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Shadow Earrings, 2019, silver, baroque Pearls, 22ct gold plating
Jewellery for Henrietta, 2019, silver
Katy Gillam-Hull makes work fuelled by curiosity and informed by historical research and imagination. She predominantly works in precious metals but uses her knowledge of a variety of handcrafts to play with combinations of materials.
Exploring the lives of women in history who have been under-appreciated, Gillam-Hull uses the forms of traditional jewellery to make imaginative artefacts which represent their lives. Jewellery for Henrietta plays with the traditional forms of a writing case and thimble holder to reference Henrietta Howard’s friendships with influential politicians and the letters they shared.
Katy Gillam-Hull graduated from the Contemporary Applied Arts programme at the University of Hertfordshire. She then took on an artist residency with St Albans Museum culminating in 3 installations across the town over 3 years. These were: Rescued, Retained, Revered (Installed in both St Albans clocktower and St Albans Verulamium Museum September 2016) and Abundance (New St Albans Museum June 6th/July 6th, 2018)
Over the last 4 years she has been working from north London where she also teaches silversmithing classes at the Made by Ore studios. Gillam-Hull has developed and formed new collections predominantly working with found objects including mudlarked items.
Hertfordshire Open 2020
This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between www.uharts.co.uk and www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.
Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.
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