Probably best described as ‘fine art’ jewellery, Alison uses 3D paper forms that she makes as her ‘canvas’. Made from recycled paper and card, Alison creates her striking pieces of jewellery in papier mache techniques which give the work versatility, strength and lightness. In addition, and where appropriate, she adds braids that she makes with organic linen using the Japanese technique of kumihimo.
Alison’s inspiration and influences come from anywhere – from architecture and history, textiles and fashion, fine art – anything can make an appearance. “It’s even broader than that really” says Alison, “as I investigate a subject in detail before settling on my voice for each piece”.