Today we welcome back Karen Rothwell a final year jewellery design student at Central St Martin’s college in London. In this post Karen shares her final year Degree Show Collection – and how she uses African textile in her work
Soon to be alumni of the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, I have become known for my unrestricted ideas, and inventive take, on traditional forms and techniques.
I have previously shared with you some of my developmental work and initial designs into my use of African textiles in my degree show collection. But here we are able to have an exclusive look ahead at some of the finished pieces that shall be on display at the end of June.
The Tutaonana Collection by Karen Rothwell
I bring my technical silversmithing skills into a whole new dimension, as I explores the limits of bark cloth, whilst combining them with the resources I have already mastered. My natural curiosity and enthusiasm for this subject, allows me to look at the world from different perspectives. I then identifies new areas for research which can provide exciting new creative opportunities.
I will launch my first individually focused collection in June and I hopes this will display how, through my inventive use of materials and techniques, I bring body adornment into a glamorous new light.
Below are the details of the exhibition. We hope to see you there!
Central St Martins
University of the Arts London
Room 109, 1st floor
Saturday 18 June 12.00 – 18.00
Sunday 19 June closed
Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 June 12.00 – 20.00
Thursday 23 June 12.00 – 18.00