Award winning jewellery artist Zoe Robertson’s studio practice explores themes relating to jewellery within performance. She creates theatrically sized jewellery, experiments on the edges of the discipline and enjoys working collaboratively. Her work is published extensively and exhibited within an international arena. Alongside this she is co-founder of the Dual Works a design and fabrication studio, who undertake exciting projects for private and commercial clients and are based in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, UK.
The interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of her works moves beyond jewellery and into the fields of performance, sound, and dance. This cross disciplinary approach enables her to create experiential and immersive environments which invite audience interaction and participation. She has become increasingly interested in objects that are animated or activated by a bodily movement and started to define this as performing jewellery. She explores the visual and multi-sensory relationships between the objects, the body, and space by researching key themes such as body extensions, movement and dual wearability. You can see this approach at flockOmania
This open-minded approach to challenging the boundaries of jewellery coupled with an intuitive relationship with materials is the driving force and motivation behind her work. Design ideas arise by experimenting with a breadth of unconventional materials often industrial in nature and the combination of these processes continually serve to initiate a visual language which is capitalised upon to create her work. The physicality of the objects is important and materials that evoke a sensory response play an important part in the vocabulary for her creative decisions