I deeply enjoy meticulous making processes. My first encounter with these was through bead weaving, crochet and embroidery that I learned as a little girl. The idea that I could take a long thread or a handful of beads, and transform these into a solid object or a recognizable image appealed to me immensely. Later I came across the deep mysteries of felted wool and it’s many variations from millinery to needle and nuno-felting. And ever since, I have been captivated and surprised by the seeming magic of individuals filaments coming together and creating a material that can have limitless form, has memory and in case of nono-felt has exquisitely lush texture. About two years ago, after investigating various ways metal can acquire three-dimensional from, I have finally discovered the joy of chasing and repoussé. Experiencing clay-like malleability of seemingly solid metal that responds to touch by generating almost any form in minute detail was extraordinary. And potential of the tactile and narrative expression of chased metal is endless. The main trends that unite these techniques for me are their ability to create relief forms, their historical legacy and their compatibility with each other.
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