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BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design

Maja Piechocka

Whilst travelling recently, my attention was drawn to tribal art and jewellery and that is where I focused the research. My latest collection is a fulfillment of my experiences and inspirations brought together in the shape of jewellery.

My work is based on the contrast between tribal and western culture. As animal bones area recurring motif among many tribes, I have decided to create a western response to it by replacing bone with an artificial material, resin. Bone itself is a perfect structure combining aesthetics with functionality and the elegance and variety of shapes can be somewhat overwhelming. In this collection I have restricted myself to the use of animal bones, such as chickens, ox tails, mice skulls, turkey necks and baby anaconda spines. All of these are fashioned and joined using different metal chains and wires, both precious and nonprecious.

Maja Piechocka - Turkey neck necklace.

Turkey neck necklace.

Maja Piechocka - 'Tribal Translucence' 
Model: April Pebble Owens.
Photography: Wojtek Sasiela. 
Makeup: Aleksandra Koziol.

'Tribal Translucence' Model: April Pebble Owens. Photography: Wojtek Sasiela. Makeup: Aleksandra Koziol.

Maja Piechocka - Mouse skull earring.

Mouse skull earring.

Maja Piechocka - 'Tribal Translucence' 
Model: April Pebble Owens.
Photography: Wojtek Sasiela. 
Makeup: Aleksandra Koziol.

'Tribal Translucence' Model: April Pebble Owens. Photography: Wojtek Sasiela. Makeup: Aleksandra Koziol.

Maja Piechocka - Salmon spine ring.

Salmon spine ring.

Maja Piechocka - 'Tribal Translucence' 
Model: April Pebble Owens.
Photography: Wojtek Sasiela. 
Makeup: Aleksandra Koziol.

'Tribal Translucence' Model: April Pebble Owens. Photography: Wojtek Sasiela. Makeup: Aleksandra Koziol.

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