Our lives are lived through, brightened and coloured by the objects with which we surround ourselves – like relationships with people, our relationships with objects frame the world and our exchanges with it. Our interactions with these objects and their characters fascinate Juliette Bigley and are the basis of her work as a metalsmith.
Working in base and precious metals, Juliette uses the form of vessels as a canvas through which to explore how we negotiate our physical and emotional place within the world. Focussing particularly on line and form, her vessels - vases, dishes, bowls and spoons – and their interpretations emerge from the context of the domestic, the rituals that characterise it and our interactions with it.
All of Juliette's work involves relationships: within the piece through gestures and the relationship of form, between the piece and the viewer or between the pieces themselves. Her work sometimes takes the form of individual pieces, sometimes as pairs and often as groups that can be arranged and rearranged to explore these different relationships.
Beginning with a flat sheet of metal, Juliette uses a range of techniques including raising and fabrication to hand-make her pieces. All of her pieces are unique, or are unique pieces from within a series.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £300-£1,200.