Lucie Gledhill

About Lucie Gledhill

Lucie uses recycled precious metals for chain making. Whilst chain is what she makes it is also the subject of her work. Using themes such as connectivity, strength, flexibility and material relationships. Her relationship with the materials has enabled her to predict what they will do, how they will behave. She likes to push the material to its limits as it pushes her to her own. Lucie deliberately uses a low-tech approach to making – alloying gold, pouring ingots, drawing wire which she uses for jewellery collections as well as sculptural objects. Lucie has exhibited at Goldsmiths’ Fair for eight years, which has provided opportunity to continuously develop her work.

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Chain but more specifically Curb Chain have long been a fascination to Lucie. Its association with Victorians as well as its use with horses has attached meaning to the word Curb. Constraint, control, holding back and holding in are ideas which also play out in the making process. Investigating new materials was the subject for new work which was part of the Jerwood Makers Open award 2019.

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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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