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4 February 2021 - 27 February 2021

FeAg Brooch, 2020

iron shards, oxidised precious white metal, precious yellow metal and morganite, steel pin
H:7cm W:6cm D:2.5cm
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FeAg Brooch (modelled), 2020

iron shards, oxidised precious white metal, precious yellow metal and morganite, steel pin
H:7cm W:6cm D:2.5cm
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Dark Matter Brooch I, 2020

precious white metal, iron sand, resin, magnet
H:4.5cm W:4.5cm D:1cm
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Dark Matter Brooch I (reverse), 2020

precious white metal, iron sand, resin, magnet
H:4.5cm W:45cm D:1cm
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Black Moon Magnetic Brooch, 2020

iron shards, iron oxide, precious white metal, resin
H:6cm W:6cm D:1cm
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Black Moon Magnetic Brooch (modelled), 2020

iron shards, iron oxide, precious white metal, resin
H:6cm W:6cm D:1cm
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Expanse Pendant, 2020

precious white metal, steel, silver chain, iron, resin
H:3.8cm W:3.4cm D:1.3cm
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Expanse Brooch, 2020

iron sand, glass, precious white metal, resin
H:4.5cm W:5cm D:0.6cm
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Iron Moon Pendant (Medium), 2020

precious white metal, iron shards, resin, inks, silver chain
H:6.8cm W:6.8cm D:0.5cm
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Creature Brooch I, 2020

iron shards, iron oxide, precious white metal, resin
H:4.5cm W:5cm D:1.5cm
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Creature Brooch I (modelled), 2020

iron shards, iron oxide, precious white metal, resin
H:4.5cm W:5cm D:1.5cm
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Dark Matter Brooch II, 2020

iron sand, iron oxide, precious white metal, resin
H:5.5cm W:5.5cm D:1.2cm
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Dark Matter Brooch II (modelled), 2020

iron sand, iron oxide, precious white metal, resin
H:5.5cm W:5.5cm D:1.2cm
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Dark Matter Brooch II (reverse), 2020

iron sand, iron oxide, precious white metal, resin
H:5.5cm W:5.5cm D:1.2cm
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Born: 1985
Place of Birth: Vale of Leven, Scotland

Michelle Currie is currently Artist in Residence at The Glasgow School of Art Silversmithing and Jewellery Department after graduating with a First-Class Honours degree in 2020. Her unique practice combines traditional Silversmithing techniques with her love of Science and Astronomy. For her recent collection, Michelle visited the Physics and Astronomy Laboratories at The University of Glasgow, learning from Technicians and Scientists about their world leading research into Black Holes and Gravitational Waves. This unique collection is the result of an exploration into the unseen forces that govern and shape our world. By combining silver and precious stones with ferromagnetic materials containing iron particles, Michelle captures the exciting variety of textures and movement created when exposing iron particles to neodymium magnets. She creates her own mixtures of iron particles that are sculpted directly onto magnetic field lines using the invisible structure as a canvas to capture the explosive moments as static ominous wearable sculptures.

‘I am ever captivated and inspired by the beauty of the intrinsically interwoven nature of ‘Science and Art,’ sharing the pursuit of knowledge and an understanding of our place in the universe. Although often communicated in different ways, the fields are deeply connected by curiosity and the need to explore the unexplored, making sense of our observations and experiences.’

Michelle’s has received multiple industry awards such as a Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Award, Goldsmiths’ Centre Precious Metal Bursary Award 2020 and received a prestigious ceremonial mace commission by The University of Glasgow to be unveiled in 2021. Michelle’s graduate work has also been awarded both the Fife Contemporary New Maker Award 2020 and the Incorporation of Goldsmiths Graduate Award 2020.


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