Torquay-based jeweller Regina Middleton looks for beauty in the abandoned: found and foraged materials are central to her practice. In Regina’s upcoming exhibition at Guild of Objects, Tidal Detritus, Regina re-contextualises items rejected by the ocean or discarded on the beach, re-purposing them into wearable and non-wearable pieces. Motivated by a desire to clean up her local beaches and an interest in previously loved objects, Tidal Detritus invites us to contemplate our perceptions of treasure, and to look for beauty in unexpected places.
Tidal Detritus is presented by Guild of Objects as part of the Radiant Pavilion Festival. To coincide with her exhibition, Regina will be presenting a silver jewellery making workshop, focusing on found and foraged material. Read more about Regina and her practice here.
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