Michelle Currie

Michelle Currie Brooch

“I am ever captivated and inspired by the beauty of the intrinsically interwoven nature of ‘Science and Art,’ sharing the pursuit of knowledge and an understanding of our place in the universe. Although often communicated in different ways, the fields are deeply connected by curiosity and the need to explore the unexplored, making sense of our observations and experiences.”

“This unique collection is the result of an exploration into the unseen forces that govern and shape our world from the galactic to miscroscopic, recreating the movement and explosions of underlying forces on physical matter into striking and ominous wearable sculptures in silver, iron and gold.”

Michelle Currie

Sci-Artist / Jeweller

BA (Hons) Jewellery Design and Silversmithing

Glasgow School of Art

Statement

“I am currently Artist in Residence at The Glasgow School of Art and my unique practice combines traditional Silversmithing techniques with my love of Science and Astronomy. I take inspiration from research and visits to the Physics and Astronomy Laboratories at The University of Glasgow and learning from Technicians and Scientists about their world leading research into Black Holes and Gravitational Waves. This unique collection is the result of an exploration into the unseen forces that govern and shape our world from the galactic to miscroscopic, recreating the movement and explosions of underlying forces on physical matter into striking and ominous wearable sculptures in silver, iron and gold.”

Materials and Techniques

Silver, 18ct yellow Gold, Fairtrade Gold.

Iron sands, Iron Shards, Iron Oxides.

Resins.

Various Stones.


Awards, Exhibitions and News

Artist in Residence – Glasgow School of Art

Elements Exhibition, selected for Hamilton and Inches

Solo Show at Scottish Gallery 2021

Memento Mori Exhibition in Switzerland Dec 2021

Shape of Nature Exhibition, Beijing 2021

Registered as Fairtrade Jeweller, started using
Fairtrade gold in my work

Working with London Architecture company ‘Chetwoods’ and researchers at Cambridge on developing interactive art collaboration using Ferrofluid

Bespoke Art Commissioned by Unalome – restaurant in Glasgow – large Ferrofluid metal etchings on display in restaurant.

Commission completed – Glasgow university ceremonial maces for China and Singapore, my design was created at Hamilton and Inches and I will be presenting the finished maces to Singapore/China campus next year at graduation ceremony.

Lockdown

“During the lockdowns I worked full-time in Glasgow during the day and in the evenings I worked on completing my degree show work and building my online presence and website. I was very kindly invited to create a solo show at The Scottish Gallery just after graduation which gave me amazing focus to continue developing my work and adapting to the absence of studio space and facilities which led to new ways of working. I was also working on the Glasgow University Mace Commission in partnership with Hamilton and Inches which is now complete and ready to present next year.”

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