ELEANOR WHITWORTH

Eleanor is a Glasgow based jewellery/object designer and maker. She produces wearable objects that are inspired by minitaure curiosities in the natural world. 
Eleanor is currently an artist in residence at the Glasgow School of Art. 

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Artist's statement

In Eleanor's recent collection titled 'Together Living' she made wearable pieces that sought to celebrate some of the intricate symbiotic relationships alive in the natural world, many of them unobserved or misunderstood. She was inspired by instances of this including the relationship between ants and aphids, cleaner fish and larger marine animals, and fungi and algae in lichens, observing the fragile and intricate interactions in these special relationships.

In order to create pieces that are delicate yet wearable, a laser welder is used to make microscopic joins between multiple components. 

In Eleanor’s work, diverse materials are applied to mimic these instances of symbiosis. The consideration of tactility and light in each piece is intended to invoke a cuirosity in the viewer that reveals more than initially meets the eye. 

 

Eleanor was the recipient of the New Designers Goldsmiths Centre Jewellery Award in June 2019. 

Further Images

Gold Tangle Brooch

Gold Tangle Brooch

18 Carat gold brooch inspired by lichens, fabrication of this piece was made possible thanks to the Goldsmiths Centre Precious Metal Bursary.

Mesh brooch

Mesh brooch

Copper and steel Brooch

Selection of Brooches in Together living collection

Selection of Brooches in Together living collection


Cleaner Fish Brooch

Cleaner Fish Brooch

Silver and brass Brooch

Open Envelope Brooch

Open Envelope Brooch

Steel brooch

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