Another week, another wonderful volunteer we’d like you to meet! Soizig Carey is an artist specialised in jewellery design who has been volunteering with our Saturday Create team.
I graduated in Silversmithing and Jewellery from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Since then I have established a multi-disciplinary creative practice, heavily influenced by narratives cultural references, graphics and architecture.
My work in this time has extended from jewellery, 3 dimensional objects and print to installations, teaching and curatorial projects. The cross-over between Visual Art and Design is important to me and I am an active member of both communities in Glasgow.
I was keen to work with Project Ability in the Create Saturday programme as many of my objectives as a teaching artist now focus on early years arts education out-with a classroom context. My key aims are to introduce elements of play into the making process. This emphasises more the child’s right to construct their own experience and invent, rather than be concerned by the finished product.
The Project Ability workshop environment and resources allow for an interactive experience, where the children can be as curious as they wish to make their own creative choices and discoveries. In this respect it caters for individual identities and needs. It has been such a pleasure to work with all the kids and get to know them!
-Soizig Marie Carey