Corrine Edwards is a local artist living and working in Waterloo SE1.
She trained as a Printed Textile designer at Winchester school of Art & at The Royal College of Art. RCA
Edwards is also a Jeweller who creates a range of Contemporary Silver jewellery rich in texture.
She has worked for many years at Morley college in the ceramics & printmaking departments.
Edwards works with a variety of media and techniques. Inspired by ancient symbols, maritime and archeological finds such as
Ghanaian Adinkra symbols from West Africa, Runes, Megalithic sites and stone circles, Sacred geometry worldwide. Also The Springs, Wells and Holy sites of Our Sacred Albion.
Corrine Edwards brings to her work a deep knowledge and interest in cultures, symbols, texture, materials and forms. She creates myriad sculptures, prints and mixed-media pieces in a wide variety of materials and found objects.
Human size crowns with Cowrie shell imprints take the place of traditional jewels and harken back to the historic use of these shells as currency. Larger works, such as the long wall pieces titled ‘Banana leaf boat’, are incised or painted with oxides.
Also on display are plaques with Ghanaian adinkra symbols impressed and carved into their surfaces; Adinkra symbol pods referencing the stamps used in fabric printing as well as potato printing methods are further utilised by this resourceful artist. Double plantains, eggs, abstract animal and human forms can all be seen within these works.
Corrine’s ceramic works are hand built by the artist with stoneware clay, brushed with oxides and double dipped in a distinctive signature dry sky-blue glaze prior to firing. Corrine also creates mono-prints using her ceramics, jewellery and found objects: these are made with silver ink on black tissue paper emphasising the textures and forms of each piece. Framed three dimensional collages incorporating found objects, sewing thread, hair and components from a record deck round out this multi-dimensional and striking installation.
Edwards is also a London Beekeeper and references honeybee imagery and mythology in her work. In her Mono prints with silver ink on black tissue paper. Corrine has also made photo etchings of her feet in water and of Pollen lemniscate (Infinity symbol) from her bees.
Her vast collection of Ceramic works include; Long wall pieces, Clogs, (textured with bird seeds) Dice, Crowns, Face casts. Eggs, Plantains, Horse shoes, Cowrie imprints on bowls. Ghanaian Adinkra symbols. Abstract sculptures of figures and animals including Fire Dogs.