This year the touring Craft Pods for 2024 features work from jeweller Lucy Pearl Petts, who creates unique designs through the combination of 3D printing and traditional jewellery techniques.
Lucy Pearl Petts works in response to the chaotic experiences faced by people living through the present day, such as the climate apocalypse, unjust governments, and civil unrest. The collection Chaos attempts to bring a sense of joy and hope despite these hurdles, creating wearable pieces in the form of amulets and tokens of luck. They could also be perceived as panic buttons for life.
The pieces exhibited for the Craft Pod tour in 2024 initiate vital conversations and positive change. Their inviting iridescent colours, alluring forms, and hidden ornamentation can provide both comfort and intrigue. The pieces are each crafted from plant-based biodegradable 3D printed plastics, adorned with marbled aluminium and small silver embellishments. By 3D printing components in lightweight plant-based plastic, Petts is able to work to a large scale without the heavy weight. Petts’ selects materials, forms and ideas, with wearable practicality in mind.
The Craft Pod Tour 2024
5-30 January – Bell Baxter High School, Cupar
1-14 February – The Larick Centre (public), Tayport
16-28 February- Valleyfield Library (public), Dunfermline
1-24 March – Forgan Arts Centre (public), Newport-on-Tay
26 March-17 April – Pittenweem Community Library (public), Pittenweem
Please note that some venues, including schools, are non-public venues. All public venues are listed with a link to address, opening hours and contact information
Make Your Own Bangle!
We have worked with Artist Sarah Wakeford to create a fun, family-friendly activity that complements the Craft Pod tour. Simply print out on A4 paper at home and have a go yourself! Download the template here.
About Lucy Pearl Petts
Lucy Pearl Petts is a Glasgow-based artist and jeweller, and recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art (2022). Petts’ practice draws inspiration from both analogue and digital design methods alongside maximalist Queer aesthetics. They create collages from magazines and articles inspired by world news events – these are distorted digitally to create a swirling chasm – which informs their creative practice.
Recent exhibitions include solo show Chaos, Hannah Gallery, Barcelona (2023); and group exhibitions Dream Machine, Pratt Institute Steuben Gallery, New York City Jewelry Week, (2023); Materialise 6, Glisk Gallery, Fife (2023); Herbes Folles, Hasard Et Germes De Désir, VICEVERSA Galerie, Lausanne (2023). Recent awards include the Klimt02 New Talent Award (2023); Mark Fenn Award, Association of Contemporary Jewellers (2022); Converge, Creative Enterprise Award (2022); as well as being the recipient of a Fife Contemporary New Marker Award (2022), gaining access to, and support from, the Materialise programme for 2023.
About the Craft Pods
Fife Contemporary’s touring Craft Pods are mobile display structures that present a new curated display of contemporary art and craft to schools, libraries and community centres in and around Fife each year. The Craft Pods were designed and built by artists Nick Millar and James McLardy in 2009 – their unique octagonal design was determined through the use of recycled furniture and reclaimed wood available. The ‘Display Pod’ enables a 360 degree view of a compact exhibition, while an interactive ‘Information Pod’ helps an audience learn more about the artist and their work. The touring Craft Pods aim to share leading examples of high-quality contemporary craft around non-gallery venues, and to reach and engage with new audiences around Fife.
The 2024 Craft Pod tour in full is still being scheduled. If you think your school, library or community centre in Fife would make a great host for the Craft Pods, please get in touch with us at email@example.com