The This Mess series explores our values and relationship with single-use plastic, transforming discarded waste into previous and one-off artefacts.
Each stud is individually sculpted from polystyrene, transformed into sterling silver and painted or finished creating non-matching yet complementary pairs.
Materials: sterling silver, enamel paint.
Dimensions: Variable, approx diameter 10 mm
About the Maker: Polly Dymond creates contemporary jewellery objects from her studio at JamFactory Adelaide.
Dymond's current practice is driven by a deep love of the natural and elemental combined with despair over the loss of craftsmanship and disposability of contemporary objects and materials (plastic, plastic, plastic)! The resulting jewellery and objects possess a duality of process; forging and forming exploring ancient traditional techniques alongside the manipulation and metamorphosis of discarded single use packaging and plastics, transforming them into precious and permanent artefacts.
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.