Sustainability is foremost in the minds of many designer-makers at the moment; there has been a surge of environmentally-sustainable developments in the collections shown recently at Origin, New Designers in Islington, Pulse and Collect.
Jewellers are very aware of sustainability issues, as such a large proportion of their traditional materials come from non-sustainable sources (precious stones and metals) and they have traditionally used acids, dyes, and other techniques not renowned for their eco-friendliness.
This book will encourage makers to recycle and show how 'pre-loved' or traditionally throw-away materials can provide new inspiration.
Includes stunning photos of the work of established and experimental jewellers from around the world.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, 120 full colour
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 30/05/2009
- Category: Art forms
- ISBN: 9780713683448