BRIGHT/LIGHT
AN EXHIBITION OF CONTRASTS

12th Nov - 31st Jan 2010



‘Red Ears Gargoyle’ brooch in Swarovski crystals, silver and modelling clay

‘Red Ears Gargoyle’ brooch in Swarovski crystals, silver and modelling clay
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SHONA MacSWEEN

My jewellery is derived from a fascination of the strange and wonderful realm of gargoyles and supernatural creatures.
Just as gargoyles guard and protect, my jewellery pieces are creatures that protect and comfort their wearers’ when worn.
Seemingly sinister, these talismans can also be seen as sweet. Or vice versa?
These pieces are made to remain on the body, subtle yet provocatively.
They are ambiguous forms that do not quite reveal themselves, only just being recognisable, leaving you feeling (quite) unsure, and maybe a little disturbed.
I enjoy the unexpected weights and textures from the various materials I have chosen. I work in oxidised silver and other various materials, making each piece unique.
I create rings and shoulder pieces to perch on the hand and shoulder as gargoyles would on buildings.
I work with many materials for  variety that include oxidised silver, light weight modelling clay, resin, leather and latex.

Biographical Details


Artists featured in BRIGHT are: Shona MacSween; Lina
Peterson; Deana Baker; Clare Knox-Bentham; Hanni Ramsay; Holly Edwards. Artists featured in LIGHT are: Lydia Feast; Jahyun Rita Baek; Ivy Nixon;
Jen Brown
; Jamie Price; Kerri Strachan. Also especially for Christmas BLACK & GOLD a showcase featuring:
Bea Jareno
; Teri Howes; Sarah Herriot; Jacqueline Cullen.