‘I’m drawn to jewellery primarily for its alchemic sentiments and the idea of inanimate objects bestowing otherworldly attributes.’
Mike Chavez Dawson is an artist-curator based at Rogue Artists’ Studios, Manchester, UK. He instigated and curated the critically acclaimed show 'Unrealised Potentional' and David Shrigley's solo show 'HOW AEW YOU FEELING?' Chavez Dawson's work covers a number of disciplines including fne art and design, performance, music, curating and publishing. His jewellery is a tribute to Marcel Duchamp; Chavez Dawson has insisted the price of the ring remain at £1916, the date cited on the side of the urinal.
Q DID YOU ENJOY MAKING JEWELLERY?
A Yes, it’s a meditation of mediation that enriches the mind and heart.
Q DID IT COME EASILY TO YOU?
A No, it’s something I’m still battling with and I rely on artisans to fll my skill gaps, but I learn with every creation or production of each edition.
Q WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN AND ARE YOU PLEASED AND OR SURPRISED WITH THE RESULT?
A Absolutely – it has opened up a whole new creative vernacular for us. I have bodies of works in the wings. Just need more space, time and resources – but I’m patient.