TESSA METCALFE POP-UP 27/06 – 03/07/13
Controversial taxidermist and jeweller Tessa Metcalfe is at the forefront of a new generation of edgy, experimental jewellers based in Hackney, and for the week Thursday 27th June – Wednesday 3rd July, she’ll be based just down the road here at BOXPARK (Unit 8) with a pop-up store.
Tessa’s been busy making a name for herself in both the fashion and art worlds with her debut collection, ’Homage’.
Based on a fantasy London underworld where pigeons rule the roost, with their feet being turned into precious talismans of the city… Tessa’s debut collection ‘Homage’ has been garnering praise from both the fashion and art worlds.
London pigeon’s feet are cast in silver before having their nails gold plated by hand, and form the basis for an entire collection of jewellery from rings to large statement necklaces.