With the price of silver escalating by 400% in 2011, Helene started to do some new work in copper and gave the pieces she made in this new collection the umbrella title “Pentimento”. The making process (reminiscent of the paintworking process of the title) is a series of layering techniques, leaving traces of former patterns and ideas. The work is designed to look antique with gold leaf and semi precious stones being incorporated to enhance the pieces.
This collection is current in 2015 and new pieces are constantly being added to it.
Photographs by the artist.
Seam of Silver is a business run by designer-maker Helene Shovlar.