31 augustus 2010

Betty Pepper

I came across Betty Pepper's website and was smittened with her work immediately. She is a textile/jewellery designer.
I quote her website:
In her effort to find that elusive something which makes an object desirable and somewhat 'magical' she explores different media and techniques in both two and three-dimensions. Her work is inspired by stories, memories, things from the past, over-hearings and misgivings.
A strand of humour runs through Betty's work using word games, hidden messages and secrets. The work features 'grown-up' interests, but they are treated with a child-like attitude.
Fabrics, the way they fade, carry scents and act as memory aids fascinate Betty. The recycling of old garments and fabric has become an important part of her work. The jewellery she creates uses this ageing fabric that seems to have tales of its own to tell, traces of perfume, old buttons and thread. Imagine the stories such inanimate objects would tell could they speak.

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