So Fresh and So Clean

Cass MA by Project student exhibits at international exhibition of ethical metalworkers

Lieta Marziali, a student on MA By Porject at The Cass has been selected for a second international jewellery exhibition: Ethical Metalsmiths' SO FRESH + SO CLEAN 2017 In its fourth year, the show celebrates “work that's happening now, challenging how we define the field of metalsmithing and jewelry”, while “objectively looking at where our studio practices intersect with environmental concerns and human health.”

Lieta's jewellery practice is deeply rooted in its ethical approach to materials and processes. She says: “As human beings and as makers we have an enormous responsibility when bringing new objects into the world, both in terms of their material impact and of the power they have to communicate. My studio practice reflects the way I try to live my life, in an unselfish dialogue between intention and design. I seek, in life and practice, to remain mindful of how my presence and my behaviour affect the world I live in, never stopping questioning my actions.”

This year Lieta has already been selected for The Association for Contemporary Jewellery's 20th anniversary show 20:20 Visions, which is still touring at national venues, and the prestigious Legnica International Jewellery Competition in Poland . In November she will be exhibiting once again at Tincal Lab in Porto as part of their Jewellery and Music show and she is about to travel to Athens for a residency ahead of exhibiting in Amsterdam at Sieraad, Europe's most important art jewellery fair, also in November.

IMAGE: My Kinda Gold pin, 2015 (ethically-produced, organic, vegetable-dyed, beeswaxed hemp twine, pebble, stainless steel)

image of yellow pin made with metal and twine