Bridget Catchpole is a studio jeweller who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. From empty beauty product packaging to plastic remnants collected along the Pacific Northwest Coast, Catchpole incorporates castoff materials affording them equal value to traditional gemstones. Currently, her work looks at patterns of plastic waste from throwaway culture and how it has become a pervasive presence in the natural environment. These self-harvested materials become a departure point for broader topics, tracing back to a partiality involving worth and waste, blurring notions of what is precious, valuable and lasting.
Check out more of Bridget’s work at http://www.bridgetcatchpole.com/ and see it in person at the UNEXPECTED opening on Nov. 24th at the CCBC Gallery, Vancouver BC.