I am really excited to announce the arrival of yet another new collection! My latest collection is made of paper mache along with copper wire, beads and fabric. It’s a highly versatile and tactile medium with endless possibilities. This particular collection is inspired from basic geometric shapes like circles and squares and some organic forms. Fabric has also been used to add to the soft, free-flowing look of the pieces. Fashioned from paper and fabric this collection is stark, unique and bold.
I started working with paper mache clay last year for my jewellery inspired artworks for the exhibition titled Cenotaphs. While searching for an easy and versatile medium which would be quick to work with, I came across paper mache clay. Paper Mache clay is slightly different than traditional paper mache in consistency and composition. It spreads like butter on any surface and dries quickly. However, it’s a little difficult to use it by itself as it lacks fibre. It is while working on that project that I had made a mental note to try and use this medium for my jewellery. The first few attempts were unsuccessful. After a bit of trial and error with the recipe, I found the optimum composition which would work well for jewellery making.
The entire collection is now available for sale at “Wabisabi” a boutique café in Kolkata. This collection has a total of thirteen pieces and are all one-of-a-kind and will never be reproduced.
SHOHINI would definitely come up with more collections in paper mache. Absolutely in love with this medium! Its light weight and incredibly strong. The fabric will fray a little as time goes by but that is the desired effect. It’s also friendly to the environment as it’s made from recycled paper and waste fabric.