Sunday, 9 May 2010


I have been researching how the finishing of work can be dependant upon anticipation and chance.
Since 1969, Dove Bradshaw has pioneered the use of Indeterminacy – whereby the resulting work is unpredictable and unexpected; a product of a process deliberately out of her control. Her work is diverse; encompassing sculpture, painting, performance, film and familiar chemical solutions normally associated with jewellery or metalwork practice.

Indeterminacy II,1995, activated June, photographed October

This has led me to experiment with enamel acting as a canvas to trap the deterioration and patina that occurs over the passing of time.

Components for a neckpiece

Brooch with binding impressions

Brooch with binding impressions and patina