Help Set a Jeweller's Imagination Freeeee!

Any donation, small or large, will be greatly appreciated and used solely for materials.

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This project received pledges on Thu 28 Mar 2013

Me and My Project 

I'm Zoe Davidson, a student at Dundee's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and am a Creative Prosthetics Designer & Maker. Prosthetics literally means producing extensions and sculptures within and around the body to create new shapes and a new identity for the wearer.

Currently, I'm preparing for my degree show in May, and plan to go on into the film or fashion industry, creating special effects, props, body adornments, and so many other fabulous creations! In addition, June is when I'll be exhibiting my work at New Designers and possibly create fantastic contacts, and maybe even opportunuties!

 

Final Commerial Ring Piece fold formed copper and latex

 

Crab inspired sample piece

 

Why the Money?

The materials required to create my works are copper, liquid latex (rubber), plasticine and pigment which, in all, can create quite a lengthy bill. Thus, the money raised will be used soley on the materials to make my pieces.

I have been making small pieces so far using a traditional technique called fold forming. Fold forming is the folding and hammering of metal (copper in this case) to create some ribbed, curved, sculptural shapes. I blend these shapes with latex to create some sci-fi alien creatures. However, I feel my fold formed pieces could go a lot further. Bigger. Bolder. Help me unleash them!

If you donate you really would be helping a young student jump-start her career as you'd be providing the building blocks - the materials required to create my pieces.

Every penny counts.

Thank you for taking your time to read and have a great rest-of-your day!

 

Sample, inspired by shark gills with wire filaments.

 


Final Piece Anemone Inspired prosthetic growths 

 

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Thanks again :-)

  

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Final Film Project Collaboration inspired by Ridley Scott's 'Alien' movie. You can view "The Making" of our film below.

 

 

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Pledge £1 or more

Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.

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Pledge £2 or more

You will receive a personal lovely 'thank you' from me on my social media sites (Facebook and Twitter).

1 claimed

Estimated delivery: 1 April 2013

Pledge £5 or more

You will receive a personalised latex 'thank you' through the post, as well a heart-warming thank you on my social media sites (Twitter and Facebook).

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Estimated delivery: 1 April 2013

Pledge £20 or more

You will receive a pair of copper fold-formed leaf earrings made by me :-) Each pair is different due to the natural way I'm feeling on the day. So each on is a surprise! Also a big 'Thank You' on my online social media sites.

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2013

Pledge £40 or more

You will receive a beautiful copper score-folded triangular pendant on a lovely chain. Score-folding is created by using tiny sanding discs on a pendant motor which scores lines which can then be folded (look at the 5th picture down to get an idea. Plus, a big 'Thank You' on my social media sites!

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2013

Pledge £60 or more

You will receive one-of-a-kind sterling silver fold-formed leaf earrings, each pair with a different character. Plus, 'thank yous' on my social media sites. Note: Deliveries will be sent 'recorded' and 'signed for' for International.

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2013

Pledge £70 or more

You will receive one-of-a-kind sterling silver fold-formed leaf earrings, each pair with a different character. Plus, a latex thank you and 'thank yous' on my social media sites! Note: Deliveries will be sent 'recorded' and 'signed for' for International.

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2013