Crowns, coronets, and tiaras : a study of head ornamentation in metals
Crowns, coronets and tiaras are rings or circles (full or partial), usually metallic, plain or decorated, worn on the head to show honor, authority or distinction. The primary objective of this creative project was to research the history of crowns, tiaras and coronets, the significance of design, materials used, as well as, tradition and ceremony of which these are a part. The secondary objective was to design and construct a series of crowns using traditional designs, as well as, upon the artist's interpretation of contemporary design. This body of work employed a variety of traditional metalsmithing techniques including: fabrication, forging and forming.