Winner – British Polymer Clay Guild 2018 competition
In December 2018, I was fortunate to win in the Emerging Artist category for wearable jewellery. The theme was ‘Celebration’ and I decided to celebrate colour. And what is more representative of colour than a rainbow? So going with that idea, I started drawing some designs which included colour, shape and size. The whole process took quite a few days. Essentially, I would make some sketches; leave it and continue. Sometimes a design comes quite easily but this one took more time as I wanted more elements. That’s when I decided to include the element of shape with the rainbow colours.
My final idea was showing the harmony between nature and science – a rainbow and geometric shapes.
The piece took approximately two weeks to make over a period of a couple of months. There was quite a lot of trial and error especially with creating the rainbow colours. The colours are created by mixing other colours together (and I made sure I wrote the recipe down!).
Working on this piece pushed my artistic skills and knowledge. I am definitely looking forward to the next competition!