Artist of the Day / Sara / http://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthenMe

Sara  (http://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthenMe) is just amazing.  Reading her item descriptions is reason enough to go to her shop.

“EarthenMe is about reconnecting to our distant tribal histories to remember lost connections between earth and people. You won’t find resin copies of figurines, electric fired pottery or commercial findings in my jewellery. My work is about lost truths, it is about pure material, process, symbolism and touch. It is the importance of every day objects that remind us and keep us grounded.
My work combines archaeology and reconstruction archaeology, women’s studies, art history and the wish to keeping ancient traditions alive. I make replicas for education and museums, and through delivering museum outreach and reconstruction archaeology to schools and local communities I have developed a love of ancient figurines and a need to understand how and why these objects evoke the strong response they stimulate in so many of us. We feel the need to handle them, and I love to bring these much loved figures and their meaning back to life, taking them from behind the dusty glass of museums, and bringing them back into our hands and homes where they belong.

By recreating replicas of prehistoric figurines and pottery, I recognise the process, the hand of another maker, the tools used and also something of the maker’s creative relationship with the elements.

The jewellery is an extension of this…. from a need to wear and share the symbols of our ancestors. Jewellery provides me the space to create imaginings of lost European tribal aesthetics and to reflect ancient symbolism within modern design and silversmithing.

Please visit http://earthen.me/ for more info and images of what I do.” 

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About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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2 Responses to Artist of the Day / Sara / http://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthenMe

  1. Sara says:

    Thank you Mike! I am honoured to be an artist of the day!

    I have two brand new (though ancient) figures planned for my next firing… me thinks I feel a ‘making It’ post coming on!

  2. OK, I’m going to remind you of that. And, how DO you spell jewelry over there?

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