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Kelly Munro's inspiration is drawn from her heritage and homeland. Kelly was born in a small town in the far north coast of Scotland, well known for its historical fishing industry. Being surrounded by small abandoned ports around the coast, has given Kelly a particular interest in fishing equipment used in the past and present. This inspiration is reflected in the lobster pots as a starting point for her graduation show work. This has evolved through stages of material exploration and settled at the combination of 'weathering' wood and traditional metal techniques.
The technique of intricate saw piercing enables Kelly to create nets and lightweight structures. Her aim is to shadow the forms of the nets and pots, and loosely interoperate these shapes in her own way. The technique of pyrography plays an important role in the pieces allowing her to create often detailed patterns combined with charred edges and loose paint strokes, mirroring the intricately knotted nets of the trade combined with wind beaten driftwood. Kelly's work aims to portray the rustic look of items found near harbours and tide lines. Kelly is the winner of Rising Stars 2014 Award.
2013 BA Silversmithing and Jewellery, Edinburgh College of Art.
Kelly Munro lives and works in Edinburgh.
Winner of Rising Stars 2014