ESTHER LORD

Sculptural Vessels in silver and non-precious metals. Birmingham based. BIAD School of Jewellery. Currently  shortlisted for National Metalwork Design Award 2008 (TBA). Other awards include; Goldsmiths Craftsmanship & Design Awards, BJA Design Awards. Exhibitions/ galleries include; Goldsmiths Fair, Origin, Lesley Craze-London, Billcliffe Gallery-Glasgow.

Etched Vessels in Close-up - Silver

About Esther

Having graduated with an MA from Birmingham Institute of Art & Design in 2006, I am now an Artist in residence at the School of Jewellery there, as part of the Crafts Council's Nextmove scheme.

In my current work I am exploring containment and volume, and investigating light and surface pattern. I want to create intriguing, complex pieces, which can engage on an artistic level, but retain reference to function.

My work is inspired by structure and form in the urban and natural landscape. I am particularly attracted to groupings of objects. Relationships between forms can be used as a metaphor for the exploration of social constructs, human interaction, and the symbiotic relationships evident in nature and the built environment. I see beauty in irregularity. The play of light and shadow over angular surfaces, overlapping planes and transposed layers creates dynamism and movement.

A strong connection with technique and material is important to me; allowing the behaviour of the metal, and the making process to play a role in dictating the outcome of a piece.
 

Further Images

Vessel Group with willow

Vessel Group with willow

Etched, Stepped, & Brushed vessels - Silver

Small Vessels Group

Small Vessels Group

Horizontal Cut, Vertical Cut & Diagonal Fold Vessels - Silver

Vessels - Detail

Vessels - Detail

Etched Vessels in Close-up - Silver


Vessel Group

Vessel Group

Folded cloak, Zigzag, and Line Conical vessels - Folded and brush-finished Sterling Silver. Image by T.Kyprianou

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