Table It: Feature in Cardiff Life, September 2020
Object art - the curation of found and collected objects - fascinates artist and architect Katherine Jones, who lives in Canton. She believes that beauty can be found in the most common and familiar things, and it's these artefacts that she will gather, compose and assemble into bespoke boxes or coffee tables (As pictured).
"People often tell me that they save mundane, everyday items and trinkets that hold fond memories, but they are not sure what to do with them," says Katherine. "When these 'ordinary' items are displayed, they are transformed into a rich and textural whole. The boxes often juxtapose natural and man-made artefacts, combined within a uniquely crafted frame. They capture a place and time through crafts and making, and have been popular as bespoke commissions, making each box personal, relevant, evocative and highly emotive.
"One of my favourite recent commissions was a diptych called Mamgu's Boxes. The two boxes reveal treasured possessions of write and performer Sian Harries' late grandmother - from rose-patterned handkerchiefs and bottles of talcum powder to chipped ornaments and hand written notes. I worked closely with Sian to learn about her grandmother and we made the boxes to showcase these memories."
Prices start at £95 for a commissioned box; to turn the box into coffee table, it would be an approximate additional £150.
I’m an artist who creates beautiful memory boxes and intricate ink drawings to help you connect with the people and places you love.