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Kim Gillson

Jewellery designer maker

Small Stud Earrings in navy or red

Small silver and coiled corrugated paper studs. Boxed.

18mm (diameter) × 25mm (length)

Special care instructions These products have had a spray of matt varnish but it is not recommended to go out in the rain wearing them as they are not waterproof. Treat them with care. Although very sturdy please remember they are made from paper.

£20 inc VAT plus postage and delivery Buy now Navy · Red

Navy and Red Pin

Stainless steel pin with silver beads and coiled corrugated paper drops. Boxed.

125mm (length) × 30mm (diameter of largest disc)

Special care instructions These products have had a spray of matt varnish but it is not recommended to go out in the rain wearing them as they are not waterproof. Treat them with care. Although very sturdy please remember they are made from paper.

Graduated from MMU
  • BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design 2010
Awards
  • MMU Originals Prize 2010
portrait of Kim Gillson
‘Studying at MMU enabled me to express myself using a range of media. I feel that it has really helped me gain both knowledge and understanding of a professional working practice, giving me the confidence to explore ideas and use ordinarily overlooked materials.
‘Taking my inspiration from repeat forms, I create refined wearable pieces from a material underrated in its common use – paper. Having explored many types of paper manipulation I found myself particularly inspired by quilling, the traditional art of paper coiling. I became in awe of what an impact such a simple process of coiling a small strip of paper could have when displayed on mass. I experimented with coiling different types of paper and became particularly interested in using corrugated paper as this gave me structure and versatility when coiled.
‘Paper to me is a seemingly everyday material and by using it in new ways, combined with a traditional technique, I feel that my work shows how versatile paper can actually be.’