GRACE HAMILTON

Grace is originally from Northern Ireand and is now based in London. She creates handcrafted statement neckpieces, primarily using the art of crochet and traditional craft techniques that push the boundaries of conventional jewellery design. 

 

Artist's Statement

Grace Hamilton is a British Jewellery designer and maker based in London, Originally from Northern Ireland. Grace has always had a passion for textiles and completed a BA Embroidery at Manchester school of Art in 2010. This is where Grace developed the technique used in her unique Jewellery pieces. Grace’s statement Neckpieces are created using a combination of textile techniques, including crochet, knotting and embroidery. Using hundreds of metres of dyed yarns, with the most complex piece taking up to 40 hours to create.

Grace’s passion lies in utilizing these traditional textile skills, transforming them and showcasing them as something innovative and unique. They are wearable sculptures that can be enjoyed both on and off the body. 

These statement pieces are inspired by a mix of natural forms, sculpture, fashion and travel. Grace remains thoroughly influenced by her time spent in Tanzania, East Africa. She was captivated by Africa's rich culture and traditions, mesmerized by the use of colour and pattern and drawn to the beautiful art and textiles. For Grace use of colour is one of the most important components in her work, She  feels that she owes her appreciation and sense of colour to her experiences travelling and it is this that drives her commitment for using textiles in her practice.

Grace strives to create beautiful statement pieces of Jewellery that are tactile yet sophisticated, simplistic yet visionary and above all else easy to wear.

Further Images

Kingukuripu

Kingukuripu

Hand crocheted neckpiece using Nylon Yarn. This statement piece has been created using hand dyed yarns and is completely unique.

Karei

Karei

This statement piece has been hand crocheted using dyed Yarn.

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