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12th Nov - 28th Jan 2016


Hand raised silver bowl and cast rock hammer that created it
Hand raised silver bowl and cast rock hammer that created it
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MEGAN FALCONER

Fascinated by the idea of creating her own silversmithing tools, Megan uses found objects from her surrounding landscape to craft individual silver vessels. Through the exploration of materials and technical processes Megan investigates and interprets the natural decay and erosion of the landscape through textural surfaces onto metal. 

Tools have traditionally been used to create objects, using rocks from areas of natural erosion, the technique of casting is applied to craft a collection of silversmithing tools. These tools are then used to raise, planish and texture silver vessels. Due to the soft metal used to make the hammerhead, the texture alters through the process, therefore achieving completely unique and unexpected surfaces. A connection is then formed between the found object, the tool it makes and the piece that is created.  

Inspired by the process of transforming materials; found objects, wood, sterling silver and bronze are used in her final collection. Megan combines traditional and contemporary techniques to create a modern interpretation of her theme. High quality craftsmanship plays a vital role in Megan’s designs, and as a contemporary maker, she hopes to engage people in the silversmithing process and highlight the importance of craftsmanship.

Biographical Details

Exploring the Jewellery World’s New Frontiers are:
Maliha Khan
, Glasgow School of Art; Mark Newman, National College of Art and Design, Dublin; Genevieve Howard, National College of Art and Design, Dublin ; Melissa Morgan, Hereford College of Art; Beatrice Wall, Hereford College of Art ; Megan Falconer, Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art, Dundee; Elisavet Messi, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester; Rosie Clayden, University of Brighton; Jocelyn He, Birmingham School of Jewellery; Joanna Witcher, Middlesex University, London; Ieva Mikutaite, Glasgow School of Art.

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