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Bekki Churcher (Silversmithing and Jewellery 2011)

Job Title:

Silversmith and jeweller

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Silversmithing & Jewellery

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Becky Churcher
Concrete gardens collection

Becky Churcher

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Bekki Churcher (Silversmithing and Jewellery 2011)

Bekki Churcher graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2011. She now exhibits and sells her jewellery throughout the UK.

Her interest in strong architectural lines and angles are adapted into her jewellery designs. Her collections to date are greatly inspired by St Peters Seminary, Cardross, Scotland. The abandoned brutalist building changes and surprises you as you walk around it and has many unexpected characteristics that she recreates within her work. Creating forms that emulate shapes and textures found at the site and within her documentation of it, she builds up texture and depth that explores the notion of growth that occurs at the site and the natural destruction that entails.

Elements and concepts that are taken from the site are recreated though enamel and folded sheet to create complex, three-dimensional forms. Intricacy and painstaking detail is added through a developed technique of geometric granulation that adds beauty and depth to the pieces in which it occurs. An important aspect to the work is that it changes noticeably at different angles, thus, making the back just as important, and if not more special than the front, allowing for a certain secret that only the wearer knows about.

Bekki’s work is continually evolving and her passion for objects and making is clearly seen in the well crafted, intricate jewellery pieces that she constructs aiming to both surprise and intrigue both wearer and viewer.