Morna DarlingThis is a feature where we showcase work from our newer members.








Image: Wrapped Brooch, Silver & Plastic

Morna Darling's work is inspired by fabrics and clothing. She is interested in representing the qualities of cloth such as layering, threading, folding and the patterns found within it. Pattern making is hugely important in her process and she is fascinated with the structural repeated elements of fabric and how to emulate these in her jewellery. Repetition is a recurring theme in her designs and drawings and the repeated actions she uses to make her pieces, such as piercing out a large number of rectangles on silver. She enjoy the rhythm this can bring to her making.

Using different materials from her source allows playful exploration of how to create aspects of textiles whilst not actually including them in her work. Experimenting with a combination of materials including plastic, silver and patinated copper, her work involves varied processes and she is interested in the combination of precious and non-precious materials.

Image below: Layers, Silver & Patinated Copper