Alice McLean

Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery

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My work is concerned with exploring the expressive power of materials through processes of transformation. I construct narratives of process as visual metaphors to comment on values in the world today, referencing various spheres of life and culture. In particular, I question notions of value in the realm of precious metals and jewellery.

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BA (Hons), Contemporary Crafts, University College Falmouth, 2010; Foundation Art and Design, Warwickshire College, 2006


Teaching experience, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2012; Teaching experience, University of Brighton, 2011; Gallery assistant, Electrum Gallery, London, 2011–12; Workshop assistant, Design Camp, Burlington Danes Academy, London, 2011


Paradise, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy, 2012; Effe Kijke: Let’s Have a Look IV: Give and Take, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2012; Welcome to the Body (Galerie Marzee at the RCA), Royal College of Art, 2011; Out of Hand, Selected Alumni Show, Glove Factory, North Devon, 2009