Criw Celf Primary 2019.
Anna Lewis is an artist and designer maker based in Wales working in contemporary jewellery and fashion object. Anna also fuses her ideas with photography and film.
Anna begins by showing examples of repeated materials to create a pattern, alongside pops of colour and upcycled objects as a starting point for designing jewellery.
The students first task was to draw selected objects from a treasure trove of materials and objects provided. Anna guided the group through the beginning stages of the design process, such as how to pull lines from an object or pick up on subtle details and make it a feature. The wall has been covered in inspirational images that Anna has collected. These show contemporary examples of fashion pieces classes as ‘wearable art’ to encourage the students to think outside of the box when planning and designing their jewellery piece.
A fixing station is set up. During the making process, each student can ask for assistance or ideas on how to fix elements together. Holes are drilled, items and areas are sawn in half, glued and pinned together.
The masterclass ends with a photo shoot in the gallery shop of each participant proudly wearing their fashion object.