“I use an amalgam of old and new techniques to create jewellery crafted by hand and tech. As a designer and maker I’m occupied by ponderings of the changing definition of 'handmade' in a world of exponential technical growth, and contemplate how traditional and high tech manufacturing methods coexist in this age of fast paced innovation and new aesthetics."
Ever evolving and reactionary, two polarising processes define Georgie Harrison’s work. A study in the states of matter is rendered in pieces cast from hand-formed wax, showcasing organic, unrepeatable forms attainable only by hand. A contrasting process departs from traditional methods to create pieces modelled and sculpted digitally, showcasing symmetry, texture and precision, achievable only by use of digital tools. Each process, with its unique attributes and skill set, manifests its own distinct physical signature: like the maker leaves their mark, as does the machine.
Georgie Harrison came into jewellery in 2017 following a 15 year career in tattooing. She is primarily self taught, and holds a degree in Visual Communication and Illustration. Her lack of formal training allows for a somewhat unconventional approach to making jewellery, and an inclination towards experimentation and exploration in her work.