Quilling using Japanese paper and 80 lbs archival paper, 5″ x 5″ x 4″, 2019
The work is cased within a glass dome case and is protected using an archival UV protectant varnish.
Quilling is a traditionally craft and hobby based practice that combines manipulating, weaving and spinning 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 Wedgwood Blue Anniversary Tea Set
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.