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Touch for luck, a jeweller's perspective on touch (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Boons, S. (2020, December). Touch for luck, a jeweller's perspective on touch. Presented at Touch: Reflections on making, Online

Microscopic interpretations trough touch in the jeweller’s practice. A reflection of touch in our culture today; from ‘touch for luck’ to ‘touch and get Corona’ and how changed perceptions are impacting practice or providing inspiration.

Questioning the ‘real’ and ‘natural’: A case study on diamonds (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Boons, S. (2020, December). Questioning the ‘real’ and ‘natural’: A case study on diamonds. Presented at Art of Research 2020, Aalto, Finland

The aim of the presentation is to explore and question the definitions assigned to materials and their promotion as natural’ and ‘real’. When it comes to identifying materials, how many processes applied to the material can be justified for it to be... Read More about Questioning the ‘real’ and ‘natural’: A case study on diamonds.

Jewellery ± Scent x Science = Alchemy? (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Boons, S. (2020, July). Jewellery ± Scent x Science = Alchemy?. Presented at Print and Book Festival, Bristol

Contemporary jewellers are considered artists of the miniature sentiment and crafters of the wearable statement. Outside the realm of status and commodity, jewellery can be used to visualise the intangible and conceptual, creating objects and adornme... Read More about Jewellery ± Scent x Science = Alchemy?.

MRE2020: Transforming ideas through utilising novel materials, and an insight into the problem-solving process applied. (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Boons, S. (2020, February). MRE2020: Transforming ideas through utilising novel materials, and an insight into the problem-solving process applied. Presented at Materials Research Exchange 2020, Business Design Centre, London

Material Research Exchange 2020 http://www.materialsresearchexchange.co.uk/ Materials Research Exchange (MRE20) is a two-day exhibition and conference which showcases the wealth of UK materials research and investment opportunities. With the... Read More about MRE2020: Transforming ideas through utilising novel materials, and an insight into the problem-solving process applied..

Jewellery ± Scent x Science = Alchemy? (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Boons, S. (2020, February). Jewellery ± Scent x Science = Alchemy?. Presented at CFPR Seminar Series, Bristol

Contemporary jewellers are considered artists of the miniature sentiment and crafters of the wearable statement. Outside the realm of status and commodity, jewellery can be used to visualise the intangible and conceptual, creating objects and adornme... Read More about Jewellery ± Scent x Science = Alchemy?.