Quilling using Japanese paper, 2″ x 2″ x 4″,3.5″ x 1.5″ x 0.5″, 2019
The work is cased within glass dome and marble base display cases and is protected using an archival UV protectant varnish.
The work is sold as a set.
Quilling is a traditionally craft and hobby based practice that manipulates, weaves and spins thin sheets of paper for decorative purposes, often 2D compositions. Popularized in 18th century England, it remains a niche practiced to this day.
A craft I practiced throughout my childhood, I have now been using quilling as a medium to recreate ceramic pieces from my paternal grandfather’s vintage Wedgwood collection; cherished ornamental objects he took to collecting in the hundreds in the 1950’s. This particular model features a Jasperware Four Seasons Bell in pink and a Jasperware Christening Spoon in pink.
My intention in this work was to safeguard the familial lineage preceding me and the keepsakes I have now inherited. These quilled objects served as a means to archive and preserve the collective memory and tradition of past familial relics.