Snapshots of the History and Evolution of the Field
Alexandra Moreno and Abigail Ellen Pontefract
Left: Alexandra Moreno (b. 1991, Sweden) is an artist and maker of objects relating to the body. Even though she uses jewelry as a starting point, her aim is to transcend its disciplinary boundaries. Through her practice, she intends to expand the concept of jewelry into a broader spectrum of form and format. Posthumanist theory is a tool for Moreno to investigate, question, and find new perspectives and realities concerning the human body. Moreno is pursuing a BFA in Jewelry and Corpus at Ädellab, Konstfack (Stockholm). Currently, she is doing an exchange semester at Pratt Institute (NYC). @alexandra_moreno. Photo: Kegen Lorentzon.
Right: Abigail Ellen Pontefract was born in Manchester, England, into a long line of tradespeople who are “good with their hands.” After spending her youth in Winchester, she moved to London to undertake her Art Foundation at Central Saint Martins. She is currently completing a study abroad program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Afterward, she will return back to her home university, Glasgow School of Art, to complete her BA Degree in Jewelry and Silversmithing. The Glasgow-based jewelry student’s current work is heavily inspired by the world of speculative design. She is fascinated by the inner workings of the human body and this has become a central tenet of Pontefract’s design philosophy. @abbatiajewellery