Tom McDowell
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  • United Kingdom
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Sutton, England
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Tom McDowell believes that the adult world is a far too sombre and sensible place.

Children have a very fresh and fun outlook on life and this is something that we as adults can learn from.

Using anodised aluminium, silver and a variety of different media he transforms children's drawings of animals into quirky wearable pieces. Each creature seemingly takes on a personality of its own, creating a fun environment for both the wearer and those who they encounter.

He believes that the act of wearing jewellery is too often a formal activity and that it is important for us to sometimes let go of the seriousness of being a grown-up and hopes that by doing so we can make the world more smiley and enjoyable.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.TomMcDowellDesign.com

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At 1:13pm on May 9, 2011, Rebecca Skeels said…
great, I'll stay in the afternoon too then, will be great to see you, its quite a gap between New Designers and Graduation this year!
At 7:17am on May 6, 2011, Rebecca Skeels said…
Hi Tom, are you going to graduation? I know it been a while since you finished and you've had lots of winnings and exhibitions and all sorts, but would be great to see you there!
At 11:32pm on April 25, 2011, jenny Fillius said…

The penguin is particularly chipper, I'd say. your work is happy and delightful.

Thank you for popping by.

At 6:17pm on April 23, 2011, Birdland Creations said…
Likewise Tom. I love your whimsy too. :-D  We do seem to have a similar sense of playfulness
At 1:06pm on February 7, 2011, Leslie A. Schug said…
Thank you for your comment as well. Looking forward to seeing more of your work - it makes me smile.
At 2:29pm on February 4, 2011, Leslie A. Schug said…
I like your whimsical creatures and material combinations...congratulations on being a featured artist!
At 12:38pm on January 19, 2011, Rebecca Skeels said…
Welcome Mr. Tom and your lovely happy and colourful work to the land of crafthaus! still liking the lion best!! speak soon, Bec
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