About Alison Macleod
Through using a wide range of materials, techniques and imagery I reflect the eclectic nature of my subject matter in a quirky way. By finely soldering silver beaded wire into clusters I reference the intense decoration found in Victorian jewellery. My silver clusters are saturated with tiny curios of different textures and colours like in a junk shop. To create this variety I combine techniques such as individual wax casting, sheet silver piercing, reticulation, stone setting and bead stringing. These techniques allow me to combine silver and gold with semi precious stones and found objects to create thought provoking pieces.