We went to see this year’s Jerwood Makers Open at the Jerwood Space in Union Street, but in due course to travel to Sleaford, Manchester, Scunthorpe and Torquay, a good national run to show work which oddly and fascinatingly has nearly all been made in Walthamstow.
We were particularly interested to see the work of Lucie Gledhill who has worked for a long time with Romilly – indeed, was the person responsible for reintroducing her to the making of jewellery, working as what she calls her translator. But she has always worked independently as a maker, developing different types of chain, on this occasion exhibiting differently sized chain links made out of wood, iron and silver.
This is the biggest wood ring (the photographs don’t do the scale of the work justice):-
They then grow smaller:-
And smaller still:-
I also like and respect the work of Forest + Found, which we have previously seen at Make in Bruton:-