Meet Rhiannon Palmer October 06, 2015 16:37
Concrete has been having a bit of a moment, and it's about time. It's got a strident physical presence, but it's actually remarkable versatile for an industrial material. When we met Rhiannon Palmer, who uses concrete in her sculpture and jewellery, we were immediately curious to see if we could partner up to develop a workshop. The end result is proving a runaway success already with places booking up super fast at the Handmade Fair last month. Find out more or book a place here
While studying Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth University Rhiannon was introduced to concrete as a creative medium and the love affair began. She honed her skills with concrete by producing an array of concrete and mixed media sculptures but it wasn't until she left University that she had the idea to translate her sculpture into bold, urban, contemporary jewellery. Rhiannon now lives and works in London but hopes to spread the love of concrete worldwide.
Baseline Necklace (image courtesy of Rhiannon Palmer)
Rhiannon recently exhibited at TENT as part of Etsy's exhibition 'Four Corners of Craft. It was a wonderfully curated show that brought together some amazing talent from across the UK. The private view was a buzz of activity and the show, which was only open for 4 days, brought thousands of people through the door. It seems the rise and rise of craft is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.
You can buy Rhiannon's work at Bust Christmas Craftacular, on Sunday November 22nd @ York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E2 9PJ http://bust.com/london/bust-christmas-craftacular.html and Etsy's Made Local Christmas Market, Saturday/Sunday 5th and 6th of December, @ The Vinyl Factory,16 - 18 Marshall Street, Soho, W1F 7BE https://www.etsy.com/uk/etsymadelocal