cambridge contemporary crafts

Sue Gregor

‘Fossilized Plastic’

My main mission is to share my appreciation of the natural world which I have found always cheers me up. For the surface pattern I choose quite ordinary plants and weeds, I hope that the wearer will not only enjoy them as jewellery but also review their appreciation of the natural world. I am inspired both by the modernist approach to materials and enjoy cheap plastic items from places like Hong Kong. I set out to create a marriage between the industrial and the organic.

This method of dying and embossing plastic I call 'fossilized Plastic' due to the fine detail which it is possible to capture within the embossed surface. I use the actual leaves or flowers to create the design.  They perish in the process leaving a memory of the relief of their surface on the plastic, like a fossil.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgecrafts.co,uk or call us on 01223 361200 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £40 - £155