Contemporary jewellery practice: the role of display in addressing craft values within the creative process

  • Michelle Jessop

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The aim of this research is to investigate the role of display within contemporary jewellery, defining an approach that informs both jewellery practice and critical discourse. Conventional structures such as the display case, plinths, frames and mounts operate as communicative platforms from which jewellery is presented, often negating the interactive nature of an object that is designed to be touched, worn or owned. My practice takes the form both of writing and making to explore presentational methods that promote the emotive qualities presented, produced or prompted by a craft object as a means of engaging the viewer within the gallery space.
Date of AwardJun 2013
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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