Karen Williams set up as a jeweller in 1995, originally from Anglesey, she is now based near Bethesda. Commissions include designing and creating the Crown for the National Eisteddfod in 1999 and 2008. She has also been a recipient of the Creative Wales Award and support for her current project ‘Llanddwyn Shore Lines’ from the Arts Council of Wales.
The Crater and Holey collections are based around the definition of the word ‘Tyllu – to hole, bore, perforate, pierce’. The physical manipulation of the silver is central to the production of the deep texture. Holes are explored within the work, creating something from nothing and utilising the ‘hole’ to produce form and alter depth and space within a piece. This way of working the metal and the construction of the piece are integral and the designs reflect the processes which have created them.
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