‘Artist jewellery is an introduction to the artist’s essence, much in the same way as drawings, but jewellery has the added extraordinary magic of being art that you can wear. This tactile connection reinforces how an individual has chosen to define his or her own aesthetic.’
‘Painters and sculptors are not jewellers, and they do not spend most of their time making or designing jewellery. This is important because they are not trained in the field, and approach jewellery from a conceptual perspective. Artists are free of a goldsmith’s technical constraints and therefore are not restricted from conceiving designs that might elude a classic jeweller. They make things that are more challenging to wear and interesting to see – they bring a fresh perspective.’
Source: Wallpaper/Watches & Jewellery. By Hannah Silver. Published 3 Jul, 2021.