Melanie Eddy: Geometric Construction from the Islamic Pattern Making Class
12 September 2010
by Carla Sorrell
Jeweller Melanie Eddy will undertake a two month creative residency at the Turquoise Mountain Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture in Kabul. The residency is supported by the British Council in partnership with Turquoise Mountain, who are hosting Melanie for the duration of her stay from September to December 2010.
Melanie will deliver a series of design workshops and briefs to students at Turquoise Mountain, working with them to explore contemporary approaches to jewellery which incorporate or reference ideas of heritage. Melanie will also have the opportunity to study traditional Afghan techniques and to spend time developing her own ideas and practice during the residency.
A jeweller from Afghanistan will return to the UK for a similar creative residency in London.
Follow Melanie's experiences in Afghanistan on her blog.