Jo Pond - Tin Necklace
Hi Masters Voice vintage tin locket by Jo Pond. Set on adjustable cord necklace.
3.5 x 4 x 1.5cm
Born in Chiswick, London, Pond is now based in rural Staffordshire. Alongside her practice as a studio jeweller, she is employed as a part-time lecturer at the School of Jewellery. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of Contemporary Applied Arts in London.
"I come from a family of 'Ponds' who appear to have a genetic necessity for hoarding; digging up metal detector finds was the foundation of a passion for objects which others might not quite appreciate. This fashioned the beginnings of a lifetime of habitual collecting.
Utilising this drive to accumulate the unconventional and unwanted, coupled with an aesthetic appreciation of the details of decomposition and change, I choose to incorporate items potentially paradoxical within jewellery, to create beautiful and on occasion, confusing objects.
Employing symbolic references of form, material and technique, I dabble in the potential for wearable items to become vehicles for communication; whether through sense, nostalgia, or knowledge."