Gemma Scully creates contemporary sterling silver and gold jewellery inspired by the Chaos Theory, something that has fascinated her for years. The idea that small differences in initial conditions yield widely diverging outcomes. Through a process of hand casting she is able to conduct her own research into this idea. Dropping varying amounts of molten silver and gold into different volumes of snow, ice and water she creates wildly different all one off casting that Gemma then designs around.
Gemma is interested in adding order and structure to her designs to create an almost ironic balance or juxtapose. Drawing inspiration from Edward N. Lorenzs images of chaotic flow she creates repetitive line drawings in precious metals including silver and 18ct gold, that add structure, form and wearability to the cast pieces.
Gemma prides herself on being Eco-friendly within her work, through casting herself by hand she ensure that there is no waste, all scrap is melted down and cast. Also instead of using cast grains, Gemma buys old scrap and re-use old silver pieces.
Along with casting Gemma also uses other techniques within her work including, Gold inlay, fusing, engraving and fabrication.