in-depth view.

I really like the colours on these jewlleries because it's not "artificially made", the pattern and combination of colors are the results after several experimentations. Since it's not "made on purpose", the pieces seem more lively.

By Mariko Sumioka

Jewelleries above and below play around with geometric shapes. A connection is made by adding more mateirals in between. The pieces may seem dull without these connections, but by adding these little pendents, the jewelleries seem more flowing and in-depth.

Wrap Vessels, By Liam Reeves

It's magical how lines and curves confuse the way we perceive things.

By Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling

This abandons the original impression that audience may have on wood. (heavy, weighty) These pieces look very flexiable and light. The edges are cut smoothly which creates beautiful curves. To go against the characteristics of a material and give it a new impression can be a factor to consider when doing my own work.

By Fiona Thompson

I like the technique used here. The overlapping of different images makes this ornament more playful and alive.

By Eleanor Lakelin [Carbed & Scorched Wood]

Incompleteness makes the piece more interesting.

By Rie Taniguchi

Unlike an ornament, this piece is more narrative. It tries to communicate some stories and so makes the piece more attractive for its audience.