Edinburgh based jeweller Joanna Hill works with plastics, precious and non-precious metals. She recently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a Masters in jewellery.
Fairs and exhibitions include Gill Wing, London. Au Boutique, Glasgow. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield. SilverSchools, Legnica, Poland. Dazzle, National Theatre, London. Dazzle, Glasgow. Rising Stars, Studio Fusion, London. Inhorgenta Europe 2009, collection for Manu-Schmuck, Munich
Joanna’s work is defined by structures such as bridges, stairs and scaffolding and therefore her descriptions of the fusion of past and present, are expressed as three dimensional collages that create a bridge between times and cultures.
Through the inversion of material qualities Joanna describes the fusion of old and contemporary forms by creating ornate, aged surfaces in plastic. She transforms the original glossy qualities of these plastics to suggest that things we perceive as contemporary will eventually age over time.
Joanna laser etches acrylic sheet to create surfaces with aged appearances to describe old architecture reflected in modern structures. She casts resin with sand to describe ancient stone. To create the illusion of movement, change and contrast with geometric principles of construction Joanna shapes and screen prints acrylic sheet. The metal components represent the newer additions caused by modern living.
Using these processes Joanna aims to achieve an ambiguous time line of urban scenery caused by the effects of human activities over time, rather than a particular element occurring in isolation or at a single moment.