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Purchase Rickson Jewellery @ www.RicksonJewellery.Etsy.com. I am an independant jewellery designer in love with creating new and exciting wearable art.
I have my Masters in Jewellery Silversmithing and Related Products from the Birmingham School of Jewellery in the UK. I am now back in Toronto, Ontario Canada working as a full time jewellery artist and loving every minute!
I am interested in the feminine ideal in relation to the female body. I enjoy creating work that expresses my wish to both conform and rebel against ideas of femininity. Through various materials and processes I take from my own body both physically and metaphorically. Hair can be used to comment on feminine allure and power, while clear resin is used to symbolize an abundance of tears.
Furthermore, I am interested in the way humans attempt to separate themselves from the primal world of animals with supposedly civilizing rules and regulations. I understand gender as part of the ‘cultured body’ and connect the tension between female and feminine with the struggle to exist as both an animal and a human.
I also create narrative photographs of my jewellery on my own body. The jewellery itself references my ideas of body and femininity as I am wearing it, and enhances the idea that femininity is a performance rather than an innate quality. Overall I enjoy deconstructing and reconstructing the feminine ideal to create wearable works of art alongside narrative photography.
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Posted on August 26, 2010 at 1:30pm 2 Comments 0 Likes
GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK
Philadelphia, February 1850
WOMAN'S BEST ORNAMENT
BY REV. B. P. ROGERS.
LET me urge upon my female readers, especially those who are in youth, the importance of taking loftier and better views of life than those taught by the vain world. It is…Continue
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I am entering a new world. The world of drawings and screen printing.
I'd love your thoughts on how these could be applied to products.…Continue
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The OSPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) had plans to euthanize 350 animals, but only 99 have been put down due to 'combined voices of animal welfare advocates' (from the Toronto Humane Society Article), and many people are raising money, and there is even a…Continue
Posted on March 10, 2010 at 4:30pm 1 Comment 0 Likes
Donate $5 and get a free pin if we raise $40 to make a prototype and a mould
Also, get $20…Continue
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So there are many new and exciting developments in the world of Rickson Art Jewellery. (Anything underlined is a link!)Continue
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Thanks for friending me! I look forward to getting to know you! I wondered if that pic of me was always up- or just when I was on crafthaus! James is such a cutie- I just love him and so do my students! He is such a good friend and mentor to me. The doll head is a mannequin that I stumbled upon in Paris last summer. It just screamed Alison! Several people - including my hubby- thought it was me at first glance.
The private view for the show is Saturday 11th September, if you are able to come.
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