Christmas Blue Magpie – Artist Profile: Kim Allwright

Kim originally studied languages and worked abroad as a translator for many years. After returning to England she was able to revisit her creative interests and now works as a designer/maker, selling her pieces under the name Wilde Works.

Drawing inspiration from social and global issues, she creates minimalist pieces of contemporary jewellery that convey messages about peace, equality and the environment, reinforcing this narrative through carefully-chosen colour pallets. She sees jewellery as a form of discovery and self-expression, enabling the wearer to explore and identify with the story behind her pieces and so express something about themselves.

Kim works mainly and resin, hand-mixed to beautiful unique colours, and occasionally uses gemstones to add interest. All her pieces are made by hand with careful attention to detail, at times combined with 3D CAD design technology. She incorporates techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering, forming, stone-setting, roll-printing and texturing. Quality and craftsmanship are of the utmost importance.

Her body of work to date includes kinetic rings, and two minimalist collections called First Exploration and Snapshot2016.

An image of her kinetic rings was used by resin expert Clare John in her book Resin Jewellery.

Kim will be at the market Sunday only

www.wildeworks.co.uk

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