News Release: Immediate Release April 2013
Quirky and nostalgic felted jewellery by Edinburgh based Lynsey Walters is on sale at Concrete Wardrobe this June for their monthly Maker of the Month exhibition.
Walters specialises in jewellery and hair accessories made from a mixture of hand and industrial felted Scottish wool. Her style is inspired by her vintage collections and a quirky sense of humour. The jewellery is based loosely on an imaginary garden crossed with a delicious haberdashery shop. The work is strongly coloured and has a delightfully nostalgic charm.
An ECA and RCA graduate, Walters runs her studio from her home in Portobello, Edinburgh, and sells internationally to some of the coolest shops around the globe, including Concrete Wardrobe.
Inspired by the detailed everyday objects of home life, and with a natural eye for balance and harmony, even Walters’ kitchen cupboard looks like a still life in its own right; a perfectly executed display of 1950’s containers and packaging. A collector of all things vintage, detailed and shiny, Walters’ reflects these magpie tendencies in her work. The new range of jewellery includes necklaces and brooches, featuring birds on felt branches, secreting sparkly jewels in the form of buttons and shiny beads.
Of her exhibition at Concrete Wardrobe, Walters commented, “Having exhibited internationally, it’s great to be able to exhibit in my home city of Edinburgh. Concrete Wardrobe reflects the ethos of my work perfectly.”
Fiona McIntosh, Co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe added, “Walters uses wool, the most traditional of Scottish fibres, to create delightfully intricate and imaginative modern pieces. All beautifully made and perfectly priced.”
Lynsey Walters will be on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 30th June 2013.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. (Sunday 12 - 5pm.)
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA
PR: Katherine Emtage. Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh.