Colourful Resin jewellery
Kathie Murphy studied jewellery at Middlesex Polytechnic and Glasgow School of Art.
Since 1992 Murphy has specialised in working in Polyester resin and continues to explore the possibilities of this material. A thermosetting plastic that can be coloured in its raw state, a liquid, before then casting in moulds. The masters or shapes for the moulds and the moulds themselves are made by Murphy allowing her control in all aspects of the making from beginning to end. The process means that each piece is quite individual. Resin is a warm material making it tactile and very wearable.
She has had two books published by A&C Black, Resin Jewellery and Design and make non-precious jewellery.
Her work is in the collection of International jewellery at the Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, Aberdeen City Art Gallery and National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. She teaches a Resin jewellery course at West Dean College, West Sussex, City Lit London and Morley College London.
Location: Level 5, Unit 3 (with Ken Eardley)
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