By Bronwen Gwillim.
"I make wearable, sculptural jewellery from recycled materials. Mimicking the effects of the sea, I work their surfaces till they feel natural in the hand, like a treasured pebble."
Cut with hand tools from waste acrylic this statement bangle has a soft feel and an asymmetric shape. The surface is scratched and marked giving it an individual character.
H 11cm x W 0.5cm
Bronwen makes statement jewellery and small boxes from recycled plastics, eco resins and cement that incorporates waste plastics. She imbues these soulless materials with character by working their surfaces till their colours soften and they feel natural in the hand. Using her skills as a jeweller, she hand cuts, carves, sets and finishes discarded plastics and turns them into something precious and unique. The shapes she uses reference those worn by the sea and allude to the fact that these ubiquitous and non-biodegradable materials will be sadly washing up on our beaches and in our rivers for many years to come.