One Design, 10 Artisans

The participants of the One Design workshop at Studio 20/17 seem to have had a whale of a time. Huzzah!

Studio 20/17 have put up a post on their blog that has a bunch of great pictures documenting the recent One Design workshop that took place in their gallery.

Collaboration between Melissa Cameron and a One Design workshop participant - artist name unknown. Image courtesy the Studio 20/17 blog.
Collaboration between Melissa Cameron and a One Design workshop participant – artist name unknown. Image courtesy the Studio 20/17 blog.

Facilitated by Jennifer Fahey, the participants were collectively given a full version of my Clouds pattern, laser cut in timber and some silk thread to make jewellery from. I placed one condition on their making process, the same one that I give myself with these forms, that they not repeat any of the forms that I had already made from the same pattern, the pieces from my One Design collection that were concurrently installed in the gallery around them. I did give them a bit of a leg up though, making a small series of fixings to make it easier to affix the pieces to the body, with assorted clasps, earring posts, brooch fittings and the like, made in stainless steel and titanium.

And no, I didn’t go to the opening of the collection nor the workshop – I was in Germany with the Heat Exchange project. Knowing that I would not be present, I designed the workshop parameters with me not being there in mind. And it looks as though they had a fine time without me!

I’m really keen to see the process in action, especially now having seen these images. I’m looking forward to being able to be present at the next workshop, which, happily for me, will be happening in Perth in the coming months. For more details about that, and the movements of the One Design exhibition, stay tuned!