ERRIN CHENOA QUINN errin.quinn@gmail.com
Silversmithing Reinforced Silver Fragment Silver and Gold About
Exhibiting handmade silverware and jewellery at Goldsmiths' Fair 26th September - 1st October 2017
This award winning, sterling silver tea caddy and caddy spoon are designed to strengthen the link between precious metal and useful, household objects.
Errin hand fabricates her Silversmithing designs using a combination of nylon hammers, raising stakes and hand carved wooden formers to embody some of the simple, folded qualities found in the paper models Errin constructs.
Photos by Jeremy Johns Reinforced Silver
Reinforced silver is a prime example of combining the precision of computer aided design and hand making techniques.
Inspired by the simple geometric structures of industrial bridges and architecture from her home in London.
Fragment Silver and Gold
Errin explores how the making process can be made visible drawing inspiration from Corbusier and Brutalist design principles.
Errin Chenoa Quinn’s work reflects a curiosity in how structures are made, especially iron and steel industrial architectural structures. For her, their open construction reveals and celebrates both the manufacture and the material. Inspired by diversity, from Corbusier to Brutalist design principles, in the design stage Errin explores how the making process can be made visible. Meanwhile the physical and malleable qualities of the precious materials that resonate with her aesthetic sensibility are allowed to take on a heightened significance in the final concept. In the making stage Errin layers and solders silver in a process-led silversmithing design approach echoing some of the industrial process. Each finished design involves finely worked references to her inspiration and design aesthetics characterised principally by the openness of their structure. Errin’s silversmithing comprises of scored and folded silver to create clean, sweeping lines which replicate the paper qualities of her card models from her design process. Errin Chenoa Quinn’s ultimate designer-maker goal is to create well-crafted silversmithing pieces that reflect a shared history with our industrial inheritance, which people can also treasure as precious objects of design. About
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