Joanne Burke is a self-taught British artist living and working from her studio in Rome. Her hand sculpted works are made season-less in limited editions which combine anthropomorphic figures and abstract forms with an undercurrent of eroticism. Inspired by the symbology behind jewellery and what it used to represent in the past, culturally, socially and politically. Citing also the old studio art and craft of making jewels as an influence in opposition to the factory produced designs of today. Joanne uses jewellery as a narrative, acknowledging the past in technique but with the intention of making relevant works with symbolic meaning. Believing each jewel is a piece of a larger story which the wearer can interpret as they wish.
22k gold plated Dwarf Earring by Joanne Burke, sculpted by hand and cast in bronze.
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