Refining rods

Refining rods

refining rods Collaborating with goldsmiths to craft velvet rods. The 0,5mm bit I ordered didn’t give me the precision and control I was looking for in the velvet rods, so I turned to colleagues at the Goldschmiede department of the Deutsches Technikmuseum. The...
Hour(less)glass

Hour(less)glass

hour(less)glass Finding ways to track time without using time. As the number of carved bobbins slowly increases, I’m noticing both an intense yet reluctant focus on time. There is a heightened awareness of time as I carve the bobbins, not in its steady passing,...
Making waves

Making waves

sharpening waveforms Sharpening tools to make velvet patterns. Today was the first time I needed to sharpen my tools. I haven’t done it before, and I’m so dependent on my lathe chisels that I went into it with a lot of trepidation.¬† I had started shaping a...
Bobbin prototyping

Bobbin prototyping

bobbin prototyping_01 The first experiments in making a velvet bobbin. As I start mapping out the beginnings of this project I recognised a need for some “materiality” to ground myself, something physical to grasp alongside the theoretical foundations I am...