Hayley Beckley | Found in the Forest 1

Hayley Beckley | Found in the Forest 1

2nd Place, Emerging Artist Award

Materials: Silk crepe, silk thread, interfacing, recycled sterling silver

BA, Birmingham City University, UK

“I source materials as locally as I can and make considered material choices. The sterling silver I use is all recycled and I use a salt and vinegar mix to clean the silver after soldering. The bamboo silk is a far more sustainable choice because of its reduced environmental impact and also the strength and durability of the material itself […] My printing is done locally, using water-based inks and by a company with a strong environmental responsibility policy. I use all recycled packaging from another sustainably focused printer. I am now working on digitizing my pattern drafting and print placements to completely minimize waste whilst allowing for greater freedom of creativity.”