Inspiration behind the work

I am so enjoying feeling informative, and talking about the work of all the various artists to visitors in the gallery. It is really satisfying when I can explain something that perhaps the customer hadn’t realised about the techniques used in the creation of the artworks. Occasionally I am asked something that I don’t know the answer to – which is my cue to ask the artist so that I do know next time!

The jewellery of printmaker and jewellery designer Zoë Needle is proving really popular, and customers are intrigued when they found out about the inspiration behind her “wearable arts” collections. These pieces below are from her U-Bahn series, and were inspired by a trip to Berlin – and the colours and atmosphere of the vibrant city. The shapes you can see are actually miniature original woodcuts, finished with non-toxic paint.

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