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Poured silver agate ring

by Jo Baker

£450.00

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Poured droplets of molten silver run over the claws setting a rough agate stone in this ring.

With a pale silver-gold oxidised finish this striking piece will attract attention. It is a one-of-a-kind piece.

This striking ring exploits naturalistic textures and materials. Fluid silver flows, droplets and ribbons clasp a rough agate stone, itself rippled and revealing its interior crystalline core. On an intimate scale, it is part of a collection inspired by the larger experiments of American land-artist Robert Smithson. In the 1970s he poured asphalt, glue, rubble and other materials upon quarries, buildings and hillsides as comments on natural chaos, decay and geological forms.

925 silver   agate

Material

Agate, Silver

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Also by Jo Baker

Jo Baker

Jewellery Designer

Making jewellery allows me to explore and express my love and curiosity for materials, natural processes, textures and forms in a tactile and sensual way. I have always been fascinated by the natural world and studied physics and astronomy; including spending 10 years in astronomical research working in the UK, Australia and the US; and landscape architecture. I currently work as an editor on the science journal Nature as well as writing books.

My current collection pays homage to American minimalist and land artist Robert Smithson. Drawing on his landscape-scale sculptures of poured asphalt and mirrors, geology and crystals, it explores the technique of pouring molten silver onto wire rings, frames and stones. The pieces exploit serendipity and chaos. Most are one-offs never to be repeated. They reveal silver’s fluid character.

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