In a generation where accessibility and function are paramount, it appears that the perceived value of the objects we use has changed. The attention to detail and quality of material has given way to mass production and technological advancement that changes month to month. The idea of the heirloom as something that is handed down from generation to generation has been pushed out of the way to make room for a disposable and unmemorable culture.
Being of this generation as an artist, I'm driven to re-invent our idea of the heirloom. To take these disregarded objects and re invent them in a contemporary and dynamic form, makes them once again accessible; to help people regain a consciousness of the objects in their lives.
I have created a line of simple and elegant jewelry composed of vintage and contemporary porcelain tableware. Using the composition on the plate, elements are cut out and carved into simple shapes. These shapes are then arranged into compositions informed not only by each element but the imagery on their surface. The pieces are fabricated using gold and silver findings.