“Now and Then” is a collaboration between London based jeweller Linnie Mclarty and Natascha Madeiski. It was inspired by an archaeological dig in Beirut. The project began with a visit to an archaeological site in Byblos and by pairing ceramics and metalwork and referencing both elements – architectural and historic. Referencing the traditions of burial objects and the significantly large number of ceramic and metal ‘grave goods’ found in Byblos, the resulting containers paired with their metal tools took on an anthropomorphic quality, becoming almost like soldiers guarding the things inside.
Porcelain and Brass