Adele Brereton’s work is based upon the traditional Silversmithing technique of Hand Raising, where a flat sheet of metal is hammered into a hollow form. Inspiration is drawn both from archaeological artefacts and interesting forms and textures found in nature. Using Silver and Gold, these hand raised elements are often combined with hand carved wood, creating one off pieces that are both organic and tactile.
Her work at the Museum of London Archives has indulged a fascination with historical objects and inspired her to unearth her own artefacts. Adele’s new collection explores the use of found objects including pieces of glass and pottery. Explorations at the River Thames have translated into a curiosity for new materials, playing with the contrasts of the natural and man-made. A link is forged with her local industrial landscape, combining stainless steel with precious materials and washed up remnants of the past.