The brooch is limited edition and the anodised aluminium disks were designed to represent the parlimentary scrolls, echoing the glass disks in ‘New Dawn’. It is constructed from polished aluminium printed and dyed by hand in all of the colours of the women’s suffrage organisations.
Each brooch is unique due to its hand-made nature and is made using traditional riveting methods and modern dying techniques. The dyed aluminium and hand printed imagery varies from piece to piece giving you a beautifully hand crafted piece of art jewellery to treasure forever.
6 × 3 cm
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Only use a silver cloth or a soft cotton cloth for silver surfaces. Use only soapy water and an old soft bristle toothbrush on aluminium surfaces.
The Story of the ‘New Dawn’ Brooch commission
Sally Lees was commissioned in 2016 to create a collection of jewellery to accompany the installation of ‘New Dawn’ a light sculpture by Mary Branson to celebrate women’s suffrage. The collection was recommissioned with some new pieces for the Vote 100 exhibition at Westminster Hall in 2018.
The imagery on this brooch is inspired by the Parliamentary scrolls on which The Representation of the People’s Act, that gave some women the right to vote was written on.
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Sally has a passion for making beautiful things. She is a metalworker at heart and uses her traditional jewellery making skills and those of printing and dying aluminium to create stylish original jewellery.
After studying art and design in the North of England Sally was selected to have a studio amongst the wealth of talent at Cockpit Arts in London.
Her ethos is to hand make her products not manufacture them.
Sally is featured on The Crafts Council Directory. and has appeared on the BBC’s Learning Zone.
She currently also teaches jewellery at the Mary Ward Centre in central London and has taught jewellery making at Cockpit Arts, Designercourses, Greenwich Community College and London Metropolitan University.
Her cufflinks are featured in the jewellery making books: ‘Anodized! Brilliant Colours and Bold Designs in Aluminium’ by Clare Stiles and ‘Coloured Aluminium Jewellery: Design and Make’ by Lindsey Mann; and her jewellery is also featured in ‘Colours adn Textures of Jewellery’ by Nina Gilbey and Beckkie Ora Cheeseman.
In 2016 Sally was commissioned by the Houses of Parliament to make a collection of jewellery inspired by and to accompany Mary Branson’s New Dawn light sculpture celebrating women’s suffrage. In 2018 she was re-commissioned to re create the collection with additional items and new colour combinations.
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