Domestic Goddesses and the Plastic Revolution #WOWW
“Domestic Goddesses and the Plastic Revolution” is an interactive talk by artist and jeweller Bronwen Gwillim, followed by an (optional) workshop on either of two subsequent days.
Bronwen Gwillim makes bold statement jewellery from plastic she collects from the beaches where she lives on the Angle Peninsula in South Pembrokeshire. Fascinated by this extraordinary material Bronwen will reveal aspects of plastic’s cultural, social and environmental impact through stories connected to key women and the products and causes they championed. During her talk, there will also be an opportunity to learn how to identify different plastic types and even make your own bioplastic!
The talk is at 7.30pm on Thursday 1st July.
On Friday 2nd or Saturday 3rd July (10.30-4pm), Bronwen will be running an ‘Introduction to Plasticsmithing’ workshop. In this, she will show you how to use waste plastic as a raw resource for making bold statement pieces of jewellery. Using simple hand tools participants will learn how to identify different plastic types and to safely cut, shape, join and texture plastic to make statement pieces of jewellery such as bangles, earrings and pendants.
No experience is necessary and all tools and materials are provided. However, you’re welcome to bring items of waste plastic including beach plastic with you. Please bring an apron, mask and a packed lunch.
**Please note: July 2nd workshop is now sold out**
We are grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for part subsidising this event.