About me

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I did toy with the possibility of becoming an artist in my teens, particularly a jewellery artist, having spent most of my childhood making things, but growing up in a family of scientists saw me follow my fascination for human physiology first. Careers in science, patent law, business development and computer systems only began to be put aside in 2006 when I discovered precious metal clay at the Asimi College of Jewellery in Hong Kong. I loved the fluidity, pliability and unexpected possibilities that metal clay provided and this gave me the inspiration and impetus to express my abiding passion for sculptural and wearable art.  
The textile aspect of the works I have been playing with since childhood when my devoted mother took it upon herself to teach me weaving, knotting, embroidery, crochet, knitting, sewing.....the fun is in coaxing these skills out of their traditional roles and into the modern artistic context of sculpture and sculptural jewellery design.

About my work

The current focus is on art works featuring hand built fine silver objects ,mostly fashioned from precious metal clay (or "silver clay") and designed to compliment hand-worked textiles or found objects.  In both art and jewellery, I am always looking for new ways to create unique pieces.  Each creation is an experimental project that is often worked and reworked as my understanding of it evolves.  
 
Most of my art works reference political, environmental and existential issues. So many suffer, and if conversations can be sparked, perhaps I can contribute in some small way to effecting change.

 

LISA HEATH 

artist