The work is cased within glass dome display cases 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 Primrose Yellow Prunus Bud round trinket box and Jasperware Primrose Yellow Prunus Bud vase.
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.