Title: Paper Knives
Artist: Carol Mather
Profile: Since graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University, Carol Mather has received worldwide recognition for her silver sculptures. Carols love of wildlife is evident in her beautifully detailed work, which can be seen in many galleries, including The Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery .Her work has been exhibited in Europe, America and Japan. Carols latest outlet is Paul Smith. She has also worked to commission for both private and public collections. Carols collection includes: smalescale silversmithing objects, jewellery, decorative boxes, sculptures and paper knives. Carols work is made from silver that is initially textured with punches and stamps. Her work is then patinated and polished. This process enhances her work and brings it to life. She has recently been experimenting with gold powders and enamelling to enhance her work further. This year’s collection has been inspired by visits to natural history museums and Victorian artefacts.