Molten Earrings by Katherine James
Long silver earrings with a striking aesthetic and unique and rebellious edge. They have been oxidised which gives a moody, dark tone.
Dimensions: (L) 1.5 x (H) 5 cm
Katherine James is an artist based in Leeds. She creates contemporary jewellery which liberates the aesthetic language of typically gendered materials. She works in Chainmail, a hard, protective exterior associated with male aggression, crafting this material into lace-like patterns inspired by crochet stitches. Contrastingly, lace is intimately worn, delicate and associated with female sexuality. By combining these opposing material properties, the pieces embody the true nuance of gender identity and expresses the wearers refusal to be conveniently defined by stereotypes.