CHLOE LEWIS

I am a contemporary art jeweller combining my passion for the environment and love of experimentation and metal work skills to produce statement jewellery. My work highlights the issue of rising sea temperatures in the Arctic Ocean.

Artist's Statement

I am visually attracted to cold polar ice caps and their constant freezing temperatures. Through research it is clear that climate change is having a devastating impact on the Arctic Ocean. Climatic changes are altering the sea surface temperature. I have explored these temperature fluctuations through drop water casting using pewter. This casting technique has enabled me to capture tangible evidence of an invisible change.  

The results from these experiments differ from large and compact to explosions of tiny pieces. The investigation ranges from 11 degrees to just below boiling point. Working with the outcomes of this investigation and combining this with modern materials and self-discovered techniques I have created a collection of statement jewellery pieces that express the fragility of our environment whilst highlighting its magical qualities. This project and my general approach enable me to draw attention to the global impact of climate change.

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