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Alice Waese
ALICE WAESE IS A JEWELLERY AND FASHION DESIGNER BASED IN NEW YORK. TRAINED IN BOTH GARMENT DESIGN AND FINE ART. HER PRACTICE IS INFORMED BY DRAWING, SCULPTURE, CLOTH AND RAW MATERIALS. INSPIRED BY THE NATURAL WORLD, WAESE CREATES BEAUTIFULLY HAND CRAFTED PIECES IN INTRICATELY TEXTURED STERLING SILVER AND GOLD. THE DESIGNER ALSO WORKS WITH VARYING MATERIALS SUCH AS LEATHER AND YARN, DEMONSTRATING HER KEEN EYE FOR DETAIL AND PROCESS. ACCORDING TO WAESE MUCH OF HER WORK IS REALISED THROUGH EXPERIMENTATION AND THE CROSSOVER OF CHOSEN MEDIUMS. WAESE IS A PROLIFIC ILLUSTRATOR AND HAS PUBLISHED HER DARK AND SURREAL WATERCOLOUR DRAWINGS IN A SERIES OF HAND PRINTED HARDBOUND BOOKS, EACH CONTAINING A SINGLE PIECE OF JEWELRY HIDDEN IN A CUTOUT.