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Useful or Beautiful

About this project

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." – W.Morris.

Having worked with concepts of masculine and feminine values in objects of luxury, I wanted to turn my focus to the nature of craft. William Morris’ work was a particular inspiration for these pieces. His work encapsulates the beauty and value of traditional craftsmanship. As an artist and in particular a craftsman, I strongly believe that craft should be integral to any creative process.

Pricing

£500 — £10000

Keywords

william morris, strawberry thief, function, purpose, value, luxury, glass, craft, art, jeweller

Disciplines

Conceptual, Design, Glass, Jewellery, Metal work

Materials

Glass, Metal, Mixed Media, Precious metal, Recycled, Wood
Impotent Tennon Saw (Strawberry Thief)
Photographer: Photography by Luna Photography
Inspired by William Morris' Strawberry Thief Design. Found handle, hand-pierced brass, ebony, cattle bone, ebony & brass inlay. Size: 400mm x 135mm x 22mm.
Impotent Tennon Saw (Strawberry Thief)
Photographer: Photography by Luna Photography
Inspired by William Morris' Strawberry Thief Design. Found handle, hand-pierced brass, ebony, cattle bone, ebony & brass inlay. Size: 400mm x 135mm x 22mm.
Impotent Carpenter Square (Strawberry Thief)
Photographer: Photography by Luna Photography
Inspired by William Morris' Strawberry Thief Design. Hand-pierced brass, found handle element, ebony, cattle bone. Size: 88mm x 32mm x 12mm.

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