sandra wilson - venue 9, the beer kitchen
I have a long standing interest in form and the meaning inherent in different three dimensional shapes. My jewellery which has won awards from the British European Designers Group, the Audi Foundation and the Scottish Arts Council takes its inspiration from microscopic images of our human biology. This recent move into silversmithing however has enabled me to explore work on a larger scale and has involved me becoming a beginner again. This whisky tumbler is one of the first forms I have made using traditional raising techniques i.e. turning a flat disk of metal into a 3D form using nothing but hammers over steel stakes. The piece is finished using Keum-boo an ancient Korean technique of fusing 22ct gold foil onto silver.