KAREN McMILLAN

Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art 2006 BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery.   Artist in residence Edinburgh College of Art until 2008.  Exhibitions and outlets include Expo Arte in Olso, Tate Modern (shop) in London, Cambridge Contemporary Crafts, Brass Monkeys in Hove, Au Boutique in Glasgow, National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and Franny & Filer in Manchester.

 

Karen McMillan

Artist's Statement

 

I live and work in Edinburgh and am based at Coburg House Studios in Leith.  I use resin as a material as pattern and colour are very important aspects in my work, particularly a vintage inspired colour palette.   

Inspired by the simplicity of Japanese design, my most recent work involves inlaying pattern into resin or just a simple line, giving the quality of a drawn line.  This body of work involves mould making and casting, then through techniques such as saw piercing, filing and laborious sanding, the inlaid pattern is revealed and a soft matt finish is achieved.

I produce colourful bold pieces including earrings, necklaces, bangles and cufflinks

Further Images

Cluster pendant

Cluster pendant

Resin and oxidised silver necklace

Long drop leaf earrings

Long drop leaf earrings

Long resin earrings

Fern hoop earrings

Fern hoop earrings

Resin earrings with inlaid fern pattern


Fern necklace

Fern necklace

Resin necklace with inlaid fern pattern

Fern studs

Fern studs

Resin stud earrings with inlaid pattern

Multi units neckpiece

Multi units neckpiece

Resin necklace with inlaid detail


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