Cellulose Acetate
(Cellulose Acetate)

Many of the available varieties of cellulose acetate are designed to imitate such ‘nobler’ materials as wood, snakeskin and marble; which look like the real thing but with the malleable qualities of waxy plastic.

In this collection of pieces I looked at ways in which to layer and facet the plastic and exploit these mimicking qualities. I constructed beads and faceted ‘stones’, layered into shimmering gem-like colours and carved into shape.