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Precious Objects

About this project

Precious Objects is a series of work using and celebrating found objects. Having worked in museums at the start of my career, I find old objects fascinating, inspiring and precious. Many of the precious objects are tools or functional objects which already have integral narratives embedded within them; the makers of the tools, the makers who used them, those who kept, sold and bought them. See this work on madebyhandonline and in exhibitions.


£50 — £300




Mixed Media
Pearly Shears
Photographer: Paul Lapsley
Vintage shears with antique lace and pearls in woodworm holes.
Treasure Box
Photographer: Paul Lapsley
Antique sewing tool box with embellished tools using silk threads and hand stitch techniques.
Stitch Holder
Photographer: Paul Lapsley
Knitters stitch holder embellished with hand stitched threads
Garden Rake
Photographer: Paul Lapsley
Antique rake embellished with linen threads and vintage pearls set into handle
Gardening Pair
Photographer: Paul Lapsley
Garden fork and trowel, embellished with antique lace and linen, in glass dome.

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