Eileen Gatt

About Eileen Gatt

My work has always had a strong narrative element. In recent years it is environmental issues such as climate change that are heavily influencing my design process. With the loss of natural habitats endangering species, it is an issue close to my heart. I strive to be an ethical maker and work with re-cycled metals and ethically sourced stones as it is integral to my ideology as a maker. My new collection of work is inspired by melting ice. The pieces tell a story, fragmented landscapes depict tiny gold polar bears balancing precariously on the edge. Stones become icebergs and diamonds become foot prints in an all to precious landscape.

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My processes include the use of milliput, I model and carve tiny animals and then I have them cast. In recent works I have refined my skills and reduced the scale to create pieces with more detail. I am incorporating more gold into my work and I have also introduced more precious stones. My pieces often incorporate hand fabricated elements made from sheet to create hollow forms. I have also been experimenting on some simple 3D printed forms that I have used for integral display items, and for some larger pieces.

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All Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitors welcome commissions. Don’t hesitate to contact this maker and start a conversation about commissioning a piece, unique to you. Examples of commissioning include transforming or combining old jewellery into new pieces, incorporating stones into new settings, or simply working together to create a bespoke piece in the style of this maker.

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