Treasured Possessions by Fay McGlashan

Fay McGlashan

How do you perceive value? Is it how much an item cost you to buy? Sentimental value? Would you place as much value on a plastic childhood toy as you would a diamond ring? The things that we consider precious are held close to our hearts for reasons that are many and various.

Fay McGlashan

The notion of value is something that Fay McGlashan explores in her latest porcelain  jewellery collection. Inspired by entomology, the study of insects, she is  drawn towards the texture, pattern, shape and forms that are found from closer observation of beetles.

Fay McGlashan

The beauty is in the detailing, as in the reverse of these brooches

Fay notes: “Value may be affected by many outside forces such as fashion or availability of material.  Materials that were once prized may become common-place, likewise, a common place material may become more highly regarded.   I see porcelain as one of these materials.  In the sixteenth century its value was greater that gold, whereas today it can be widely found in charity shops”.

Fay McGlashan

Fay uses this less obviously valuable  material to make beautiful objects that may contain, or could contain, valued items, combining  it with metal to create contemporary pieces that are wearable or objects of beauty in their own right.

You can contact Fay and find out more about her work, here.

 

 

 

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