Meet The Maker – Aiden Spencer

Aiden Spencer - Jeweller

Aiden Spencer – Jeweller

The title of this exhibition was perfect for Aiden as from a very young age Up-cycling has been an idea close to his heart. He enjoys working with found objects as they can help him to create familiar and sometimes nostalgia evoking forms.

Bangles using reclaimed wood and pencils

Bangles using reclaimed wood and pencils

Aiden has had a lot of fun producing this body of work, for some of the pieces he set himself the challenge to work almost entirely with scraps of wood, metal and acrylic found on the workshop floor, working in this way could feel quite limiting as very often scrap materials have defects that can dictate the form the piece will take, but for Aiden this isn’t a bad thing!  By working within these limitations you can get some truly unique results.

Ring upcycled from a broomstick

Ring upcycled from a broomstick

Layered rings using recycled wood and acrylic scraps

Layered rings using recycled wood and acrylic scraps

In this collection Aiden has tried to convey a soft, tactile and familiar feel. He has sourced materials from some quite unlikely places, namely an old pair of wooden bottom shoes, a broomstick, an old chopping board and broken board games.

Lollypop Ring - recycled wood, resin and pencils

Lollypop Ring – recycled wood, metal and pencils

Sculptures - recycled wood, resin and pencils

Sculptures – recycled wood, resin and pencils

Aiden first produced a small body of work for us for our Fairytale Exhibition a couple of years ago taking his brief really seriously – his little blog post is here. Here at Heart Gallery we love the way Aiden works, what he produces and how he produces it so we really hope you can get along to see this new collection by Aiden before the end of October.

Ring - recycled wood, resin and pencils

Ring – recycled wood, resin and pencils

 

 

 

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