materialandmovement

Reclaimed Porcelain Jewelry Handmade in Ballard, WA

Seattle, Washington · 97 Sales

materialandmovement

Reclaimed Porcelain Jewelry Handmade in Ballard, WA

Seattle, Washington 97 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(21)

Announcement   Material+Movement makes simple and elegant jewelry composed of recycled porcelain china. Elements are hand cut, carved and then arranged into compositions. The pieces are fabricated using gold and sterling silver findings.

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Last updated on May 15, 2017

Material+Movement makes simple and elegant jewelry composed of recycled porcelain china. Elements are hand cut, carved and then arranged into compositions. The pieces are fabricated using gold and sterling silver findings.

www.materialandmovement.com
http://www.facebook.com/materialandmovement
Instagram: materialandmovement

Heather Kraft

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5 out of 5 stars
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agordon24

agordon24 on Jun 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are so unique and elegant. The artist behind them is lovely to work with. 5 stars all the way!

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Material+Movement: simple and elegant jewelry composed of vintage and contemporary porcelain tableware.

Recently, after accidentally breaking one of my favorite porcelain dishes, I had a thought. Why is it that whenever something we care about breaks, we automatically feel we have to throw it in the garbage? Being an artist, in an era when material and time are more valuable than ever, thrifty resourcefulness has never been more important. Not wanting to discard the mess, I analyzed the broken pieces, and saw beautiful compositions emerge from the shards. It seemed to me that these plates, which once were regarded as highly collectible objects of status, are viewed more now as kitsch and find their home on the shelves of thrift stores, garage sales, and antique shops.

In a generation where accessibility and function are paramount, it appears that the perceived value of the objects we use has changed. The attention to detail and quality of material has given way to mass production and technological advancement that changes month to month. The idea of the heirloom as something that is handed down from generation to generation has been pushed out of the way to make room for a disposable and unmemorable culture.

Being of this generation as an artist, I’m driven to re-invent our idea of the heirloom. To take these disregarded objects and re invent them in a contemporary and dynamic form, makes them once again accessible; to help people regain a consciousness of the objects in their lives.

I have created a line of simple and elegant jewelry composed of vintage and contemporary porcelain tableware. Using the composition on the plate, elements are cut out and carved into simple shapes. These shapes are then arranged into compositions informed not only by each element but the imagery on their surface. The pieces are fabricated using gold and silver findings.

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  • Heather Kraft

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Dancer

    Heather Kraft graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2008 with a BFA focusing on sculpture, fibre, and glass. Heather’s life is a balance between dance, art, jewelry, and more dance. She currently resides in Ballard, WA.

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Last updated on November 23, 2016

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We happily accept payments through credit cards and Paypal. Items will be shipped upon receipt of payment.

For custom items, 50% of entire price is required at the start of the project. The second half is required upon product completion.
Shipping
All items are shipped through USPS priority mail. For shipping upgrades, send us a message!
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your jewelry upon receipt, we are happy to refund your purchase within 7 days. Exchanges are welcome within 30 days of purchase.

We are not responsible for damages to jewelry after the item has been delivered; however we are happy to help you repair items should damage occur.