Approved: 14.07.2013

Janet Hinchliffe McCutcheon

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Approved: 14.07.2013

I create work as distinctive jewellery collections ranging from hand-made repeats to one off collectible statement pieces. I see these as both wearable and portable objects.
Carved ebony, fluid textile cord, kiln formed glass and ripple surface silver are symbols of varied representations of linear forms observed from my environment. Materials contribute qualities of weight, volume, texture and colour

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  • Location: Middlesbrough, North East
  • Artforms: Jewellery
 

Artist Statement

I create work as distinctive jewellery collections ranging from hand-made repeats to one off collectible statement pieces. I see these as both wearable and portable objects. Carved ebony, fluid textile cord, kiln formed glass and ripple surface silver are symbols of varied representations of linear forms observed from my environment. Materials contribute qualities of weight, volume, texture and colour while simple methods of construction complete original and natural compositions. They are symbols of my desire for simple structural relationships within objects for contemplation. Pieces may evoke an intuitive tactile response from the wearer and bring a greater symbolic significance to their experience. 'Janet's work is extremely subtle and on the face of it, exhibits signs of oriental influence. Her materials, forms and proportions may seem to be initially somewhat understated, but they might well be interpreted as metaphors for a long practised belief in the contemplation of simple, minimal forms with extreme care and attention to detail, a concern for considered use of materials and minimum waste in a world belatedly waking up to such issues' (Prof. Norman Cherry April 2003, from catalogue introduction to 'Stories & Symbols', Facere Gallery, Seattle, USA)

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2012 - MADE The London Craft & Design Fair, 1, Marylebone, London 2012 - 'Vessels', Galerie Cebra, Dusseldorf, Germany 2011 - 'Forma-vs-Materia', Galleria Cristiani, Turin, Italy 2003 - 'Stories & Symbols', Facere Gallery, Seattle, USA Curated projects 2012 - 'Material Value' jewellery exhibition curated by Janet Hinchliffe McCutcheon, Constantine Gallery, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK Competitions, prizes and awards 2009 - Travel Award to Japan, Association for Contemporary Jewellery, UK Other 2000 - Work purchased for International Jewellery Collection, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough UK