Jessamy Kelly
University of Edinburgh


Portfolio, Practice Based, glass, Jewellery, exhibition


Imitate is a body of twelve glass works that was exhibited at the exhibition Like a Rolling Stone which opened at the Museum Reich der Kristalle, as part of the Schmuck International Jewellery Fair, Munich (2017). The exhibition toured to Edinburgh, Scotland (2018) and Padua, Italy (2020). Imitate interrogates the capacity of glass to act as a medium of imitation. It experiments with the way glass can imitate materials and media including ceramic, paper, metal, wood, stone, plastic and semi-precious stones. Kelly situates this research in a lineage dating back to the 12th century, when Venetian glassmakers used imitative techniques to imitate semi-precious stones. She extends this historical method as a living mode of inquiry and experimentation, bringing new dimensions to the contemporary practice of glass.

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30 May 2024


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