We're SO happy to introduce you to Megan Falconer: the newest member of the CARVE crew! Megan will be your host for CARVE classes in Aberdeen (and the surrounding areas!) so we wanted to introduce you all; she’s pretty cool.
CARVE: Megan! Welcome to CARVE! Tell us about yourself: what’s your jewellery background?
Megan: Hello! I was first introduced to jewellery making during my time at DJCAD: being given a tour of the workshop with all the tools, the noises and the things going on, I was hooked from then. After graduating in 2015, I did several placements/work experience on my travels, and after settling in Aberdeen, have been pursuing my own jewellery and silversmithing business for the past two years.
CARVE: So, you’re a practising jeweller yourself - tell us, what kind of things do you make and where can we find your work?
Megan: I make a whole range of work from silver whisky tumblers and forged spoons to small pieces of jewellery. The traditional techniques involved in silversmithing really interest me and I love creating unique pieces of silverware starting with a disk of sheet metal. You can find my portfolio of work on my website www.meganfalconer.com, which shows the different collections I have created since graduating.
CARVE: Do you have any CARVE idols?
Megan: I have many CARVE idols! Mostly ones I follow on Instagram, as I love that other makers share their process and story through social media. Each designer is completely different and I love the different style each one has. A few of my favourites are : Alice Potter, Marion Lebouteiller, Sarah Brown and JOY BC.
CARVE: We love to have a bit of a nibble and a tipple (or a soft) while we run CARVE classes, tell us, what do you like to best Compliment CARVE?
Megan: For me, nothing would compliment a CARVE session more than a rhubarb and ginger gin and prosecco, my drink of choice at the moment!
CARVE: One last question before you dash back to your busy life - where do you find your CARVEspiration, and if you had all the time and resources in the whole world - what would you CARVE?
Megan : Most of my inspiration comes from my surroundings, I love exploring coastlines and rural areas of Scotland to be inspired. I want to create unique textures in my work and I use found objects from the landscape to help facilitate this. It would be a dream to carve a collection of objects to exhibit that are inspired by different locations I have visited. Each would tell a story about the places I had been and the memories they hold.
If you want to CARVE with the glorious Megan, she'll be taking care of the lucky bunch at our August workshop at Teasel and Tweed. Get your tickets on our workshops page, and get ready to hear more from Megan in the future!