Sunday, 2 November 2014

15th October 2014: Karen Casper 'Fusing Old with New'

Karen is a big fan of up-cycling, particularly vintage lace & broken jewelry. She conveyed the importance of research & experimenting before embarking on her projects. What was also interesting was her desire for her pieces to be commercially successful from the outset & the importance of good photography which has meant her work is in demand by stylists for editorial & advertising work alone. The french bodice bedecked with images & memories was lovely but we all fell in love with Miss Coral ( the lace shawl) which even glowed in the dark. The structure & delicacy was lovely.