KELLY MUNRO

Kelly Munro's jewellery combines branded wood, knotted rubber and delicately pierced metal, both precious and non- precious. She uses the traditional process of wood burning and mixed with the creation of her own tools used to manipulate the surface of the wood. Combining this with hand pierced structures that loosely represent fishing nets she tries to capture the rustic feel of her homeland and fishing heritage at the very far north coast of Scotland.

 

Artist's Statement

 

 

My inspiration is drawn from my heritage and homeland. I was born in a small town in the far north coast of Scotland, well known for its historical fishing industry. I am surrounded by small abandoned ports around the coast, and have had a particular interest in fishing equipment used in the past and present. This inspiration is reflected in the lobster pots as a starting point for my graduation show work. This has evolved through stages of material exploration and settled at the combination of ‘weathering’ wood and traditional metal techniques. 


The technique of intricate saw piercing enables me to create nets and lightweight structures. I aim to shadow the forms of the nets and pots, and loosely interpret these shapes in my own way. The technique of pyrography plays an important role in my pieces allowing me to creating often detailed patterns combines with charred edges and loose paint strokes, mirroring the intricately knotted nets of the trade combined with wind beaten driftwood. My work aims to portray the rustic look of items found near harbors and tide lines.

Further Images

Branded Brooches

Branded Brooches

These brooches have wooden 'tops' and are set on oxidized silver 'stilts'. Each one is unique and approximately 5cm x 6cm

Nets and Ropes necklace

Nets and Ropes necklace

Materials: Copper, wood, paint, neoprene rubber

'Creel Brooches'

'Creel Brooches'

Materials: Wood, Copper/Brass, white metal, paint.


Small Pierced Rings

Small Pierced Rings

Materials: White metal, Wood, Paint.

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