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Eve Claire Taylor

Natural formations are an endless and plentiful source of visual inspiration for my work. Palm leaves and stems feed into my fascination with spoons and ladles - objects which combine practicality alongside ornamental qualities as well. These fluid shapes lend themselves perfectly to all the aspects and advantages of working with a versatile material such as silver. I fuse traditional silversmithing techniques with my own contemporary ideas, preserving a feeling of elegance and within my work. I find that spontaneity combined with structured design is a very important factor when working. As with plant growth, I believe that an evolution of ideas is of equal importance.

Inspiration taken from the palm houses set in the grounds of Kew Gardens has contributed to the majority of my ideas, though recent work of mine has evolved through looking at plants and foliage that survive very much in the city 'urban' aspects of life creeping through the concrete are a fascinating visual source. Kew gardens itself is an oasis on the outskirts of a large and busy city.

My main aim is to create silverware, which is as practical, as aesthetically pleasing.

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