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Material Landscape

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Raw, cool designs featuring pure Tin; a heritage material with timeless, classic appeal. Artisan craftsmanship and modern thinking combine the mineral qualities of Copper, Mica, Iron, Pyrite, Tourmaline, Silver and Tin,  in a palette of earthy tones.  My “Material Landscape Jewels” and "TinScruffs" feature mineral-metal layers, encapsulated compositions and processes of the undulating, scarred mining landscape which inspired them; the beautiful borderlands of the Tamar Valley.


£50 — £400


Landscape, process-led, tin, devon, cornwall, Tamar valley, mining, raw, one of a kind, edgy


Silversmithing, Jewellery, Metal work, Conceptual


Metal, Mixed Media, Organic Material, Precious metal
Cluster Brooch.
Photographer: Maria Whetman
An explosion of minerals in crystal form. Pure Tin, copper, iron, mica, chalk, resin.
Material Landscape Stick-Jewel pendant.
Photographer: Maria Whetman.
Mineral and metal layers are suspended in a miniature version of the undulating and scarred mining landscape which inspired it. Pure tin, iron, copper and mica (the geologic materials of this landscape), combine with chalk in a resin composition which has been achieved through processes which were once applied to the landscape, duplicated to create the 'jewel'.
TinScruffs Necklace Collar
Photographer: Andy Ford, Maria Whetman.
Pure tin sparkles richly from this dramatic statement piece, inspired by the encrusted archways of the Victorian roasting ovens at Devon Great Consols in the beautiful Cornwall borderlands of the Tamar Valley.

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