Uschi Arens Price
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
My favourite silversmithing techniques are surface patterning, such as hammering, reticulation and fusing. To find shapes and patterns, I draw the local landscape, plants and leaves, to learn their details, then search for interesting lines. I particularly like water, patterns of flow, dew on plants and structures; the pattern of rain on window panes. However, although many of my designs are based on natural shapes, and this basis is important to me, I do not usually want these to be easily identified.
I am also passionate about colour. Therefore, I use dichroic glass, gems, cotton threads, acrylic paint, to enhance the patterns I have designed. These materials have seduced me into making flamboyant pieces of jewellery: neckpieces, brooches and cuffs. Each piece is unique and exuberant.